Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a distinctive South African dog, a product of many dog breeds.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback might be dated back around the 1500s when Western migrants took various breeds of dogs to Africa. The residents required the best hunting dog, defender, and friend. Their dogs had been carefully bred with part wild “ridgeback” dogs, which were helpful in hunting.

Physical Appearance

The Rhodesian Ridgeback includes a long body and has features like speed, power, and endurance.


25 to 27 inches (male)

24 to 26 inches (female)


Eighty-five lbs. (male)

Seventy pounds (female)


Ten to twelve years 


  • Naughty
  • Strong-willed
  • Dignifies
  • Clever
  • Faithful
  • Sensitive

Susceptible Diseases of Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • Dermoid Sinus 
  • Hip-Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia

Care and Grooming

Rhodesian Ridgeback is a short, smooth-coated dog breed that sheds almost year long, even in winter. Grooming is recommended for four to eight-week intervals to clean out their ears. Their nails should be cut regularly. Examine anal glands and ensure the skin and coat are in good condition.