Does anyone know of any local dog breeder specialising in Ridgebacks?
last i heard from fellow dog lovers, the rodesian ridgeback are banned in singapore.
AVA's website does not seem to have a list of dog breeds which are "banned" in S'pore. However, they have a list of dog breeds which must be muzzled when in public. And Rhodesian Ridgebacks do not seem to be on that list, which is quite puzzling because Rhodies can be known to be quite aggressive.
List of dog breeds which must be muzzled
In Australia, there were several cases of children mauled by Rhodies, which is quite sad. I do know a couple of Rhodies who can be very gentle.
Is this the same breed which was originally bred to hunt lions?
Think I saw a owner around Frankel area walking his dog. Wasn't muzzled either. Looks friendly too...
The RR has distinctive characteristics, one of which is the ridge of hair on its back (hence its name)... see pic
I think with any dog, proper training from a young age is necessary to keep your pet in check. This breed has a dominant character which requires an even more dominant owner. Best to show who's the alpha male around the house from young. The breed doesn't take well to kids and does not like rough play which children often engage in. They sometimes react to such play in a violent outburst. I wouldn't be surprised if those maulings in Australia were a result of rough play.
Wow, I think one of the dog cafe owners has a mixed Ridgeback... Not sure if there are any breeders in Singapore though.... Terence, why dont you check out dogsforum.sg ?
I know someone who has one - huge dog but friendly. I think they had to import theirs from Australia.
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Wow bred to hunt lions!
Must be a huge & brave dog.
Need to keep a look out for it in future, havent seen one before.
It was pretty tough shooting a ridgeback in a studio, especially when the dog had never encountered stairs before and we're on the first level:
Last edited by eastwest; 7th July 2007 at 07:53 PM.
They can be great companions. But please, if anyone is thinking about getting one - make sure you have a LOT of space. Ridgebacks need space to roam and play. And, as with any dog, you'll need to give them a decent amount of attention.
Dogs that are banned in Singapore are classified as Category A.
The current list of dogs in this category are :
* Pit Bull - including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Bull Dog
* Neapolitan Mastiff
* Dogo Argentino
* Fila Braziliero
* crosses of these breeds
(Sad) I recall reading some children were mauled by pit bulls - small but ferocious dogs, bred specifically to fight. Very impressed by these kind of loyal companions, small but brave & deadly, can make very good body/house guards.