標準外型 : The Ridgeback represents a strong, muscular and active hound, symmetrical and balanced in outline.
毛質和毛色 : Should be short and dense, sleek and glossy in appearance but neither woolly nor silky.Light wheaten to red wheaten.
披毛護理 : Due to their short coats Ridgebacks shed very little and require only weekly brushing and occasional baths.
性格 : Dignified and even tempered. Reserved with strangers.
歷史和用途 : A native of South Africa, the Rhodesian Ridgeback was bred by the Boer farmers to fill their specific need for a serviceable hunting dog in the wilds. In 1877 Reverend Helm introduced two Ridgebacks into Rhodesia where big game hunters found them outstanding in the sport of hunting lions on horseback. They raised and bred these dogs with an appreciation for their exceptional hunting qualities, the ridge on their back becoming a unique trademark. In 1950 outstanding specimens were imported to the United States and the breed was admitted to registration by the AKC in 1955.
適合此犬種的人 : The breed is also athletic, requiring regular exercise. Trustworthy with children, they are "people" dogs and like to be where you are, possibly curled up on the couch if permitted.