Breed Standard for the Rhodesian Ridgeback
Slightly longer than tall, the Ridgeback combines features of speed, power, and endurance.
Round eyes; flat skull, rather broad between ears; high-set ears of medium size
Tapering tail, carried with a slight curve
Light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver
Weight: Male 85 lbs; Female 70 lbs
Height: Male 25 – 27”; Female 24 – 26”
Not only is it a keen and versatile hunter, but it is a loyal guardian. It is good with children, especially protective of those in its family, but it is sometimes overly boisterous in play for small children.