how much can a rhodesian ridgebacks carry?
on Oct 8th 2008
in U.S. South
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Are you talking about weight carried in a backpack?
If so, with proper training, most dogs (regardless of breed) can be worked up to safely carry as much as, but not more then, 30% of their body weight.
In order to get there, you need to start with an empty pack and gradually increase the amount carried over a period of time. Check out this site - www.gsmdca.org - for information on pack training your dog.
If you need help calculating the percentages, try this percentage calculator online - www.yhanpolo.com
Abby answered on 10/8/08. Helpful? / 0