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Old 04-29-2013, 12:46 PM
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This is the kennel I would buy from, but then I would want a full on hunting RR.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Thanks guys.

Looks like I'm going with another Dogo!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 PM
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I have fostered a Boerboel. I like them, but if I am going with a mastiff, I'll take a Dogo with a Presa being my next choice. My biggest issue so far with the RR is I find many of them ugly. I just don't like the way they a big majority of them look. Some I do like, but many just like redbone mix to me or some hound mutt at the pound. I'm afraid I would end up with an ugly one! Sounds silly, but it what I'm thinking right now after looking at lots of websites about them!
Really? I don't see that at all... The ridge for one, but I just don't see generic hound in a rhodesian. *shrug*
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:31 PM
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Really? I don't see that at all... The ridge for one, but I just don't see generic hound in a rhodesian. *shrug*


Not all have Ridges and I'm speaking mainly of the head/face. I do not like the light colored ones at all nor the ones with liver colored noses. I like the darker red w/ dark muzzle/mask and black nose. But after more researching I don't think I want one.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:35 PM
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Don't let this influence your decision:



or this:



or these:





Actually this post is what made up my mind that I didn't want one. I don't like the puppies at all. And I usually like all puppies no matter the breed.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 AM
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I have a 4 year old RR and he is the best dog I could imagine.

You say the one you met barked at you and wouldnt come anywhere near you and that is exactly what mine does. He may not be the norm, but i dont think it is completely uncommon either. He is very aloof with strangers, men are alot worse. Typically a strang women he will keep an eye on and keep his distance but doesnt bark much, but a strange man he will keep his distance and bark whenever he moves to fast.

Strange men are by far the biggest problem for him. It takes him forever to trust someone but when he does they could do anything to him. I am sure i could have done some things differently to improve his confidence and I probably should have looked longer at different breeders, but I have accepted that this is how he is and I know how to deal with it and I try to make sure he is as comfortable as he can be in the situations he has to be in.

It sounds like they would really fit you needs physically and with the right breeder and work they might be able to fit your personality requirements too, but that would be my biggest concern.

My sister has a brother to my dog and he is more confident and accepts people alot faster than mine dog does so maybe mine is just a less confident and trusting dog. They are amazing dogs and they love they have for THEIR people is amazing.

There seems to be alot of breeders looking for much better temperments than my dog so if you decide to go with a RR meet alot of different breeders before you decide.

Good luck.

Heres my boy on the right:
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:39 AM
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This is my friends vicious killer trying to kill one of my ladies. he's a freakin ham that's for sure.


IMG_3696 by zendogbuddha, on Flickr

But how could you not love a face like this


IMG_3845 by zendogbuddha, on Flickr

He's a nice dog. Good temperament. Not really fearful, is confident in new situations. Haven't noticed any DA with him. But he is around that 2 year mark so it may change some, but so far haven't noticed any real signs that would show DA.

He gets along great with the neighbors 4 dogs and he absolutely loves my two. It's funny, when we come over, he knows they're in the van outside and he completely ignores everybody and runs from window, to window to door, to door until we let him out and then he runs right to the van. He's done that since the after the very first time we visited. Amazing how he made that connection between us and the dogs almost immediately.

He is a big strong boy though and likes to protest when he doesn't want to do something. I make him do stuff for me before I let him have access to playing with my ladies, and he doesn't like it He tries everything he can think of to avoid me for a while then verbally protests then complies. it's kind of funny and I'm so mean, but we all survive. he doesn't so much for me anymore, he's smart and picked it up quickly, but I don't think his owners are quite as consistent as I am. But they are first time dog owners and have done a pretty good job so far and are always looking to learn more and do better.

I have to commend my friends, they actually took my advice when looking for a dog. Most people don't, friends included, but they contacted many breeders and went and visited and found a place with dogs they liked and got one from there. He's been what they wanted, amazing .

A nice evenly tempered dog, from healthy parents, active like they wanted, smart etc. I don't have a lot of exposure to RR's, but i have to say if he's representative of the breed, I'd like to have one.
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This is my friends vicious killer trying to kill one of my ladies. he's a freakin ham that's for sure.


IMG_3696 by zendogbuddha, on Flickr

But how could you not love a face like this


IMG_3845 by zendogbuddha, on Flickr

He's a nice dog. Good temperament. Not really fearful, is confident in new situations. Haven't noticed any DA with him. But he is around that 2 year mark so it may change some, but so far haven't noticed any real signs that would show DA.

He gets along great with the neighbors 4 dogs and he absolutely loves my two. It's funny, when we come over, he knows they're in the van outside and he completely ignores everybody and runs from window, to window to door, to door until we let him out and then he runs right to the van. He's done that since the after the very first time we visited. Amazing how he made that connection between us and the dogs almost immediately.

He is a big strong boy though and likes to protest when he doesn't want to do something. I make him do stuff for me before I let him have access to playing with my ladies, and he doesn't like it He tries everything he can think of to avoid me for a while then verbally protests then complies. it's kind of funny and I'm so mean, but we all survive. he doesn't so much for me anymore, he's smart and picked it up quickly, but I don't think his owners are quite as consistent as I am. But they are first time dog owners and have done a pretty good job so far and are always looking to learn more and do better.

I have to commend my friends, they actually took my advice when looking for a dog. Most people don't, friends included, but they contacted many breeders and went and visited and found a place with dogs they liked and got one from there. He's been what they wanted, amazing .

A nice evenly tempered dog, from healthy parents, active like they wanted, smart etc. I don't have a lot of exposure to RR's, but i have to say if he's representative of the breed, I'd like to have one.
LOL the bolded sounds JUST like a ridgie! As well as the part about so quickly associating you with the dogs. These dogs are super smart. That's exactly the sort of self-serving, self-reinforcing stuff they figure out annoyingly quickly and once they have it, it's locked in.

I meant to add, they have a major sense of humor too.
We had an in-ground pool growing up, and our ridgie on more than one occasion nose-pushed my mom in to the pool when she bent over to check the filter. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he just got a chuckle out of pushing her in.
Our house was rented, and the landlord had a maintenance guy who would come check on things periodically. This guy was terrified of our ridgeback, and Simba (named before the disney movie) used to torture him mercilessly. Simba knew this guy's van, and wouldn't bark at the gate. He'd wait for the guy to come in, close the gate and start walking up to the house. Then he would sneak up on him and bark - just once, then saunter off. I really think he got a kick out of seeing the guy jump and startle.

My friend's ridgie girl has the same mischievous streak. Clever dogs...

Maybe I just haven't been around the "right" ones, but I don't really consider RRs a DA breed. For sure they're not the most tolerant. Most are going to correct rude or stupid behavior, but they're not over the top about it. And most can more than take care of themselves if a fight does break out, but once they make their point they're done.

LOVE the pics RTH. Gorgeous guy!
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:51 PM
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I have a 4 year old RR and he is the best dog I could imagine.

You say the one you met barked at you and wouldnt come anywhere near you and that is exactly what mine does. He may not be the norm, but i dont think it is completely uncommon either. He is very aloof with strangers, men are alot worse. Typically a strang women he will keep an eye on and keep his distance but doesnt bark much, but a strange man he will keep his distance and bark whenever he moves to fast.
See that behavior it totally unacceptable to me. I don't want a dog that fawns all over someone as I find the equally as bad, but not a dog that won't approach a friendly visitor that I invite in. And to bark at someone I invite it would not fly at all.
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