Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Overview
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has widely known the large breed of dog that has roots in Southern Africa in the 17th century. It is widely known for a strip of hair that is growing in opposite direction in the middle of the back.
They are muscular and tall, with a flat head and triangular ears. They have a brown nose, black tongue and deep chest. Rhodesian’s front legs are straight and muscular, and they have a very long tail. The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a short coat which is usually red in colour. They are average shedder and their short coat is easy to groom.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback can reach up to 69 cm in height and 39 kg in weight.
Their lifespan is approximately 12 years.
Suitability for Children – Medium
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Trimming Required – None
Amount of hair shed – Little
Food Cost – $15 to $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $66