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Rhodesian Ridgeback > Is there such a thing as a miniature Ridgeback?

Sprout

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Barked: Mon Sep 17, '07 12:00pm PST 
My mom and dad just thought that I was pug and chihuahua or soemthing like that, but we were at the dog walk area today and a guy came up and said - "Oh, is that a Ridgeback?" Mom and Dad were like "what?" but the man noticed that when I got scared or nervous, my ridge showed up - especially lower on my back. Mom always thought that just happened when the leash accidentally rubbed my fur the wrong way or got tosselled while playing. So - ok, I'm part ridgeback, but I'm only 12 lbs! What could I be mixed with or what coudl I be? I'm estimated to be close to one year old and my paws don't indicate I have more room to grow or anything!
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Rhodesian Ridgeback > Am I a Rhodesian Ridgeback??
Sprout

Play until you- drop!
 
 
Barked: Sun Sep 16, '07 4:16pm PST 
Hi - I have the opposite problem - my mom and dad just thought that I was pug and chihuahua or soemthing like that, but we were at the dog walk area today and a guy came up and said - "Oh, is that a Ridgeback?" Mom and Dad were like "what?" but the man noticed that when I got scared or nervous, my ridge showed up - especially lower on my back. I always thought that just happened when the leash accidentally rubbed my fur the wrong way. So - ok, I'm part ridgeback, but I'm only 12 lbs! What could I be mixed with or what coudl I be? I'm estimated to be close to one year old and my paws don't indicate I have more room to grow or anything!
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Thatch, Dec 17 1:57 pm


Behavior & Training > 2 dominant females

Sprout

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Barked: Sun Sep 9, '07 9:10am PST 
Hi Rosa-

It looks like everyone is as baffled as you are with this behavior! My two are still sometimes fighting over who the dominant female is, too, and Sprout, the youngest is always stealing big sister Annie's toys.

I don't know what to tell you except to redirect their behavior. fortunately, my two dogs do anything for rawhide chews, so when guests come or if I need to get work done at home, I give them chews to keep them busy and that tends to work for a while.
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Behavior & Training > Pit Bull bashing web site!?!?

Annie

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Barked: Sat Sep 8, '07 4:53pm PST 
Hi - I am pretty new to dogster but love it and especially all the forums. Whenever I would hear a story about a dog attack, especially involving a child, I would always roll my eyes and ask what the kid was doing, where were the parents, who owned the dog, etc. I had a co-worker with two very friendly pit bulls. I definitely agree that pit bulls get a bad rap and everyone assumes all attacks are pit bulls.

I have to admit that I have mixed emotions on this topic, however, because my sister was attached by her neighbor's dog last march. I think everyone assumed it was a pit bull, but actually it may have been some kind of German Shepard mix. So - yeah, Pit Bulls have a bad rap. The neighbor and dog moved into the unit below them and they were on good friendly terms with the owner and the dog. She has a large dog, too. I just cringe to think however, if my 2 year old niece had been there at the time. The dog was on a leash with the owner in the yard and ran and jumped up and bit my sister in the face. So needless to say, I am sensative to this issue.

I do agree, totally that the owner has everything to do with it. I think the neighbor had inherited the dog and was not equpped or totally devoted to the right kind of training. I don't know what the right thing would have been to do when the neighbor first rented the apartment. He did have insurance covering the dog and my sister is ok, but it does make you think - and I do think something should be done to make owners realize the potential and the proper training. Thanks for listening!
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Behavior & Training > playing too rough?

Sprout

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Barked: Mon Sep 3, '07 5:13am PST 
We just got Sprout about 6 weeks ago and already had our 6 year old Beagle. They started to get along at the end of the first day and ever since are play machines. Sometimes they play really roughly and I'm always paranoid it's too much - or that one of them is getting too aggressive. Any signs I should look for to know if the play is getting out of hand? Maybe I have the new mom-jitters, but I'm worried that Annie the older dog may be jealous or else that Sprout is trying to become "alpha dog." So far nothing bad has resulted from play and they usually just tire each other out - but I'd appreciate any thing in particular I should look for. Thanks!
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