Standard – FCI 146

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK ORIGIN : Southern Africa. Standard supplied by the Kennel Union of Southern Africa and the Zimbabwe Kennel Club. DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 10.12.1996. UTILIZATION : The Rhodesian Ridgeback is still used to hunt game in many parts of the world, but is especially prized as watch-dog and family…

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Purpose

In its home continent, the mighty Africa, Rhodesian Ridgeback has distinguished itself as a hunting dog for use on a wide variety of game ranging from lions, leopards, jackals, baboons to antelope, which they are capable of tracking and hunting trough their speed. Ridgebacks have evolved into a silent hunting dog, with a specific technique…

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Heritage

Heritage of the Rhodesian Ridgeback reaches back to the ancient and all but extinct Hottentot dogs. The Hottentot’s, nomadic African tribe who can be tracked back trough history for more than a millenia, originate from the southern borders of what once was the Ethiopian empire (…Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia). They as a shepherd tribe, were…

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