Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Rhodesian Ridgeback Synonym(s): African Lion Hound Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Strong muscular dog. Even-tempered but can be aloof with strangers. Generally social with other dogs but can be a handful to train. Retains hunting/tracking instincts. Ridge formed by hair along spine is characteristic but some are born without it. Early detection of dermoid sinus is essential in puppies. Excellent guard dog or watchdog. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Carlson S The Rhodesian Ridgeback Today. Howell. ISBN 1582450390. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain: www.rhodesianridgebacks.org. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States: www.rrcus.org.