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    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 11:02pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    Does anyone have any experience of Rhodesian Ridgebacks? I'm seriously considering getting one but just wondered if anyone had one cause want to make sure it'll be ok with kids and my 10 year old spaniel?
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2009 11:12pm (Jan 12th 2009)
     
    From what I've read they can be rather rambunctious when young (read things/people go flying), so they generally aren't recommended for people with young kids or the elderly about.

    If your talking full grown, then I would as the owner about kids/other pets.

    My 2 cents worth!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2009 12:53am (Jan 13th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Only thing i know about the breed is what i saw on this TV show about how we have 'ruined' dogs through inbreeding etc just to produce 'perfect' offspring...eg pug dogs are now so disfigured due to the extensive breeding to create their cute nose that when they get excited or do a lot of exercise they often pass out because they can't take in enough oxygen...

    Anyway, they were saying about Ridgebacks that the dogs born with a ridge are susceptible to this disease/disorder (can't remember what it was now but it was pretty rare) but the dogs born without a ridge were immune to it...however these ones were killed as pups because they were seen as 'worthless' for not having the ridge!

    But yes, other than that i have no idea, and that's absolutely useless, sorry :-\
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2009 1:19am (Jan 13th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    "Ridgebacks are loyal and intelligent. They are, however, aloof to strangers. This is not to be confused with aggression: A Ridgeback of proper temperament will be more inclined to ignore a stranger than to challenge them. This breed requires positive, reward-based training, good socialization and consistency, and is often not the best choice for inexperienced dog owners. Ridgebacks are strong-willed, intelligent, and many seem to have a penchant for mischief, though lovingly. They may not make a good first dog, though the same traits that make them difficult often appeal to the more experienced owners. They can withstand wide temperature variations due to their African heritage.

    Despite their athletic, sometimes imposing exterior, the Ridgeback has a sensitive side. Excessively harsh training methods that might be tolerated by a sporting or working dog will likely backfire on a Ridgeback. The Ridgeback accepts correction as long as it is fair and justified, and as long as it comes from someone he knows and trusts. Francis R. Barnes, who wrote the first standard in 1922, acknowledged that "rough treatment ... should never be administered to these dogs, especially when they are young. They go to pieces with handling of that kind"
    Wikipedia
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2009 4:22pm (Jan 13th 2009)
     
    Holly is half Ridgeback and what Red wrote in the last post described her exactly. I love her. She's the best dog ever! Also - she is 100% about hunting. I'm her second priority, followed closely by food.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2009 6:29pm (Jan 13th 2009)
     
    I've met ridgebacks in customers' homes and every one has been a delightful friendly dog.
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2009 12:37pm (Jan 14th 2009)
     
    Thanks for all your help!I've been in touch with a breeder who luckily is quite local and she's said i can take kids over to meet her dogs so i can see how kids are with a bigger dog, just scared cause was hoping to hold off a little bit but if she has a litter I'll end up having one straight away :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2009 1:49pm (Jan 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's exciting Sally! Hope it goes okay with your kids :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2009 11:59pm (Jan 14th 2009)
     
    They're darn fine lookin' dogs, that's all I know! (met a puppy version at the vets once - complete aahhhh!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2009 12:37pm (Jan 15th 2009)
     
    Yes, don't let it catch anything from the kids, make sure it's innoculated...:devil:
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2009 10:30pm (Jan 15th 2009)
     
    What you saying about my kids eh? :) Poor dog, Natasha will probably try and strap it in the pushchair and dress it up and Jake will probably only want to know till he realises it can't play trains! :running_dog:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 16th, 2009 6:04pm (Jan 16th 2009)
     
    My point precisely. I thought you had a run for them??? We saw pics of them in their run, I'm sure we did! :)
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeJan 17th, 2009 7:04am (Jan 17th 2009)
     
    :slingshot:
    mustang sally- my husband's next door neighbor had one when he was a boy . he said that 'chief 'was a wonderful dog. he was all ways ready for a romp or play with the kids.One thing though .....he was death on cats. this may have been a personaliy trait encoradged by the owners though.
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2009 2:02pm (Jan 18th 2009)
     
    Chief Chicken, the little bleeders kept getting out saying they wanted to come in the house, the chickens weren't best pleased they quite liked bedding down in the cot beds!

