Ridgebacks are athletic, intelligent, intensely prey-driven dogs.
For their relationship to thrive, children and Ridgebacks must be taught mutual respect.
Ridgebacks play the same way they hunt -- chasing, leaping, body-slamming.
Sometimes a good head lock is necessary :o)
Ridgebacks are NOT reflexively obedient. Short, positive training sessions are best - coupled with a sense of humor!
Ridgeback puppies ganging up on their unsuspecting "victim."
Provided they get enough exercise, Ridgebacks are content to slumber the day away.
Ridgebacks are naturally protective without being aggressive - reserved with strangers, devoted to those they love.
Ridgebacks are powerful and stubborn, yet very sensitive. Harsh treatment is not tolerated.
Exhibit A: Ridgebacks are arguably the biggest lap dogs in the universe.
Ridgebacks are great dogs, but are not right for everyone. Research whether their hard-wired traits mesh with your lifestyle.