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A Rhodesian ridgeback.
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Rhode′sian ridge′back

one of a South African breed of hunting dogs having a ridge of hair along the spine growing in the opposite direction from the rest of the coat.
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A SIX inch rabbit called Hopper has gone for a tall order after picking out a father figure - a 4ft tall Rhodesian Ridgeback. The cute pair, who feature on TV3's Animal A&E, are an amazing sight at their home in Bray, Co Wicklow.
The MoD said in a statement: "Through investment in Mastiff and Ridgeback we are reducing the number of patrolling roles in which Snatch is used.
Glen Murphy, prosecuting for the RSPCA, said inspector Chris Dunbar found the Rhodesian ridgeback dogs at the couple's home at Sunny View, Gwersyllt, on March 1.
A 15-day-old female panther named Milica was adopted by a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog after her mother refused to feed her in a Belgrade zoo.
com/poolecho The three men and and Lance Corporal David Ramsden were all 1 Mercian soldiers who died when their Ridgeback vehicle overturned into a canal near Gereshk, in Helmand Province, on June 23, 2010.
WRITE TO PETS, SEVEN DAYS, SUNDAY MAIL, ONE CENTRAL QUAY,GLASGOW, G3 8DA (SORRY BUT VIVIAN CAN'T REPLY TO EVERYONE) Someone suggested that I feed my ridgeback from a higher position, instead of the floor, to prevent him from getting bloat.
The county councillor for Llandaff North, pictured, has been campaigning for tighter controls for dangerous dogs after his now eight-year-old son Erfan was mauled by a Rhodesian Ridgeback in 2011.
As the Rhodesian Ridgeback, named Tyson, attacked Erfan, last September, at their former Bacton Road home, he and his mother tried to escape into the house.
But Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said last night no decision has yet been taken as to whether fighting vehicles including the Ridgeback, the Husky and the allterrain Warthog will be retained.
A CLOSE bond has already developed between 81-year-old John Lawton, of Brockholes, and his new companion, Heidi, a cross between a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Sharpei.
Jack Morley, a 16-year-old plumbing student from Teesville: "I would go for a Rhodesian Ridgeback. They are quite big so would make the ideal guard dog."