    Thanks Frogdust, I have a cat but hopefully having "Duke" (as we've decided)as a puppy means he'll realise that Pudding rules everyone in the house, except the chucks, he's scared of them! :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 5:35pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    My dog was tested as a tracking dog (to see if she would track dogs, cats, or nothing.) She was a rarity among dogs - showing a preference for tracking cats. She LIKES them. At home she sleeps on the bed curled next to my kitties, Martin & Maya. So, I guess it depends on the dog...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 5:54pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    Our friend's German Pointer dog loves cats; he just stares at them in adoration and shakes! Tuppence has smacked his nose once or twice when he got too close - even when she was a tiny kitten. And Winston just backed away and carried on gazing...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2009 6:20pm (Jan 21st 2009)
     
    Mel is chasing around looking for tonight's biscuit.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 7:09am (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    I haven't seem Mel for a while now..I must be coming in at the wrong time of day or something.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2009 12:44pm (Jan 22nd 2009)
     
    She's hardly ever there when I look either, Lynn...:(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd, 2009 12:06am (Jan 23rd 2009)
     
    I just saw her run across the coop. Well, I think it was her - looked mighty big but it was a fleeting glimpse and some of the angles are deceiving.
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 7:47pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Thought you might like to know that the ridgeback idea has gone, I went and fetched my new puppy today, a border cross, he's lovely, his name is George, I will try and put some pics on a min xx :running_dog:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:08pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Brilliant! He can round up the sprogs and put 'em in their enclosure...:)
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:14pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Lol, sorry i should have said border terrier (not collie)! Pics on now! xx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:15pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Doesn't matter; he's young, you can still train him...:devil:
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:30pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Awww! good luck and many laughs Sally.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 10:42pm (Feb 8th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Make sure you take him to training classes, LOL! My friend has a border terrier, and when he was a young puppy they said 'oh it's an easy breed to train, we don't need to take him to obedience classes!' As a result of this and the way he is treated by my friend, he has turned into a horrible dog at 2yrs old

    When people enter their house he jumps up at them and tries to bite them (only playing but it hurts) and he also PEES all over them whilst jumping - he has pee'd in my eye and mouth before!! :ack2: And my friend and her parents just laugh.

    He is uncontrollable on walks and has to be on a lead all the time, where he constantly almost throttles himself. He doesn't come when called, eats litter off the ground, chases cars, bikes and people. He also snarls, fights with and tries to bite other dogs and children. He's since been taken to obedience classes and they've paid big £ for dog psychiatrists, but nothing works.

    I've met loads of other border terriers who are lovely, but that one dog springs to mind now whenever someone mentions the breed.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 11:24pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    My sister in law has a springer spaniel and he sounds just like your friend's dog. She can't see that its her fault not the dog. They had a springer before and he was just the same, except this one is very 'mouthy' and constantly nipping at things whereas the first wasn't quite that bad. They're taking him to classess but I don't think he's a very good student! (He is terrified of Caitlyn though!)
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 3:53pm (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    He's getting the same treatment as Tom the springer, cage trained to stop the messes in the house and it means they get almost dedicated play time! He comes to work with me, as does Tom, so doesn't have anyone else interferring! I hate rude dogs and especially begging so won't be allowed! :) I have a few friends who have only bought springers cause of how well behaved mine is bless him and they just thought it was the breed so haven't done too much with them and they are the most annoying dogs in the world! My one friend brought hers round the other day and he's 18 mths and proceeded to piss everywhere! I asked her to leave! I had a border years ago until I sadly lost her to a brain haemmorage, really wish I'd kept one of her puppies when I bred from her! I am currently sat at work with two dogs keeping my feet warm - bless x
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 11:13pm (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    I wish we had dogs at work. Or any pets. Bliss.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 2:00am (Feb 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Least you have them when you go home for the day, that's one of the only things that sucks about uni :(
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 4:52am (Feb 10th 2009)
     
    I know how you feel my friend has two bull dogs that I loath for the same reasons. nasty, slobbery beasts ! they hav e let them ruin a brand new house!
    it is not even three years old and it is a mess.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 4:42pm (Feb 10th 2009)
     
    That's partly why I love my job - I go into different houses and meet all sorts of different animals, from a baby owl to a rottweiler who sat on my feet as I tuned the piano (ow)!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 9:40am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    A owl ! neat ! was it friendly? the puppy made your heart melt I bet.
    • CommentAuthormustangsally
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 4:53pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    That's the beauty of working for your dad Kate, you just get to tell him that the dogs or kids are coming with you!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 5:04pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    The owl was very timid and I had to be v. v. quiet - they didn't want it to get used to humans as it was to be released when old enough.
    And the 'puppy' weighed nearly eight stone; she didn't melt my heart (although she did) so much as squish my feet to mush!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 7:54am (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    Kate what do you do I forgot
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 10:57pm (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    I work in the NHS and my official title is "Infection Prevention Audit & Surveillance Analyst". It means I check out the clinics that we're responsible for to make sure they're clean, have bins, can wash their hands, blah blah, and count the number of people with nasty infections and try to find out where they caught them from. (Its usually the hospital!)
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 5:56am (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    that is a big name for your job. yes some times you can get some thing nastey from the hospital. it is one of the germyist places I know of. MY gran was a nurse and she said that you should never take healthy children with you to the hospital or the doctors office as they will catch some thing from going there
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2009 11:37pm (Feb 14th 2009)
     
    I didn't have it put on my ID badge - that still says Public Health Information Analyst which is long enough!

    Your nan was right! I remember when my sister-in-law had her baby, 5 weeks after I had mine. (It was all very fraught as she hadn't told anyone she was pregnant). We had no-one to babysit so took my baby with us, and were thrown off the ward by the sister! She was right though. I know better now!