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April 6, 2018

[VIDEO] What Does a Rhodesian Ridgeback Look Like?

Not all Rhodesian Ridgebacks are created equal, and that’s a good thing. One of my favorite parts about the breed is it’s diverse genetic history and how it plays out with different pups. I get a lot of questions asking about what a Ridgeback should look like, so today’s video
Not all Rhodesian Ridgebacks are created equal, and that’s a good thing. One of my favorite parts about the breed is it’s diverse genetic history and how it plays out with different pups. I get a lot of questions asking about what a Ridgeback should look like, so today’s video covers some of the common and not-so-common variations in the breed.Special thanks to Mary (Zero’s breeder), the extended Vyrtuous Ridgeback family and the members of RRCUS who donated a lot of the media for this video.

Comments for [VIDEO] What Does a Rhodesian Ridgeback Look Like?

  1. oh that was a super great video!!! I love it… and I had to look twice at 3:27… but it was sure the tail LOL have a super weekend !!!

  2. C. Taylor says:

    I learned so much about this breed. You can really see how the different breeds came together. Seeing the black and tan pup, was like looking at a cross between a Doberman/Hound dog. I met one Ridgeback who was very tall and he carried himself like a true warrior. Thanks for teaching us more about these amazing dogs.

  3. They’re all furbulous! Thanks for educating us on the nuances and wonders of Ridges.

  4. Eve says:

    Thank you for the explanation that all dogs (like people) are not the same! Love the young & grown photos and Keep up the good work!

  5. Murphy's Law says:

    Thanks for such an informative video Will. I am blown away with the Ridgeback’s various looks. But one thing I notice that remains constant is the way they all carry themselves……like well-bred royalty! Really liked the ‘before and after’ shots!
    Ginger

  6. Jovan says:

    Great video, as usual! It really is amazing the breeds variations. How big do you expect Zero to get? Also, what are your thoughts on neutering as it relates to growth? My Niko was intact until he was a little older than 2 years. While researching, I would always come across conflicting info. Either way, Niko is about 100 pounds, but looks nowhere near it, his body conforms to that of a healthy RR. I have no idea if his height and weight are in any way related to the length of time he was intact. Will, what is you opinion and experience?

  7. Oh yeah! Lots to learn here. Lots to love….

  8. Love that you captured all the different markings. You captured the temperament as well! Love my RR to the moon and back … and he will gleefully race me both ways!

  9. Hanco Binneman says:

    Thanks for the great videos and photos! I follow you on instagram all the way from the home of the Ridgeback, South Africa.

    Our little pup, Thandi, is now 9 months old and crazy as you can imagine.

    I would just like to confirm what you said with regards to the ridge not getting more prominent as they grow. Advise to any prospective RR owner, get the pup with the best defined ridge with 2 crowns either side of the ridge. Always check that the ridge is not connected through the skin to the spinal cord. You should be able to pinch the skin between you fingers all the way along the ridge and “lift” it away from the spinal cord.

    Keep the videos and stories coming, my wife and I love them and we even show the videos to Thandi and Rupert our Jack Russell terrier.

  10. Wow, what a great video (and blog) in both content and appearance! I’ve read a number of entries in this sitting and greatly appreciate the work you do, and in particular find your article defending breeding insightful and dangerous to dog park political ignora-drama 😉 I am moved to comment particularly because the information you gave at the end of the video about the Black and Tan RR may have illuminated the answer to the mystery that has been bugging me for two years now: why my Brittany/RR cross is black with tan markings instead of being a lighter brownish mix that the parentage would seem to create. Well, when I adopted her, I met the mother, but not the father, and in fact didn’t even believe them when they told me she was half RR because of her coloring – I was convinced she was actually Rottweiler or GSD and that I was lied to – until her ridge started showing (because she is not pure RR the ridge DID take time, and doesn’t show 24/7, only when she is playing, on alert, or otherwise excited). Now I now that her coloring may have come from a B&T father! It definitely explains her coat appearance. Thanks for the revelation! Cheers!

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