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"Rhodesian Ridgeback"

Peekay, Tandia & Holly on the barn deck About the Breed
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a native of South Africa. This breed was developed to meet the wide-ranging needs of a hunting dog in the African veldt. The Rhodesian Ridgebacks of lore were capable of performing such diverse tasks as flushing a few partridge, pulling down a wounded stag, or guarding the farm from marauding animals and prowlers at night.
Ridgebacks were also able to withstand the rigours of the African bush. They used to hunt them in packs to separate a lion from the pride for the hunter, who was usually on horseback. Today, ridgebacks are attentive companions, devoted to their family.
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The Ridgeback has a quiet, gentle temperament. They rarely bark, making them nice dogs when you have close neighbors I think our ridgeback, Peekay's favorite place is laying in the grass soaking up the sun. Though he may give the impression of a big, lazy, slow-moving animal, the Ridgeback can be a threatening presence as a watchdog. Probably having more to do with size then anything. Our ridgeback love everyone, I have never seen them act aggressively toward anyone. They are very trustworthy, even around children, although because they are so big, we are careful to watch and be sure they don't knock them over. We adopted our female, who is the alpha dog on our farm. She is quite old but still the fastest. We got Peekay from a reputable breeder as a puppy. Ridgbacks are really cute as puppies, there faces are so full of expression because of all the wrinkles on their foreheads. Plus they love to raise one eye brow, as if to say "really, is that so". An untrained Ridgeback, however, can become a terrible nuisance!

Because of their protective instincts, a Ridgeback should not be trained as a guard dog but, rather, be effectively controlled through obedience training. Peekay was the class clown in obedience training, unfortunately.

Please check out our links page for more information on the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Ridgeback Rescue Program

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