The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a beloved dog breed known for its affectionate, intelligent, independent, athletic temperament and short, sleek coat. Classified as a hound breed, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large dog with an average weight of 70-85 pounds and a height of 24-27 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-12 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Rhodesian Ridgeback’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information
Breed Group: hound
Average Weight (lbs): 70-85
Average Height (in): 24-27
Life Expectancy (years): 10-12
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Rhodesian Ridgeback Appearance
Coat Type: short, sleek
Coat Colors: light wheaten to red wheaten, often with a black mask
Rhodesian Ridgeback Temperament and Personality
Temperament: affectionate, intelligent, independent, athletic
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistent training
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: low
Rhodesian Ridgeback Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, dermoid sinus
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