Rhodesian Ridgebacks are dogs that love to run. In fact, they are naughty little puppies once you let them off the leash. They like to run at their fast speeds in open spaces. Another neat thing about Ridgebacks are that they have a ridge of hair running along their spine. It runs in the opposite direction the the rest of their fur coat, but not all Ridgebacks have this distinct feature.
Like most larger dogs, the Ridgeback was bread in Africa as hunting dogs. They were used to chase and corner large game like lions, bears, and boars! They are still often used as hunting dogs today. In order to have the dog become a great hunter, they need a firm hand a quite a bit of training, but if you are to harsh with the dog, they will take even longer to train.
Ridgebacks are very protective of their owner, but they do it quietly, thank goodness for that! Instead of barking, they place their large muscular body in between the owner and the threat. They do not bark, growl, or attack as their first option.
That is all for today boys and girls! Hope you enjoyed learning about another breed of puppies as much as I did, and as always, if you have an idea on what the next puppy should be, leave me a comment!