Named for the peculiar ridge on his back, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a handsome and strong working dog originating from southern Africa, where he was used for big-game hunting. His clean, musculature, symmetrical outline and distinctive sighthound body endow the Ridgeback with impressive speed, power and endurance. This is a dog graced with intelligence, patience and a keen sense of humor, making him a delightful companion, brilliantly adapting to life as a pet and weekend sports dog. The author's discussion of the breed standard and the breed's characteristics will prove useful to the novice and experienced owner alike. Comprehensive in its scope and up-to-date in its content, this book offers expert advice on the selection of a puppy, breed-specific health concerns, house-training and obedience training as well as everyday care maintenance, including feeding, grooming, exercise and safety considerations. Whether you are a newcomer to the Rhodesian or a committed fancier showing and/or racing your dogs every weekend, this new breed guide promises to be an indispensable addition to your library.