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    80kilos!!! oh dear lol. Yeah the vet reckons she will only get to around 30 kilos give our take a few kilos. I have seen some ridgebacks that are huge though even at a year old! Its not so much the weight its how tall she will be!! I love big dogs

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    Our girl Chloe was a ridgeback x. we found her dumped from a car at barely 6 weeks old so not sure what the x is, we guessed staffie. We know she had ridgeback because of her lovely ridge. She was a tall staffie height, built like a barrel and keeping her from being fat was ongoing. She weighed 32 kilos.


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    My Ridgy X was 40 kilos on the dot.
    I used to get complimented on his weight. He really did look like a perfect weight for his height and build.
    We where not 100% sure what he was crossed with, the pound said Rotty. My vet and i both doubted it. The vet said more than likely Staffy. As he grew up i could see more Staffy than Rotty.


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    80kg for a ridgy X cross dog must put the dog in an extreme overweight catergory??? Either that or it aint a ridgy.
    Mrs B i wouldnt stress the chances of your dog getting anywhere near 80kg would be extreme to say the least.

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    My old dog was a ridgeback/wolfhound/staghound cross and must have had something smaller in her too because she was just under ridgeback height. She weighed around 23 kilos in her active days and got up to 28 when she got old and started slowing down. But of course the sighthound shape would've kept her weight down.

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    thanks, that's what I thought 80 kilos was maybe overweight or just freakishly big!!! Emma (that's my name too!) your girl Chloe is gorgeous how lucky you found her...poor thing!! Sean and Emma what age did they reach the full weight/height? Molly doesn't seem to have a ridge yet but when she was sitting looking out of the screen door the other day a cat went past and she didn't bark or anything but I noticed a ridge!!! It went away when the cat did lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    My old dog was a ridgeback/wolfhound/staghound cross and must have had something smaller in her too because she was just under ridgeback height. She weighed around 23 kilos in her active days and got up to 28 when she got old and started slowing down. But of course the sighthound shape would've kept her weight down.
    With Molly being Labrador x Ridge I will have to watch her weight as I know Labradors can get a bit chunky!! Hopefully with the ridgeback in her she will be more lean. Plenty of exercise and no overfeeding and she should be fine I will let you all know on Thursday what weight she is. She is having her 3rd vaccination then.

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    Nah he isnt overweight...Hes a pure Ridgey too. He is massive. Must just be a freak of nature or have really dense bones or something...I dunno but I have seen the dog and his weight and it's for real...though I do admit, he is larger than other Ridgeys I have seen (I guess thats why he is a pet???)

    But I know of (havent seen the dog) someone who reckons their ridgey is 50kgs. I mean aren't they bred to hun lions? a 30kg dog isnt going to bring down a 500kg lion is it...mind you neither would an 80kg one LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Nah he isnt overweight...Hes a pure Ridgey too. He is massive. Must just be a freak of nature or have really dense bones or something...I dunno but I have seen the dog and his weight and it's for real...though I do admit, he is larger than other Ridgeys I have seen (I guess thats why he is a pet???)

    But I know of (havent seen the dog) someone who reckons their ridgey is 50kgs. I mean aren't they bred to hun lions? a 30kg dog isnt going to bring down a 500kg lion is it...mind you neither would an 80kg one LOL
    yeah that is huge but are you maybe thinking 80lbs? which is 36 kilos. I was told that my pup was the biggest of her litter. Her Mum is a lab and Dad is the ridgey. Apparently its the way they distract lions enabling their master to take it down.

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    Just googled..........Male Ridgebacks should stand 25–27 inches (63–69 cm) at the withers and weigh about 85 lb (39 kg) FCI Standard); females should be 24–26 inches (61–66 cm) tall and about 70 lb (32 kg) in weight; many are much larger. Ridgebacks are typically muscular and have a light wheaten to red wheaten coat, which should be short, dense, sleek and glossy in appearance, and neither woolly nor silky.

    Labradors are relatively large, with males typically weighing 29 to 41 kg (64 to 90 lb) and females 25 to 32 kg (55 to 71 lb). Labradors weighing close to or over 100 lb (45 kg) are considered obese

    Somehow I always thought Ridgy's were bigger
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