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Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies

Author Happy Doggo
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Nov 19 ·

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large hound dog initially bred to hunt and bay lions but never kill them. Today, there’s a lot to love about this purebred as they make excellent family companion dogs. So, if you want to learn more about Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies, then keep reading.

Where To Get Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies

You can begin your search for this dog breed by looking up reputable breeders. The American Kennel Club recognizes this dog breed, so you’ll be able to find ethical breeders through the AKC Marketplace. You’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following: Marni…

  • Treat the dogs as family, allowing them to live in the breeder’s home
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding and then test the puppies after
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and litter

In addition, they’ll have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption. Also, they’ll have a vast knowledge of the breed and be able to answer all of your questions. For example, if you have questions about the breed, the breeder, the parents, the litter, or the process, the breeder will be able to help you.

If you come across a breeder who doesn’t do the above, they’re most likely a puppy mill or backyard breeder. These breeders should be avoided since they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies a good home.

On the other hand, you can also look for this dog breed through your local animal shelter or rescue organization. These dogs need a good home, and you can gain a new furry friend whether they have Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies, adults, or seniors. Tinatrading…

The Cost

The cost for this puppy ranges between $1,700 and $2,500. However, the price may increase or decrease depending on a few factors. For example, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, the time of year, the number of puppies in the litter, or the puppy’s lineage, age, or coat color.

Appearance

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are large dogs, with females being slightly smaller and lighter than males. For instance, females can grow between 24 and 26 inches tall while weighing up to70 pounds. On the other hand, males can stand between 25 and 27 inches tall while weighing 85 pounds.

Also, this dog breed has a short and smooth coat that comes in many different colors, such as the following:

  • Light Wheaten
  • Light Wheaten with Black Nose
  • Light Wheaten with Brown Nose
  • Red Wheaten
  • Red Wheaten with Black Nose
  • Red Wheaten with Brown Nose
  • Wheaten
  • Wheaten with Black Nose
  • Wheaten with Brown Nose

In addition, they can have a few markings on their coat, such as a black mask or white markings. However, these markings aren’t common. Della_sierra…

Temperament

This dog breed is known to be dignified, even-tempered, and loyal. For example, they’re affectionate with their family members and excellent with young children. Also, they’re great around other dogs and meeting new people. However, they need early training and early socialization to warm up to them. They are, first and foremost, watchdogs.

Thankfully, this doggo is easy to train, and they don’t bark much. They’ll only bark to alert you of something.

In addition, they have moderate energy levels. So, they’ll enjoy some time in a fenced-in yard with you or taking a long daily walk. Kaani…

Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies – Veterinary Needs

With proper care through nutrition, exercise, and grooming, Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies have an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years.

For your pup to live a long, happy, and healthy life with you, you’ll want to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. However, you want to get them to the vet a few times throughout the year for their first year. This way, you can ensure they’re growing and developing correctly. Also, you can keep your pup up to date on their shots and boosters.

This dog breed is relatively healthy, but there are a few health issues you want to be mindful of. For example, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are prone to the following:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dermoid Sinus
  • Deafness

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Diet

As long as you have your vet’s approval, you’ll be able to feed this doggo whatever is best for them. You won’t have to worry too much about allergies or overeating. However, you should still monitor their calorie and food intake. Also, make sure the dog food is appropriate for your dog’s breed size, age, weight, and metabolism.

For example, you can provide your doggo with high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. Drew…

Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies

Grooming

Rhodesian Ridgebacks require minimal grooming. However, they do shed a little bit, so you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a week. Also, keep up with trimming their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their teeth.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies – Photos

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