Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Description
The Rhodesian Ridgeback distinguishing faeture is a ridge of hair along the back, walking in the opposite direction to the rest of the hairs. This consists of a fan-like area formed by two whorls of hair (called "crowns") and the slope of the shoulder back soon reach the stage of the hip. Ridge is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) in width at the widest point. It is believed to originate from the dog used by the original African dog population, which has the same butt. The first filming Ridgeback is a wall painting depicting the life Boer, located in South Africa Voortrekker Monument.
Male Ridgebacks should stand 63 cm (25 in) to 69cms (27 ins) at Withers and weighs about 85 lb (39 kg) FCI Standard), females should be 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) in height and about 70 pounds (32 kg) weight. Ridgebacks typically muscular and have made for stucco is made of red light, which should be short, dense, sleek and glossy in appearance, and not wool or silk. White received on chest and toes. The presence of black hair or beat keeper was not discussed in the AKC standard, although the elaboration of the AKC standard recorded a total black or dark brown in the mantle can not be redundant . The FCI Standard states that excessive black hair all over the mantle highly undesirable. Ridgebacks sometimes have a dark mask. Dogs nose should be black or brown (liver) in accordance with the color of the dog. No other colored nose permissible. Brown nose is a recessive gene. It is not as common as a black nose, some breeders believe the inclusion of brown noses breeding program is needed to keep the spirit of the mantle. Eyes should be round and should reflect the dog's color: dark eyes with a black nose, yellow eyes or nose (heart) brown. Ridgebacks have a tail, a strong fine, which is usually carried in gentle curve backwards.
Original standard allowed for a variety of fur colors including Brindle and sable. Modern FCI standard calls for light red made from whole grain wheat.
Other dogs breeds also have the opposite of the feather line along the spine, including the Phu Quoc Ridgeback dog and Thai Ridgeback. The Thai Ridgeback is a mixture of Phu Quoc, historians have speculated the relationship between the Rhodesian Ridgeback and Phu Quoc to note that in the history of one type may have been imported to another .
Rhodesian Ridgebacks loyal and intelligent and somewhat aloof with strangers. It is not to be confused with aggression, a Ridgeback from the right temperament will be more inclined to ignore, not challenge, a stranger. This breed requires positive, reward-based training, good socialization and consistency, it is often not the best choice for inexperienced dog owners. Wills Ridgebacks hard, intelligent, and many seem to have a tendency to damage, even love. They protect their owners and families. If trained properly, they can be a very good guard dog, although the specific nature should not be encouraged. Like all dogs, they can become aggressive when they are not socialized properly.
Despite their athletic, sometimes forced, exterior, Ridgeback has a sensitive side. Too harsh training methods, that might be tolerated by a sporting or working dog, will likely backfire on a Ridgeback. Corrections provided Ridgeback receive fair and permitted , and for it came from someone she knew and believed . Francis R. Barnes, who wrote the first standard in 1922, acknowledged that "rough treatment ... should not be given to dogs, especially when they are young they go to species with handling of that kind .."