Rhodesian Ridgeback...

 

Records show that the Hottentots of South Africa used ridge-backed dogs as hunters and companions from at least the 15th century. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a member of the hound group. They were originally bred for hunting big game; today they are guard dogs and companions. The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a delightful nature. He is a faithful one man or family dog and his friendship, once given, is for life. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is very good with children and other pets, so long as it is raised with them from a young age.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a smooth, glossy short coat with a distinctive ridge of hair on its back that grows in the opposite direction of the rest of the hair. This dog is an average shedder requiring minimal grooming. An occasional brushing is all that is needed to keep the coat shiny. Baths should be given only when needed. While frequent grooming is not needed your dog will enjoy being brushed. Occasional washing will make them more pleasant around the house, although as a short haired breed they are naturally a very clean breed.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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