Rhodesian Ridgeback Animal Pictures

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A Rhodesian Ridgeback nursing her puppies in the garden. The nipples are primarily for nursing pups and the number of nipples will vary.

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Puppy ridgebacks require lots of patients and a consistent, positive-reinforcement training schedule to avoid them developing into domineering, bossy dogs.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The athletic Rhodesian ridgeback requires moderate levels of exercise, though they adapt well to various living environments so long as they’re provided with regular walks and play sessions.

woman holds a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy in the hands and pets him

woman holds a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy in the hands and pets him
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Rhodesian ridgebacks are affectionate, gentle dogs to their family, though they often are independent and single-minded.


These dogs are devoted companions, thriving on quality time with their families.

Adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback standing on rock in green forest nature scene

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The Rhodesian Ridgeback is an example of a breed vulnerable to skin cancer.