THE RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a very noble breed, known for their power, dedication and courage. The ridge on their back is their identifying mark. Our Ridgback today is descended from a variety of breeds which were crossed by settlers of South Africa and Rhodesia with the native dogs of the Hottentot tribe. Having superb hunting ability, they were used for tracking and trailing large animals and also kept them at bay for the hunters.
The ridgeback is a devoted family dog, loyal to his owner, and reserved with strangers. A dog with independent character, who takes his responsibilities of companionship, protection and family dedication to heart. They never forget love and understading, nor do they lightly forgive harsh treatment. Their physical attributes should reflect his role as guardian, companian and hunter.