Rhodesian Ridgebacks – the breed description

20 10 2011

The Wikipedia page on Rhodesian Ridgebacks is quite clear – “Ridgebacks are strong-willed, intelligent, and many seem to have a penchant for mischief, though loving.” This is not part of the official breed standard as listed by the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain. Maybe it should be. Kharma, my 3 and a bit year old RR seems well familiar with the concept.

“Kharma come here. I need to clean your eyes.”

Dutifully comes to me and sits with her head behind me so I cannot easily get to her.

“No, Kharma. Sit. Here!” I indicate a position in front of my knees.

She turns around, sits in front of me then lies down and rolls over.

“Kharma. SIT PROPERLY!”

She stands and walks off.