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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders in South AfricaRhodesian Ridgeback

 

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi. In the earlier parts of its history, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has also been known as Van Rooyen's Lion Dog, the African Lion Hound or African Lion Dog—Simba Inja in Ndebele, Shumba Imbwa in Shona—because of its ability to distract a lion while awaiting its master to make the kill. The original breed standard was drafted by F.R. Barnes, in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in 1922. Based on that of the Dalmatian, the standard was approved by the South African Kennel Union in 1926. The Rhodesian Ridgeback's distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair along its back, running in the opposite direction to the rest of its coat. It consists of a fan-like area formed by two whorls of hair (called "crowns") and tapers from immediately behind the shoulders down to the level of the hips. The ridge is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) in width at its widest point. It is believed to originate from the dog used by the original African dog population, which had a similar ridge. The first depiction of a Ridgeback is a wall painting describing the life of the Boers, housed in South Africa in the Voortrekker Monument. Read more about Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed here

 

See the list below for local Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeders in South Africa.

Ahasuerus

Ahasuerus

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Kulima

Kulima

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Vizara

Vizara

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Uzza

Uzza

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Umjumi

Umjumi

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pleasant View

Pleasant View

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Otesha

Otesha

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Nomvuyo

Nomvuyo

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Lionsriver

Lionsriver

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Lionhunt

Lionhunt

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Kisangani (VDH/FCI)

Kisangani (VDH/FCI)

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Heshima Ya Kimba (KUSA/VDH/FCI)

Heshima Ya Kimba (KUSA/VDH/FCI)

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Hawekwa

Hawekwa

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Hattli

Hattli

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Gondwana

Gondwana

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Danntrig

Danntrig

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Cartouche

Cartouche

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Caliban

Caliban

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Ammigo

Ammigo

Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Browdeen

Browdeen

Breeder of Rhodesion Ridgeback