The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a distinguished, solid, and muscular variety of the Hound and originates from the Southern Africa region. In your first encounter with this doggie, you’ll instantly notice a ridge on the back.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are loyal pups and will do all they can to protect their owners from danger. They are strong-willed dogs that make learning new tricks and commands easy. Plus, they are dignified canines with an even temper and calm demeanor that makes them absolutely lovable.
The price of a Rhodesian Ridgeback usually ranges from $1,200 to $3,000. However, Rhodesian Ridgebacks without the ridge on their back can be cheaper. These dogs are prone to dermoid sinus, so they need to be bred and medically tested properly. This is why their prices are high. As an energetic large dog breed, they need lots of food, but not so much grooming. Consequently, expect to pay around $100 a month for their maintenance.
One example is the Rhodesian Beagle, with floppy ears and a more compact build. There is also the charming Rhodesian Shepherd, sporting a GSD’s trademark colors with a leaner Rhodesian build. And the Rhodesian Labrador’s puppy dog eyes will easily melt your heart.