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Rhodesian Ridgeback

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Appearance
24-27” (61-69 cm) 65-85 lb (29-39 kg) Short, sleek, glossy, dense coat. Light wheaten to red wheaten.
“Stalkmoor Glen Lyon” OFA – R.R. DM 2107/36 M-NOPI “The Charmer” – “Toby” a Friend to all with a heart of gold. Bred/Owned by Mrs. M.J. Apostle, Stalkmoor Perm. Reg’d, PO Box 28, Group 319, RR 3, Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8. (204) 757-2876
History

The history of the Rhodesian Ridgeback begins in South Africa, where his ancestor, the Khoikhoi dog, was prized as a sight hound that could hold his own against large game. The symmetrical ridge of hair that grows back along the spine, giving the Ridgeback his name, came from these early sight hounds. As English emigrants came to South Africa, they crossed the native dogs with other breeds like Mastiffs, Bloodhounds and Pointers. No matter what breed was added, the ridge was predominant, and the Rhodesian Ridgeback was born. These large dogs were used both as hunters and protectors.

In the 1870s, Reverend Helm brought some of these dogs to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where he continued to breed them as large game hunters. With the nose and endurance to track for hours, and the size and courage to hold a lion at bay so a hunter could come in for the kill, the Rhodesian Ridgeback was a supreme large game hound.

Personality

Protective and brave, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is fiercely loyal to his owner. He is good with children when socialized with them. He remains an excellent hunter and excels at lure coursing. Because he is an independent thinker, he will benefit from training and socialization at an early age.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeders

Stalkmoor Perm. Reg’d
Manitoba

Stalkmoor Perm Reg’d, Mrs MJ Apostle. Rhodesian Ridgebacks only since 1967. Home-raised for loving and kind dispositions, gentle hearts and noble minds. Not selling for guard or hunting purposes. Approved homes only. PO Box 28, Grp 319, RR 3, Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8. (204) 757-287

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Ridishia Rhodesian Ridegbacks
Ontario

Ridishia Rhodesian Ridegbacks. Providing show dogs and family companions since 1993. Carefully bred with sweet temperaments, our fully health tested litters are raised in our home using Puppy Culture protocols. Pups will be available in 2018 & 2019. Hawkesbury, Ontario. ridishia@hotmail.com; www.ridishiaridgebacks.ca

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