Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Black nose Rhodesian Ridgeback
Other names African Lion Dog
African Lion Hound
Origin Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe)
Classification / standards
FCI Group 6, Section 3 #146 standard
AKC Hound Group standard
ANKC Group 4 (Hounds) standard
CKC Group 2 - Hounds standard
KC (UK) Hound standard
NZKC Hounds standard
UKC Sighthounds & Pariahs standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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 sniff out and confuse lions while the hunter shot the lion.

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