any of a breed of strong, short-haired hunting dog developed in S Africa, with a light tan or light reddish-tan coat and a ridge along the spine formed by the hair growing forward
A dog of a large breed developed in Africa for hunting, having short tan to reddish-brown hair that forms a ridge along the back.
(plural Rhodesian Ridgebacks)
- A dog bred in Southern Africa to hunt lions.
Named for the "ridge" of hair along the spine that grows toward the dogs front.