Temperament and Appearance
They are responsive to training and socialisation from a young age, which is essential to harness their guarding nature and ensure a well behaved easy to manage companion. With the right start in life a Ridgeback is easy to care for, co-operative and will continue to be responsive to training.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a short, sleek coat, with a clearly defined ridge of hair down the back growing in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. All Ridgebacks are a wheaten-tan colour, some dogs being darker than others.
Grooming and care
The coat is sleek and short and therefore requires little grooming.
There's no doubt about it the Ridgeback is one dog that needs daily exercise but care should be taken not to over exercise growing puppies to prevent problems such as Hip Dysplasia.
For the latest research in breed-related problems in Rhodesian Ridgebacks visit the University of Sydney's LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.
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