My puppy looks like a Ridgeback but does not have the ridge?

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Barked: Wed Oct 5, '11 7:45am PST 
any help guessing what he could be? he is definitely a hound mix.

Barked: Sun Feb 12, '12 2:28am PST 
Although it is rare, not all ridgebacks have the ridge. If this is the case i would make sure that all the health records and everything is up do date as in many cases(but not all) ridge-less ridgebacks have health issues. Other breeds that look similar to the ridgeback include, the Viszla... and honestly that's the only one that i can think of off the top of my head that look very similar to the rhodesian ridgeback. I know there are others that look sort of similar as well but i'll have to think about it and come back to this. Good luck with your pup!