Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

South African Lion Hunter is Lovable and Mischievous

Unless you’re familiar with Rhodesian ridgebacks, you may mistake the breed for another type of dog — and think that ridge of hair running along its back is actually the dog’s hackles.

Take another look. The Rhodesian ridgeback is probably one of the most fearless, bravest dogs, originally bred to hunt lions alongside their masters.

Today’s Rhodesian ridgeback may only hunt on for fun at the dog park, using its mischievous wiles to distract other dogs from their balls or Frisbees — but don’t underestimate the pooch — he’s still got game.

As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.