Q: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Are they good in cold weaher? And do they really have as much speed and endurnce as evryone says?
Feb 05, 2011
Ridgebacks were originally bred in South Africa to hunt lions so they have great coursing ability & endurance. They can be fast & energetic & make great running partners, but as they mature they become more laidback. One ridgeback expert calls them "the kings of dozing". They do need daily exercise & seem to happiest either running or sleeping. lol Having originated in S. Africa, they can tolerate very hot weather, but they are extremely hearty dogs & can also tolerate cold weather very well. This breed is like a catahoula & others that need a strong, confident owner who can always maintain the alpha or pack leader role. Training is a must. They also have to get plenty of physical & mental stimulation or they become destructive.
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