As with most "purebred" strains, the Rhodesian Ridgeback
is prone to a number of infirmities, such as hip dysplasia and dermoid sinus, which is a growth that runs dorsolaterally along the dog's back and can lead to painful abscesses.
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
He's also been adapting to the competitions with great excitement - a well-documented characteristic of the Rhodesian Ridgeback
breed - and most recently finished 2nd in a competition that featured several other highly prized breeds.
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.
The animals, including a Rhodesian ridgeback
, five British bulldogs, two American bulldogs and two Staffordshire bull terriers, were not illegal but were suspected of being used for breeding.
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.
She escaped when her dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback
called Zola, started barking.
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.
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
It is believed the dog - a cross between an American pitbull and a Rhodesian ridgeback
, called Jazz - attacked the schoolgirl after she approached her two-year-old brother, Kyle.
Hansine couldn't bear to see Henry her Rhodesian Ridgeback
(pictured on the left with her) locked in quarantine when she moved from Germany to County Cork.