He’s gone from hunting lions to capturing the hearts of his people.

Vital Stats

Height: 24 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 85 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

Summary
This handsome dog was created in Africa to be a versatile hunter and home guardian. He’s smart but sometimes stubborn, with a moderate energy level and an easy-care coat.

These days, he’s less likely to hunt lions and more likely to hunt a soft spot on the sofa after going jogging with you. Full Rhodesian Ridgeback profile on DogTime.com

Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)