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We met a Ridgie!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rottiemum, Jul 18, 2012.


  1. rottiemum

    rottiemum PetForums VIP

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    :D I was taking Baillie for her lunchtime walkies and there was a man with a dog in the distance. A big brown dog. Well, it was off lead, so I'm thinking, is this going to be ok?
    Well, the dog started to approach in a bit of a circle, the guy shouts, hey, don't you dare. The dog did not listen, so thankfully it was friendly!
    They were wagging tails and started jumping all around together. Very cute :D
    So I said to the guy, he's lovely, what kind is he? He says, Rhodesian Ridgeback. Now, I'm no expert, but there was not much of a ridge and he had white on his paws...was he maybe a cross?
    Either way, he was lovely - I do hope we see him again! :thumbup:
     
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    Coincidence! We met a friendly Ridgie yesterday too - very large 8 year old female. No white markings, but like you, no ridge. Had to ask what it was, and the owner said a Ridgeback with no ridge!
     
  3. dandogman

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    You can get them without ridges :)

    Unfortunately some breeders kill the ones without ridges when they are young, which is disgusting.
     
  4. Dogless

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    You do get ridgeless RRs and white paws are pretty common too.

    Dandogman; did you learn that from the Pedigree Dogs Exposed Programme? From the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain's Code of Ethics: 3) Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
     
  5. rottiemum

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    That is horrible :(
     
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    We've met a few Rhodesian Ridgeback's over the last few months, generally speaking they're big daft things.

    I can only think of 2 anti social dogs over our usual walk, ones a Lurcher and the others a German Shepard tbh I think its more the owner through lack of training than the dog :frown:
     
  7. Dogless

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    I haven't met any breeders that do I must admit and have met many very much alive ridgeless and mismarked ridgies - it is also against the code of ethics as posted above. I think it used to happen, but it shouldn't anymore.
     
  8. dandogman

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    Yes.
    That is good that it doesn't happen now, The woman on that programme really wanted the ridgeless ones culled!
     
  9. rottiemum

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    Glad to hear it! He was so lovely - a big bouncy boy :D
     
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    There are quite a few ridgeless ones about. Zimba has some white on his paws and some on his chest.
     
  11. rottiemum

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    He was certainly big and strong-looking enough to be a full ridgie! ;)

    Of course, Baillie being a long-haired rottie, I get a lot of 'what kind is it?' myself! :D
     
  12. Dogless

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    I love it when people ask "what breed is that?" and I tell them (fair enough so far). Then, they look puzzled and say "How can you tell?" and I point....to the ridge...on Kilo's back.....:D.
     
  13. rottiemum

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Or when they ask and I say 'rottweiler' and they draw back from stroking her with a horrified look on their face...:scared::scared:
     
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    I'd probably ask; never met a long haired one! Wouldn't look horrified though :D.
     
  15. rottiemum

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    You wouldn't have to ask, I'd probably recognise Kilo...LOL :D
     
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