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This section contains in depth information on all AKC recognized dog breeds. In addition to the more serious information about dog breed characteristics, care, and history, we have also included pictures and reader-submitted stories so you can have some fun while you do your research.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Named for the distinctive ridge of raised hairs on their back, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a compelling mix of agility, strength, and hardiness. Their broad head is large and smooth, free from wrinkles, and characterized by a powerful jaw. Bred in Africa as a hunter, Rhodesian Ridgebacks have long, straight legs with strong bone structure. Their tail is long and tapered with a slight curve. Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a low-shedding coat that is slick, fine, and lies flat against the body. Th... read more about the Rhodesian Ridgeback.


The Rottweiler is a medium large breed with powerful features and an impressive appearance. The dogs coat is black with tan or brown markings, and is dense, straight, coarse and of medium length. The head is broad, round and of medium length. Ears are triangular, pendant, and medium sized, and prick up to change the overall profile of the head when the dog is in an alert state. The expression is proud, alert and self-assured. The body is compact and muscular, with a level back the dog is... read more about the Rottweiler.