Several outstanding specimens were brought to the United States in the early 1950s and, by 1955, the Rhodesian ridgeback was the 112th breed admitted to the American Kennel Club. (14/15) by Judy Powell October 31, 2020, 2:45 pm Credit Judy Powell 0 Previous 14/15 Next View full list See more Previous article 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.” Next article Border Terriers are first mentioned in the book “Dogs of the British Isles” in 1872. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.