14+ Amazing Facts About Rhodesian Ridgebacks You Might Not Know

A noble posture, a proud, intelligent look, muscular legs, broad powerful shoulders, a beautiful color – with a golden, reddish, or wheat hue, shiny coat with iridescence – this is how you can briefly describe the Rhodesian Ridgeback. You can also add that he is always very beautiful – on the move, especially during a graceful run, or when he is amusingly squinting from the sun, or standing still.

#1 Rhodesian Ridgebacks or Ridges have made the successful leap from African hunter to American housemate and acquaintance.

#2 Big and fast, thin and muscular, the Wheezes are legendary calm companions that rarely bark.

#3 The name – “lion dog”, the Ridgeback received due to the fact that Europeans used this fearless breed on safari when hunting lions.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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