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Dogs - Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa, but is credited to Rhodesian breeders who developed and protected the purity of the breed. When the breed was first registered with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe was still known as Rhodesia. 

KUSA geregistreerde Rifrug hondjies. Ingeent , ontwurm, microchipped.  Gereed om te gaan. Pleasant View. Villiers, Free State, South Africa. Francie Van Rensburg francie@lantic.net 082 877 1337. Posted 14.07.15
Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies for Sale to loving families only!

KUSA registered, microchipped, dewormed and inoculated. Cost: R 5500.00. No breeding restrictions, 1 male and 3 females available. Ready for new homes from 12 June 2015. Sire: Danntrig Jabulani, Dam: Zimbelle Olive of Tzawar. Contact Schalk Warmenhoven, Email:

 Ph +27 (0)15 307 6239
Mobile : +27 (0) 82 457 9275.

Posted 29.05.15


Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeders 

Corrie Brown and Erica van der Linde 0164291486,  0824623106 email: browdeen@gmail.com, webpage Browdeen

Ingrid Joubert 0823326294, e-mail: ingridcharmain@gmail.com, Webpage: Shumtani


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Afrikaans folk sometimes call the breed rifrug. 

Rhodesian ridgeback puppies

Early history of dogs

Ridgebacks have a ridge of hair along the top of their backs that seems to grow in the wrong direction. They are short-coated. Sometimes a ridgeback is born with no ridge. These puppies should not be bred from as they don't conform to the breed standard. They make lovely pets though!

A Rhodesian Ridgeback needs a big garden and lots of exercise. Remember puppies grow quickly! Ridgebacks are hounds and like to hunt. They have been used to hunt lion and have been called, "Lion Dogs."  A hound will go hunting by himself and disappear, so a strong, high fence is a must. Training is essential as this is a large, strong  dog. 

Colour: light wheaten or red wheaten, sometimes with a touch of white on the feet or chest.

Height: dogs 63 - 39 cms at shoulder, bitches 62 - 66 cms.

Rhodesian ridgeback profile

Rhodesian ridgeback showing ridge


Luma Zuma belongs to Mr & Mrs J Hennings of South Africa. Check the ridge along the back.


Rhodesian ridgeback puppy looking wistful

This ridgeback puppy is Luma's son.

Ridgebacks don't find many lions to hunt nowadays, so it's important that they get enough exercise and go for long runs so they stay in peak condition.

Lions used to roam the land in Bible times. Samson could have done with a ridgeback dog to kill the lion he met, but God gave him the strength to kill it with his bare hands. Do you know what happened next? Guess the meaning of Samson's riddle, "Out of the eater came forth meat, Out of the strong came something sweet." 

Answer: A swarm of bees made honey inside the carcass.

Judges 14, 5 - 18

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