in Awww 15 Interesting Facts About Rhodesian Ridgebacks by Judy Powell March 16, 2023, 5:40 pm 1share Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest 7 The breed's history dates back to the 16th century when the first Europeans explored the interior on the Cape of Good Hope. Credit Judy Powell 8 Here they discovered the Hottentot tribes living with a semi-domesticated dog that had hair along his spine — growing backward. This is what we now refer to as the "ridge." Credit Judy Powell 9 The Rhodesian ridgeback was bred by the Boer farmers to meet their needs for a hunting dog in the wilds of Africa. Credit Judy Powell Page 3 of 5Previous 12345Next1share Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest See more Previous article 15 Amazing Facts About Tibetan Terriers You Probably Never Knew Next article 14 Absorbing Facts About Border Terriers Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.