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Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian ridgeback is a South African dog. They were traditionally hunters, guardians, and companions. They are loyal and gentle, making them good family pets despite their size.

The ridgebacks' distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair along their back running opposite to the rest of their coat.

Male ridgebacks should be 25-27 inches at the shoulder and weigh approximately 85 lb, females 24-26 inches and approximately 70 lb. They are typically muscular and have a red coat.

External links:

  • AKC Standard (http://www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/rhodrdge.cfm)

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