I May Need To Invest In a SCUBA Tank For Eko

Last Friday I posted a video about Eko teaching himself to bob for dog toys that sunk at the dog beach.  As a number of people pointed out, Ridgebacks are known for their utter disdain of water, but apparently Eko did not get that memo.  In fact, it appears that Eko might have been Jacques Cousteau in another life because he is now in love with diving.


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As soon as we hit the beach, Eko heads out to chest deep water to search for treasure worth diving for

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, marking our territory, dogs, funny

Last week Eko would only dive nose deep, as seen above, but this week he appears to be much bolder

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, marking our territory, dogs, funny

Eko is a dog on a mission and to get his prize he is willing to put nearly his entire head under water

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, marking our territory, dogs, funny

Check that, he is willing to put his ENTIRE head under water!

If Eko keeps this up it looks like I’m going to have to make an investment:

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Hopefully they come in Eko’s size (Photo by Gene Alba)



An incredulous onlooker asked me how I taught a Ridgeback to go under water.  I told him the truth, “I didn’t!”

18 Comments

I had no idea Ridgebacks were known for their disdain of water because mine LOVES it. The beach, the lake, sprinklers, you name it! We took her kayaking and she made a game of running as fast as she could to the front of the boat and diving in, then swimming to the back to get back on and repeat. Her face when she jumped was pure joy. Definitely no fear or disdain of the water in this Ridgeback’s life!

As much as Eko loves the water, he may not be convinced to hauling scuba gear around on his back. It would be great if he did agree to it, but until then see if you can find him a “Parrot-Head” shirt, ala Jimmy Buffet. I’d loan him one of mine, but he wouldn’t want to give it up once he starts getting attention from all the girl dogs. Females just seem to go for surfers.

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