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Q: Rhodesian Ridgeback

February 5, 2011 | By Dogz37 | 2 answers | Expired: 1311 days ago

Are they good in cold weaher? And do they really have as much speed and endurnce as evryone says?

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Kelly
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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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daryl b.
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Feb 05, 2011

i have always found this to be true. as far as cold weather they have short hair so i don't really know

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