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    Hi All, Does anybody have a Growth chart for a Ridgeback Please, as i can not find one on the net. Thank's John.

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    Hi.

    I've never seen a specific breed growth chart. But this is from the RR standard (Australian National Kennel Council):

    The desirable heights are:
    Dogs 63 cms (25 ins) to 69cms (27 ins)
    Bitches 61cms (24 ins) to 66cms (26 ins)

    Weight - The desirable weights are:
    Dogs 36.5kgs (80 lbs)
    Bitches 32 kgs (70 lbs)


    Obviously that is for adults. I would think they would be close to adult size at about 2 years old.

    edit to add - I know within my breed different individuals, and certainly different lines grow and develop at different rates, even though they may end up a similar size as adults. I don't know if growth charts are very common for those sorts of reasons.
    Last edited by Nattylou; 02-19-2012 at 02:42 PM.

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    Thank you for your time, so if there is no chart for ridgeback's is there a chart that is close to the growth of a ridgeback ? John.

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    Isn't your dog a ridgeback x ? He may not grow as big as a purebred ridgeback, depending on what he is crossed with. Crosses are like what Forest Gump's mama used to say "You never know whatcha gonna get!"

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    Yes my dog is a cross breed ridgeback. There are about 5 or 6 breeds of dog that were mated to make the ridgeback dog line. But all dog's came from WOLVES in the beginning. So who has a pure breed dog ! NO ONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac Q View Post
    Yes my dog is a cross breed ridgeback. There are about 5 or 6 breeds of dog that were mated to make the ridgeback dog line. But all dog's came from WOLVES in the beginning. So who has a pure breed dog ! NO ONE.
    Yeah but for the purposes of trying to chart growth etc you would have a lot more luck making accurate predictions if you owned a purebred. Why? Because there's less genes involved. If you have 5-6 different breeds involved, there's a lot of possible genes that could be present that will influence the growth and final height of the dog. Case and point, if 2 crosses mate with each other, the puppies can all look very different - sometimes it's hard to even tell they're related.

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac Q View Post
    But all dog's came from WOLVES in the beginning. So who has a pure breed dog ! NO ONE.
    Oh hooray. A thinker.

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    What is your dog ?

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