Breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • affectionate
  • dignified
  • even-tempered

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best High-Protein Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a very large dog generally weighing 85 pounds (male), 70 pounds (female). The Rhodesian Ridgeback is also considered a tall dog in regard to height, with an average height of 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Rhodesian Ridgeback, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Hound Group' with roots originating back to Zimbabwe. The even-tempered, affectionate and dignified Rhodesian Ridgeback with an alert and responsive demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its very large size combined with its moderately active energy levels.


Breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • affectionate
  • dignified
  • even-tempered
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has, like most other hounds, the genetic traits best used for hunting. Whether it's their acute sense of smell to follow a potential prey's trail or their boundless amounts of energy to run them down, a dog within the American Kennel Club's Hound Group would be well suited for a high-protein dog food. Why? Because their bodies need the protein to help rebuild their naturally muscular body while still providing them enough energy. Further, since the Rhodesian Ridgeback isn't used as much today as a hunter versus a pet, weight control is more easily achieved on a high-protein diet.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
seasonally

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Rhodesian Ridgeback could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Rhodesian Ridgeback. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Rhodesian Ridgeback. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Rhodesian Ridgeback is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Rhodesian Ridgeback.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a very large, tall dog weighing in at over 85 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their very large frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for large breeds, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Rhodesian Ridgeback at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a very large dog such as the Rhodesian Ridgeback.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Rhodesian Ridgeback including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Rhodesian Ridgeback. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Rhodesian Ridgeback, Spot & Tango could be the solution.