15+ Historical Facts About Rhodesian Ridgebacks You Might Not Know

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is the breed that made a splash among all dog breeding enthusiasts as soon as it emerged from the fabulously mysterious expanses of South Africa.

The roots of the breed can be traced back to hunting dogs that we’re able to hunt large predators, including lions.

#1 The breed that is today called the Rhodesian Ridgeback was recognized in 1922 thanks to the enthusiasm, dedication and great energy of Mr. Francis Richard Barnes.

#2 The roots of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed can be traced back to a hunting dog that is capable of hunting large predatory animals.

#3 An image from 4000 BC, also found in Egypt, shows a variety of dog breeds, including a fold-eared hound with a distinct ridge on its back.

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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