Named for the streak of backward-growing hair along their spine, Rhodesians are a beautiful breed known in their native Africa for an uncanny ability to track lions. In a domestic setting, they will quickly form intenses bonds with their humans and be the quintessential guard dog.
They do have a lively and independent streak, and they need plenty of obedience training.
Temperament: Affectionate, dignified, even-tempered
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 85 pounds (male), 70 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: About 10 years