What should I look for when buying a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy?
Puppies of every breed are evaluated for their potential to succeed in the show ring. For Ridgebacks, the most obvious marking evaluated is the ridge. Hips, joints, shape, movement and health are all considered as well. A puppy will be automatically designated as “pet” if it doesn’t meet certain breed standards.
How much exercise does a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy need?
Your Ridgeback will need a minimum of two hours exercise every day. This needs to be several long walks with plenty of off-lead exercise in a secure place. On top of this, you’ll also need to do lots with your Rhodesian Ridgeback to keep their brain active.
Are Rhodesian Ridgebacks smart?
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is highly intelligent with a strong-willed, independent streak. The breed needs patient and consistent training and a lot of positive motivation from puppyhood to avoid becoming a domineering nuisance.
What kind of dog is a Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Today, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a popular show dog, companion, and hunter. The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a shoulder height of 61-69 cm (24-28 in) and weighs 32-36 kg (70-85 lbs). It has round eyes, a flat, broad skull, highly set ears, and pronounced stop (point at which the muzzle meets the forehead).
Do Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed a lot?
Rhodesian ridgebacks are extremely clean dogs with little odor and minimal shedding. They can be termed an “easy keeper” when it comes to food, but you may have to monitor caloric intake to keep them from overeating and becoming obese.
Do Ridgebacks get along with other dogs?
Rhodesian ridgebacks are extremely tolerant dogs and excellent companions. Ridgebacks are gregarious animals, enjoying the company of other dogs; but families should be cautious about having several male dogs in one household, because this can lead to dominance struggles.
When is the best time to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy?
If you decide to obtain a puppy from us, or you are considering other Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders it’s a good idea to begin establishing a relationship with them a few months prior to being ready for a puppy. Depending on the time of year the better kennels often have the majority of their pups placed before they are born, usually in the Spring.