Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

A Rhodesian Ridgeback needs a Large PlexiDor dog door

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large and muscular dog developed for hunting lions and protecting the family. The name comes from a ridge of hair down the back that grows the opposite way from the rest of the coat. A Rhodesian Ridgeback generally weighs between 70 and 85 lbs, and needs a Large PlexiDor dog door.

The breed stems back to the 1600s when European settlers in Africa bred their dogs with African dogs. Great Danes, Mastiffs, Greyhounds, Terriers, and other breeds were mixed in. Starting in 1707, European immigration was closed for a hundred years, and the native dogs got a bigger portion of the mix of today’s Ridgeback.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are large and tough enough to corner a lion, yet quick enough to compete with Greyhounds.

They are independent and strong-willed, but extremely loyal. They love to be with their people, preferably curled up on the couch, and they’re generally reliable with children.

The PlexiDor Large is the right size dog door for Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

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