Rhodesian Ridgeback
He's gone from hunting lions to capturing the hearts of his people.
Height: 24 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 85 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more
Breed Group: Hounds
This handsome dog was created in Africa to be a versatile hunter and home guardian. He's smart but sometimes stubborn, with a moderate energy level and an easy-care coat. These days, he's less likely to hunt lions and more likely to hunt a soft spot on the sofa after going jogging with you.
Rhodesian Ridgeback profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids