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Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Country of Origin: 18th century South Africa
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Hunting, watch dog
Life Span: 10-14 years
Appearance: Large, powerful, muscular
Color: Reddish brown
Coat Type: Short stiff, shedding
Grooming: Periodic brushing
Height: 24-27 inches
Weight: 65-85 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: May be difficult
Good With Children: No
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Very smart, affectionate, powerful, bold
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Strong, firm, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Destructive, noisy, aggressive, disobedient
Physical: Skin problems: cysts & infections