April 19, 2014

Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog a redbone coonhound?

Question by Blubby Smith: Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback a redbone coonhound?
I have a dog and the vet said its was a redbone but it looks more like a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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  1. Reddog76 says:

    Ridgebacks tend to be taller and heavier and have a "backwards" facing line of hair down the middle of their backs. This forms the distinctive "Ridgeback". They also tend to be a little lighter in color.

    Redbones have no ridge, their ears are long and floppy; almost long enough to reach the end of its own nose, and have a "richer" reddish brown color. Redbones also have partially webbed paws as they are usually strong swimmers and comfortable in water.

  2. Kirsten Penn says:

    NO! neither is a bernese mountain dog a whippet

  3. Not by any stretch of the imagination…two entirely different breeds.
    The site below does a side by side by side comparison of Vislas, Ridgebacks, and Redbones. It should answer all your questions.
    http://www.coloradovizsla.org/

    Hope this helps

    Papaw

  4. They are totally different. If your Ridgeback does not have the Ridge on his back, he is not a purebred.

  5. Bridget says:

    No, they're both entirely different breeds. But, if you don't know the parentage of your dog, it could be a mix for all anyone knows.

  6. No they are definitely not the same thing. Ridgebacks were bred as lion hunters and are from africa. Coonhounds are, well, hounds that hunt/tree raccoons. And just as an FYI – Ridgebacks are occasionally born without their ridges.

  7. Save the wolves. says:

    No. They are two completely different breeds.

    Does your dog have the characteristic "ridge" down his/her back that you see in the Ridgeback?

  8. a123e456 says:

    They are not the same breed. The coonhound has longer floppier ears.

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