Rhodesian ridgeback


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Rhodesian ridgeback

a large, very muscular dog with a short, light to red wheaten coat. The distinctive feature of the breed is a band (ridge) of hair over the spine, between the neck and hips, in which the hairs grow in the reverse direction. Called also African lion hound. The breed is predisposed to the occurrence of dermoid sinuses associated with the ridge.
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For those who favor an active lifestyle, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is an ideal companion.
Out of necessity, therefore, these settlers developed, by selective breeding between dogs they had brought with them from their home countries and the half-wild ridged dog of the Hottentots, a distinct breed of the African veldt, which has come to be known as the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
TERRIFYING ATTACK: Siobhan Powell, right, who was attacked by a Rhodesian Ridgeback like the one pictured, left, in a Bootle park
com)-- South Side Dogs, western New York State's premier breeder of dogs from champion bloodlines, is now breeding Rhodesian Ridgebacks, for those who are interested in adopting puppies of this breed.
Liza has a nine-year-old dog called Wilf, a cross between a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Rhodesian Ridgeback, and she says spending time with him is her favourite thing to do.
Craig said Simba, a nine-yearold Rhodesian Ridgeback cross, had made a remarkable recovery from the terrible beating meted out by burglars on June 24.
It wasn't just a dog, it was a Rhodesian Ridgeback, probably bred by Eugene Terre Blanche, and it looked as mad as hell.
Glen Murphy, prosecuting for the RSPCA, said inspector Chris Dunbar found the Rhodesian ridgeback dogs at the couple's home at Sunny View, Gwersyllt, on March 1.
The final episode of the series features Yorkshire terriers, a Rhodesian ridgeback that won't stop barking and a German shepherd which attacks visitors to its house.
It's kind of a stress reliever for me,'' added Bledsoe, who began making the biscuits for her two dogs, Blue and April, Rhodesian Ridgeback mixes that she saved from the pound.
The only witness is the family's Rhodesian ridgeback and the widower attempts to discover what happened by communicating with the dog.
where she lives with two female companions: a 4-year-old seven-pound toy fox terrier and a 2 1/2-year-old 85-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback.