Rhodesian Ridgebacks are described as affectionate, dignified, and even-tempered dogs who are categorized in the hound group of dog breeds. They come in only one color – wheaten – which spans from a variety of shades while their noses are typically black or brown. The Rhodesian Ridgeback does shed somewhat, but overall, their grooming needs are minimal. They are considered a medium to large dog breed with a height ranging from 25-27 inches for the males, and 24-26 inches for the females. They have an average weight of 85 pounds for males, and 70 pounds for females. Their life expectancy is typically 10 years.