Are Rhodesian Ridgebacks Friendly Or Dangerous To Strangers?
Thinking to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback and need to know whether Rhodesian Ridgeback are friendly or aggressive to strangers?
According to pet experts, Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of breeds that are considered the friendliest dogs to strangers.
When it comes to selecting a pet dog, you probably want one that is friendly, whether that's toward people, other pets, or both. Put simply, a happy-go-lucky pooch that gets along with everyone.
While most canines are absolutely fond of people, some are very sociable and love to meet new people all the time. Kindness doesn't necessarily depend on breed. The majority of dogs are friendly if they have been introduced to new people, places, and experiences as they were growing up.
Ultimately, you can make any dog into a friendly dog if you guarantee they have an active social life and a happy home. Virtually all dogs will be social with their owners, but some breeds were bred as guardians and can be wary and even aggressive toward strangers.
Top 5 Friendly Dog Breeds
2. Poodles very active, social, and smart dogs that make amazing companions. They do very well in a range of different dog sports and appreciate the company of people, friend or stranger.
3. Pug is so loved partially due to its looks, but also because of its fantastic character. Pugs are very social, they love everyone and get along very well with other animals.
4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the smallest spaniels, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bred mainly as a companion and lapdog. Due to this, they are incredibly friendly with their families and strangers, gladly meeting as many new people as they can.
5. Boxer was initially bred as a guard dog in Germany, but there are very few working Boxers left. Today, most are energetic, intelligent family companions that are terrific for individuals and families alike. They are really social dogs and enjoy meeting and playing with new people and other dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Information
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is the hound group's answer to a somewhat protective dog. Not only is it a keen and versatile hunter, but it is a loyal guardian. It is good with children, especially protective of those in its family, but it is sometimes overly boisterous in play for small children. It is strong-willed and powerful; some can become domineering. It is reserved with strangers and can be aggressive toward strange dogs and animals.
What to do if you lose your Rhodesian Ridgeback
If your Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Call the nearby vet clinics to see if anyone has brought in your lost pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Rhodesian Ridgeback
If you find a Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.