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.