Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
Maine, United States
Posted January 2, 2010
In my opinion, there really couldn't be a better breed of dog. My Rhodesian Ridgeback, Maggie, is just a doll. We got her from a breeder, and brought her home as soon as we could! As a puppy, she potty trained very easily. I'm still not sure if this was a phase for her, but she had a bad habit of mounting legs etc. (She doesn't do it anymore though). Definitely not a guard dog either. If someone knocks or rings the doorbell she will breifly bark and wait by the door. Our house was broken into a few years ago, and as much as it kinda sucks, I'm sure she greeted the theifs with a wagging tail. When I was pregnant she was a little protective of me. When we brough our daughter home, she was definitely curious... but a little wary too. My daughter is 8 months old now, and Maggie is still trying to adjust to the change. Overall, they are an amazing breed. They do require quite a bit of exercise and i swear she could eat her weight in dog food haha but I wouldn't change a thing!