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Rhodesian Ridgeback

 

The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa, but is credited to Rhodesian breeders who developed and protected the purity of the breed. When the breed was first registered with KUSA - the Kennel Union of Southern Africa - Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia. 

Afrikaans folk sometimes call the breed rifrug. 

Litter of Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies

 

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies for sale

A registered breeder with her dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from beautiful, healthy, and very good-natured parents expected beginning of October 2020. Will be KUSA registered, dewormed and inoculated. They will have a microchip implanted. Breeding restrictions apply.  Contact Anastasia Zabolotnaya,  a.zabolotnaya@me.com   0793067785.   Posted 10.09.2020

Mother ridgeback with her young

A previous litter


Another registered Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeder

 Puppies sometimes available

 

Erica van der Linde  Cell  082 730 5807   email: browdeen@gmail.comWebpage: Browdeen


Early history of dogs

Ridgebacks have a ridge of hair along the top of their backs that seems to grow in the wrong direction. They are short-coated. Sometimes a ridgeback is born with no ridge. These puppies should not be bred from as they don't conform to the breed standard. They make lovely pets though!

A Rhodesian Ridgeback needs a big garden and lots of exercise. Remember puppies grow quickly! Ridgebacks are hounds and like to hunt. They have been used to hunt lion and have been called, "Lion Dogs."  A hound will go hunting by himself and disappear, so a strong, high fence is a must. Training is essential as this is a large, strong  dog. 

Colour: light wheaten or red wheaten, sometimes with a touch of white on the feet or chest.

Height: dogs 63 - 69 cms at shoulder, bitches 62 - 66 cms.

Ridgeback standing tall

dog with a clear ridge along the back

 

Luma Zuma belongs to Mr & Mrs J Hennings. Check the ridge along the back.

 

A sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy

Ridgeback puppy  

Ridgebacks don't find many lions to hunt nowadays, so it's important that they get enough exercise and go for long runs so they stay in peak condition.

Lions used to roam the land in Bible times. Samson could have done with a ridgeback dog to kill the lion he met, but God gave him the strength to kill it with his bare hands. Do you know what happened next? Guess the meaning of Samson's riddle, "Out of the eater came forth meat, Out of the strong came something sweet." 

Answer: A swarm of bees made honey inside the carcass.

Judges 14, 5 - 18


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