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Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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A dog breed developed in Southern Africa.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa where it was used (amongst other things) to hunt lions. This is most likely why this dog is known for its bravery. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape … see full wiki

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Rhodesian Ridgeback: 5 reasons you want this dog!

  • Mar 12, 2010
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  1. Ridgebacks are incredibly intelligent. Stubborn and independent, yes, but super smart. If you're fair and consistent and kind, they are very trainable.
  2. They do shed, but not much! Their fur is very tight and short and reddish-golden, and when it falls off it looks like little gold eyelashes. Ridgebacks are very easy to groom.
  3. They don't need many baths. Which is good, because most (not all) Ridgebacks hate water! Bathe your Ridgeback once a season, give her a chunk of white cheddar cheese after (it helps with any dryness in her skin) and she'll be clean and good smelling for 3 more months.
  4. Ridgebacks are incredible companions. They fall deeply in love with one person and become that person's familiar, going everywhere with you.  But they have the capacity to love the whole family too. They're happiest curled on the warm couch with their family.
  5. They need to RUN and exercise, but the good news is they only need about an hour of it a day. The rest of the day, just give a Ridgeback a cozy, warm spot and he will sleep like there's no tomorrow.
Ridgeback at the beach. Avoiding the water :) Rhodesian Ridgeback: 5 reasons you want this dog! Out on a walk in Tahoe Ridgebacks love being cozy. More than anything.

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March 13, 2010
I've seen these pooches before, but never knew their name.  What a mouthful! :P  Is that your Ridgeback in the photos?  How old is he or she?  Sounds like a great pet!  Thanks for sharing, Megan :)
March 13, 2010
Oh, and by the way, I added some factual information to the wiki to the right of the page. Helps your readers understand what you're reviewing, and you can totally edit the wiki yourself by clicking on the pencil button ;)
 
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