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Rhodesian Ridgeback

The hunter! (other names: African Lion Hound, Lion Dog)

Rhodesian Ridgeback
origin:Southern Africa
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:10 to 12 years
classification:Hound
height:61 to 69 cm
weight:30 to 39 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The mysticism of this dog comes from it´s original name: Lion Dog, which led people into believing that they hunted lions. In fact, this breed never hunted lion’s by themselves but it was a precious help for the human hunters. But this shouldn’t kill the mysticism of this breed, because these dogs´ tasks in lion hunts were quite demanding! With several feints attacks and redraws a Ridgeback’s pack should place the lion into position so that the hunter could have a clean shot.

Ridgebacks are hounds and first-rate trackers, but they can also hunt on their own, usually smaller game. His excellent scenting abibilities make him able to be a good retriever as well.

This breed is originally from Sout