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Rhodesian Ridgeback



₹50,000 to ₹60,000


Rhodesian Ridgeback


24-27 inches


29-41 Kilograms


Red, Red Wheaten, Light Wheaton


10-12 Years


5-8 Puppies (approx.)



The Rhodesian Ridgebacks are exceptionally powerful and strong canines that originated in Africa. These dogs are built like a tank and they are filled with a great amount of endurance and stamina. And, apart from being tremendously sturdy, these dogs are highly intelligent as well.

The demand for the Rhodesian Ridgebacks is not very high in India. This breed is a bit pricey to bring home and because of this many people tend to look for some other options that would be easier on their pockets. But if the price of this breed is not an issue, then these canines can be a great option for a lot of Indians out there. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are highly adaptable in nature, they are great with kids and they are fairly apartment friendly as well. Also, these dogs have a great tolerance to heat and high temperatures which means they can comfortably thrive in a hot country like India. These dogs are pretty loyal to their human parents and family members as well.

Given below is the average price list of the Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies which are available in various variations.

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy price (Basic): ₹50,000 to ₹60,000
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy price (KCI registered): ₹60,000 to ₹80,000
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy price (Show Quality): ₹80,000 to ₹1,25,000

If you are thinking of bringing home a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and you want to get this canine from a breeder, then you should focus on getting it only from a trustworthy and honest breeder. A responsible breeder will only provide you a fit and healthy canine whose quality would already be certified by various kennel clubs and he will also share all the necessary and valuable details and tips with you regarding the needs and maintenance of the pup you want to raise as a pet. Hence, it is always a good idea to get the pup of your dreams from such a breeder who, just like you are, is highly passionate about canines, in general.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks for Adoption

An easy way to get the canine you desire and become a dog parent is through Adoption. There are numerous Reputable Adoption homes situated all around this country and you can find hundreds of dogs at these places who are ready to get adopted. Even some rare breeds such as the Rhodesian Ridgebacks can also be sometimes found at these Adoption places. This is a great cause as not only you are helping an animal in need but you are also saying “No” to random shady breeders. We at Tailsbuddy have always encouraged adoption of canines over getting them from random unreliable sources and if you want our help in adopting a pooch, then you can simply call or WhatsApp us on +91 9555566321 and we'll connect you to the best adoption centers as soon as possible.

And, we’ll not leave you once you have successfully adopted your desired canine. If you have any further queries such as how to properly raise a dog or how to keep a dog healthy and happy, then again, we will be there to help you out. Just message us on WhatsApp saying “Hi, I want to become a Pet Parent” on +91 9555566321 and we’ll answer all your pet-related questions.

Factors Affecting the Rhodesian Ridgeback Price in India

Now there are various factors that can affect the original Rhodesian Ridgeback price in India. These factors are as follows:


There are three different price categories for a Rhodesian Ridgeback (in India): Basic, KCI Registered and Show Quality.

  • Basic category includes all those dogs and puppies that are not registered to any kennel club including KCI. A basic Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy can cost anywhere around ₹50,000.
  • KCI is short for Kennel Club of India and if a dog belongs to KCI Registered category, then it means you will get a canine whose quality is up to the mark. You will also be able to participate in KCI dog shows if your canine is registered and also you will get a KCI registration certificate.
  • A Show Quality dog means that the canine is closest to the ideal as mentioned in the Breed Standards. If you are not planning to participate in dog shows with your pooch, then it does not matter all that much whether you buy a Show Quality dog or a Normal Pet Quality one.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

Physical attributes such as the different colors of the coat of a canine can also influence its overall price. But as the Rhodesian Ridgebacks are only found in 3 colors which are very similar to one another (Red, Red Wheaten & Light Wheaten), the overall price of this breed is not affected that much by its coat colors.

Age & Gender

It is mostly seen that male dogs are sold at a little higher price as compared to female pooches. Also, older or fully matured dogs cost a bit less when compared to young canines or puppies.

Pure or Mix Breed

The cost of a purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback is higher than the mixed-breed as there are lesser chances for a purebred puppy to develop hereditary health problems as compared to the one that is mixed-breed.

Availability and Location

We know that canines who are easily available in a region tend to cost less compared to the pooches who are not that readily available. And as the Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a low availability in this country and are in general, pretty hard to find in several parts of India, the overall price of these canines is a bit on the higher side.

Reputed Breeder

Well-known and reputed breeders are also known to sell canines at a bit of higher price as compared to those breeders who are not as popular as them. This again influences the overall price of a dog in a region.

Miscellaneous Factors

  • Champion Bloodline: If a dog belongs to a champion bloodline, meaning any of its predecessors (forefathers) were given the title of Champion in an official dog event, then its price can also go fairly high.
  • Microchip: The price of a dog can also increase if it has been microchipped by the KCI. The extremely small pet microchip helps in providing a permanent ID for your pet.

Read some information regarding Rhodesian Ridgeback and see if it’s a right fit for you or not-

The Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not only admired all over the world for their sheer strength and power, but they are also appreciated for the loyalty and faithfulness that they show for their parents and loved ones. These canines are also extremely smart and can understand a lot of different commands and instructions. The section below will help you in deciding whether this breed is right for you or not.

Reasons that might make a Rhodesian Ridgeback suitable for you:

  • These dogs are highly adaptable in nature.
  • They are very faithful and devoted towards their parents and housemates.
  • These canines remain quite gentle and careful with small kids.
  • They are very intelligent and are fairly easy to train.
  • They can comfortably thrive in both hot and cold climatic conditions.
  • Their grooming needs are minimal.

Reasons that might make a Rhodesian Ridgeback ill-suited for you:

  • Their exercise needs are pretty high.
  • They don’t get along that well with cats.
  • They remain a little reserved with strangers.