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Rhodesian Ridgeback Standard
F.C.I. Standard No 146 dated 10/12/96
Adopted in Australia 1/1/98 Origin: Southern Africa
Standard supplied by Kennel Union of Southern Africa and Zimbabwe Kennel Club


GAIT/MOVEMENT - Straight forward, free and active. 

COAT - Hair - Should be short and dense, sleek and glossy in appearance but neither woolly nor silky. 

COLOUR - Light wheaten to red wheaten. A little white on the chest and toes is permissible, but excessive white hairs here, on belly or above toes is undesirable. A dark muzzle and ears permissible. Excessive black hairs throughout the coat are highly undesirable. 

SIZE - The desirable heights are: 
Dogs 63 cm (25 ins) to 69cm (27 ins) 
Bitches 61cm (24 ins) to 66cm (26 ins) 
Weight - The desirable weights are: 
Dogs 36.5kg (80lbs) 
Bitches 32 kg (70lbs) 

FAULTS - Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportions to its degree. 

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normally developed testicles fully descended into the scrotum. 

Hound Group A.N.K.C. January 1998 

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