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        Breed Standard for the Rhodesian Ridgeback

 

 

General Appearance:

Slightly longer than tall, the Ridgeback combines features of speed, power, and endurance. 

 

 

Head:

Round eyes; flat skull, rather broad between ears; high-set ears of medium size

 

 

Tail:

Tapering tail, carried with a slight curve

 

 

Color:

Light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver

 

 

Size:

Weight:  Male 85 lbs; Female 70 lbs

Height:   Male 25 – 27”; Female 24 – 26”

 

 

Temperament:        

Not only is it a keen and versatile hunter, but it is a loyal guardian.  It is good with children, especially protective of those in its family, but it is sometimes overly boisterous in play for small children.


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