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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The soldiers were members of a police advisory team and were travelling as part of a two-vehicle convoy when their vehicle, a Ridgeback protected patrol vehicle driven by Lce Cpl Ramsden, rolled into the Nahr-e Bughra canal.
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SAY hello to Amber, a Ridgeback cross who is now happily settled with the Hartley family of Lepton.
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