Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs, "Scientific name for Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Rhodesian Ridge Dog is native to Zimbabwe. Rhodesian Ridge Dogs used to work as a hunting
dog and guarded property and took care of children. It was produced from a cross between the ridge-backed dogs which were imported by Boer settlers from South Africa. Some of the breeds that were crossed included the Deerhound, Khoikhoidog, Great Dane and the Mastiff.
In 1877, Reverend Helm introduced two Ridgebacks into Rhodesia. The Rhodesian Ridge Dogs were excellent lion hunters on horse backs when they were used in packs and this gave rise to the name the "African Lion Hound." The, breed made its first appearance in the US in 1950. Rhodesian Ridge Dog belongs in the Hound Group and in 1955 was recognized by the AKC American Kennel Club.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Rhodesian Ridge Back Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Rhodesian Ridge Back Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Rhodesian Ridge Dog has a masculine, large hound. The average height to the shoulders of the male is 25 to 27 inches (63.5 to 68.5 cm) and the average height of the females is 24 to 26 inches (60.9 to 66 cm). The average weight of the male is 80 to 90 pounds (36.3 to 40.8 kg) and the average weight of the female 65 to 75 pounds (29.4 to 34 kg).
It has a broad head which flattens between the ears. Rhodesian Ridge Dog muzzle has a defined stop, deep and long. Its nose color can vary widely depending on the color of its coat. Some of the nose colors include brown, liver or black. Rhodesian Ridge Dogs eyes are brown in color and are usually round-shaped. The dog has medium-sized ears which are wider at the base and tamper to point. They are set high up and drop down above the head. Rhodesian Ridge Dog has straight long legs with a fairly longer tail. The dog has a short-haired coat. Rhodesian Ridge Dog has asymmetrical ridges which are well defined and its coat colors include shades of red with spots of white on the toes and chest.
Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Rhodesian Ridge Dog is a great, ferocious hunter. However, it can be gentle, affectionate, calm and obedient. It is a skillful, straight-forward independent dog which can be vigilant and brave.
Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Rhodesian Ridge Dog are hardy breeds which can tolerate extreme changes in temperatures. The number one heath problems amongst Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. They can be prone to hip dysplasia and cysts. Rhodesian Ridge Dog has a life expectancy of approximately ten to twelve years.
When purchasing a Rhodesian Ridge Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Rhodesian Ridge Back Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Rhodesian Ridge Back Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.