The handsome, muscular Rhodesian Ridgeback is instantly recognizable by the ridge of hair that grows in the opposite direction down his back. Originally bred as versatile hunters and guardians, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are athletic, strong and fearless enough to keep large animals, like lions, at bay. But with their people, they're affectionate and loyal. The breed can be reserved with strangers and strong-willed so you'll want to devote a lot of patient training and socialization for your Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. You'll be rewarded with a loving family companion.