Height | (24 - 27 inches) 24-26" females,
Weight | (65 - 85 lbs.) suggested weight
70 lbs. females, 85 lbs. males
Colors | Light wheaten to red wheaten
Coat | Short, dense, sleek and
Grooming | Minimal grooming of his short
coat is required. Brush with a bristle brush and shampoo only
Exercise | Ridgebacks need exercise,
as they can be very active. They love to run! A fenced yard
is necessary in urban environments as Ridgebacks have been
known to scale 6' walls. The Ridgeback does not set his own
boundaries; if he sees a squirrel or cat his instinct will
take over. Owners must be aware of this and work to prevent
potential tragedies. Ridgebacks do not typically like water.
They are not natural retrievers (and will not fetch).
Life Span | 12 Years (average)