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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:01 am 
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We took the plunge yesterday!
Meet...Bosun.
A Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Known as the Navy Seals of dogs the can run with horses for up to 35 miles,bred for hunting ...lions :shock: in South Africa.
Met him 2 months ago (inside pics - not my forte')
Picked him up yesterday (outside pics)
He has already gained about 35lbs @ 3 months,his grandfather "Jack Sparrow" and his father "Black Pearl" are both about 120lbs.
Can't wait for him to grow into his paws and chest!!
Also to get outside with him in some sunshine and get better pics!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:20 pm 
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awesome kpr.. never heard of the breed before. Whats it like as a family dog? good tempered?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:14 pm 
Nice looking pup KPR. You should refer to him as an African Lion Hound, sounds more imposing than Rhodesian Ridgeback lol.


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Agreed. :D

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Haha clantz...somebody Googled :wink:
He's not supposed to be "imposing" ...yet...thats still my job...lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4USlfvBKBwQ

Wolf the breeder had 6 of them.
Trust me, ranging from 60 - 130lbs thats alotta dog.
None of them are fixed,one the oldest female about ready to have pups is definately the Monarch and in charge.
We were greeted at the door,checked out and they all went back to what they were doing.
No barking,no excitement,they weren't the least bit intimidated or felt they needed to let us know they owned the place.
The three Jack Russels she had there ....now that was a differant story :roll:
When we went in to meet the pups (3) in a seperate room you would think the puppies would be all over the place and excited...not so much.
Came out,checked us out and...went about their business.
Myself I sort of mentally prepared myself for a rambuncious puppy being in the house and I have to say I am SHOCKED.
This boy is so laid back it is almost scary,when he's outdoors he's at or near your feet all the way,indoors at my feet sleeping or laying and watching the other two older dogs go about their business.
Always alert,has excellant manners with the other two and is kinda being bossed around a bit by our cat,that settling down nicely though.
The females are alot smaller about the size of Labs,the males however are BIG DOGS.
We live in the woods and Chris is home alone a week at a time.
We're down to two of the original dogs (Bouviers) from four and they are at least 13yrs old.
I'm not thinkin she'll have any worries she doesn't have enough dog around when her Pitbull is away at work :twisted:

If you were thinking about a dog certainly check them out and go and meet a few.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:26 am 
Congrats KPR! That's a great looking pup!


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Nice Pup KPR :D

I had not heard of the breed until last year, or if I had I had also forgotten about it.

In Aberdaron in North Wales we met one in the pub (he brought his owners as well) and my son found out just how much he likes pork scratchings - I will try to locate a pic if I kept any :D

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Update on the Bosun
He's growing like a weed,has never seen a leash and is walked daily,not sure he's been more than 50ft away from either of us.
When we are working around the yard he doesn't wander off even when we aren't paying attention to him and he's a bit bored.
I haven't seen him shy away from any task or thing.
He's learning a few tricks and takes to it very easily.
IMO he's about the smartest dog I've ever owned :)

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The Redwinged Blackbirds hide in the tall grass at the marsh.
They were quite vocal twds he and I,he was intently looking for one that didn't fly away.

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He loves his momma!!
An exuberant greeting after a short seperation with me at the marsh...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:59 pm 
Hahahah....congratz kpr!!

That is one sweet looking fella.

Considering that Rhodesia barely existed for 15 years and that it's some time ago, it's perhaps not surprising that so many people have not heard about this breed. And how would you even pronounce "Zimbabwian Ridgeback" anyway? lol..

Hope to see more pictures - they can't help but make you smile!

Cheers :-)


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nice one. That is a nice looking Pub.
I love the bigger working breeds that you can interact with.

My German shepherd was like that until he got into his teenage years, he was a bit of a handful for about 12-18month and then settled right down again. Definitely needed a firm consistent approach. But then I guess he was just trying to see who is boss.

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The Bosun is coming right along.
Has made a few new friends,socializes VERY well with other dogs.
This is Cain, as in Hurricane, a 4 yr old Visla and I can't remember the name of the Drathaar but she is only 5 months old.
Cain has had some temper "issues" in the past and was muzzled for the initial introduction (it was in HIS yard) but on this day was more than well behaved and all had a blast....

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This submissive display was a huge relief to all parties...

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Cain is afterall a very able dog...

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Well Bosun is coming right along.
@ 7 months now...
65lbs last month and 28' at the shoulder.
He grew some sort of lump on his leg and has just had that removed two weeks ago.
It's kind of like he has been unleashed now when he runs,you can definately see the Greyhound coming out.
He's a bit of a goof by times but what a boy!!

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These from last weekend.
He lost a bit of wieght along with his apetite for a bit after the lump removal.
It's back now with a vengence though and I suspect those ribs will disappear in short order.
The G/F thinks he looks "rabid" in the last pic...I LOVE IT!!
Very best dog I have ever had the pleasure of raising so far!!!

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Cracking photos & great looking dogs, my father had two ridgebacks & they were a pleasure to own.

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Nice kpr.. beautiful dog.... I just moved on to 80 acres for the winter to be closer to snowy owls this winter. Woke up yest morning and seen 7 deer, 1 porcupine, lots of squirrels, a fox, and all sorts of song birds within 30 min while looking out my front window having breakfast.

Even though its just a winter gig and Im still getting settled in Im seriously thinking this is the life for me... gonna get a dog as soon as everything is unpacked. Loaded 5 ton in the driveway though so lots of work still to do.

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Great Pictures and a great dog. Look at his paws, my god. Thank you for sharing


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