Rhodesian Ridgeback: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Rhodesian Ridgeback, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • 61 - 66 cm
  • 64 - 75 lbs
  • 10 - 12 years
  • from 15 months
  • 63 - 69 cm
  • 79 - 90 lbs
  • 10 - 12 years
  • from 18 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Rhodesian Ridgebacks

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is one of the large dog breeds. As soon as he is fully grown after a maximum of 19 months, the Rhodesian Ridgeback reaches an impressive size of 61 - 69 cm.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is characterized by an average life expectancy of 10 - 12 years. This makes it one of the dog breeds with a typical lifespan. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 63.9 - 90.4 lbs. Male Rhodesian Ridgebacks are usually around 15.5 lbs heavier than females.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Rhodesian Ridgeback from 2 to 19 Months

Male dogs of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed belong to the heavier dog breeds. They reach a weight of 28,4 lbs after 3 months. Another 3 months later, they weigh an average of 54,3 lbs. After this rapid growth phase, Rhodesian Ridgeback males continue to grow for 12 more months and eventually reach a final weight of 79.4 - 90.4 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 16.87 lbs
3 Month 29.21 lbs
4 Month 40.23 lbs
5 Month 49.82 lbs
6 Month 57.10 lbs
7 Month 61.07 lbs
8 Month 64.82 lbs
9 Month 68.23 lbs
10 Month 71.65 lbs
11 Month 74.12 lbs
12 Month 77.16 lbs
13 Month 79.70 lbs
14 Month 81.68 lbs
15 Month 83.56 lbs
16 Month 85.65 lbs
17 Month 87.19 lbs
18 Month 88.74 lbs
19 Month 90.17 lbs
20 Month 90.39 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Rhodesian Ridgeback from 2 to 15 Months

Female dogs of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed fall into the category of dogs with moderate weight. Typically, within a span of 3 months, they reach a weight of 24,6 lbs. After an additional 3 months, the average weight of these females reaches approximately 45,9 lbs. As they continue to grow for 9 more months, Rhodesian Ridgeback females ultimately reach their final weight, ranging from 63.9 - 75.0 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 14.99 lbs
3 Month 26.46 lbs
4 Month 35.94 lbs
5 Month 43.87 lbs
6 Month 48.94 lbs
7 Month 52.69 lbs
8 Month 55.78 lbs
9 Month 58.86 lbs
10 Month 61.51 lbs
11 Month 63.93 lbs
12 Month 66.14 lbs
13 Month 68.34 lbs
14 Month 70.33 lbs
15 Month 72.31 lbs
16 Month 74.08 lbs
17 Month 74.96 lbs
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Precise prediction of the final weight of Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Rhodesian Ridgeback: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy weigh?

Typically, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy weighs around 14,0 - 28,4 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 22,16 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy weighs about 33,5 - 47,8 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Rhodesian Ridgeback?

The size of an Rhodesian Ridgeback can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Rhodesian Ridgebacks reach a shoulder height of approximately 66 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 63.5 cm.

When is the dog breed Rhodesian Ridgeback fully grown?

The dog breed Rhodesian Ridgeback usually reaches full physical maturity at about 18 to 15 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Rhodesian Ridgeback?

The weight of a fully grown Rhodesian Ridgeback dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 79.4 - 90.4 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 63.9 - 75.0 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog?

Rhodesian Ridgebacks generally have a life expectancy of approximately 10 to 12 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.