A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearence of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential.

Breeders and Judges should at all times be mindful of features which could be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare and soundness of this breed.

The Australian Extended Breed Standard for the Rhodesian Ridgeback can be accessed via the links menu. Please note that this is a very large PDF file (443kb)