Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Size
Large
Height
Males – 25 to 27 inches, Females – 24 to 26 inches
Weight
Males – 85 pounds, Females – 70 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Light wheaten, wheaten or red wheaten
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Hunting, Tracking

A versatile, athletic hound, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is distinguished by a ridge that runs down his back where the hair grows opposite the coat. This loyal, courageous and intelligent breed is an exceptional companion and watchdog. Sociable and affectionate, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has an innate desire to be close to his human companions. His sleek, glossy coat sheds lightly and requires minimal grooming.

Did you know?

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is also called the African Lion Hound because the breed originally was used to hunt lions in South Africa.

Training Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.