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Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Rhodesian Ridgeback
Male specimen
Other namesAfrican Lion Dog
Common nicknamesRidgeback
OriginSouthern Africa[1]
Height Males 63–69 cm (25–27 in)[1]
Females 61–66 cm (24–26 in)[1]
Weight Males 40 kg (88 lb)[1]
Females 36 kg (79 lb)[1]
Coat Short and dense, sleek and glossy in appearance[1]
Colour Light wheaten to red wheaten. A little white on the chest and toes is permissible. A dark muzzle and ears permissible. Excessive black hair throughout the coat is undesirable. Two nose colors are permissible, black and liver.
Life span 13 years average
Kennel club standards
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed of dog.

It has a red-brown coat of fur on its body and a line of hair down its back which is different from the rest of hair on its body. They are sometimes called The African Lion Dog, because they were used by hunters in Africa to find and confuse lions while the hunter shot the lion.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Rhodesian Ridgeback" (PDF). Fédération Cynologique Internationale. 10 December 1996. Retrieved 10 October 2016.

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