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At Najahari Rhodesian Ridgebacks we take pride in producing dogs that excel in conformation, health, temperament, family companionship, and athleticism. We've included many of our Rhodesian Ridgeback pictures to show the quality in a Najahari Rhodesian Ridgeback. You can click on any of our pictures to enlarge.
New Champion!!! Back to back Best of Breed wins over specials his first two days ever in the show ring on 6/22/13 and 6/23/13 and Winner's Dog at Central NJ Hound Association Specialty Show 5/1/14!
Out of Africa:
What is a Rhodesian Ridgeback?: The Rhodesian Ridgeback dog is a member of the hound group. They are also known as the African Lion Hound. The lion hound breed originated in South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where this dog breed gets it's name. They are handsome, athletic dogs with a ridge of fur facing forwards on their spine. The coats of the lion hound are short and sleek, ranging from a light wheaten to a dark red wheaten in color. Their particular dog temperament is even and they rarely bark except to alert their family of visitors. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are great with children and love being with their family members. Rhodesian Ridgebacks make wonderful companions and are devoted family dogs.
How did the Rhodesian Ridgeback come to be?: The early European settlers of South Africa set the foundation stock of what is today known as the Rhodesian Ridgeback. The settlers bred the dogs they brought to Africa with the native Hottentot tribe's unique ridged African dog, the Hottentot dog. Great Danes, Mastiffs, Greyhounds, Salukis, Bloodhounds and other breeds were bred together with this unique African dog to create a hybrid dog that could handle the elements of the African veldt. This hybrid dog became the beginning of one of the few South African dog breeds, the Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Rhodesian Ridgeback was valued for it's immense versatility in it's ability to hunt big game, adapt to climate, safeguard livestock, and to protect and provide companionship to the settlers and their families.
Looking for a Rhodesian Ridgeback picture?: Visit our photos, friends and family, and puppies pages to see wonderful pictures of our Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs from puppy to adult dog.
Looking for more Rhodesian Ridgeback information?: We'd be happy to answer questions you may have about this exceptional breed. We enjoy sharing our dog's history, traits, temperament, and their many great qualities with people interested in learning more about the breed. Whether you're looking for a pet Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, a show Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy to excel in the conformation ring, a Rhodesian Ridgeback performance dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback picture, or just some specific breed information about the Rhodesian Ridgeback, we look forward to helping you, and we welcome you to Najahari Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Below are some Rhodesian Ridgeback books and literature that are great resources to the breed:
"The Rhodesian Ridgeback Today" by Stig Carlson
"The Rhodesian Ridgeback" by Anne Woodrow
"The Complete Rhodesian Ridgeback" by Peter Nicholson and Janet Parker
"Rhodesian Ridgeback Pioneers" by Linda Costa
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