• Published on Jul 19, 2019
  • Anneka flies to Cape Town to meet Nicole Gerstenberg of TauTonga Rhodesian Ridgebacks in order to find out everything there is about living and caring for one of these majestic canines who have a history of protecting their family from lions.
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Comments • 518

  • Yoswin Freeman
    Yoswin Freeman 3 hours ago

    While people in Africa bred Rhodesian ridgeback for protection against lions, the ancients who lived in areas currently Thailand, who were mostly farmers, bred Thai ridgeback for the protection against tigers and cobras in forest areas and rice fields, and also for hunting purpose for at least 3 millennia.

  • Ross Holt
    Ross Holt 21 hour ago

    I heard these dogs never die.

  • peace and love
    peace and love 23 hours ago

    I love Ridgeless ones.

  • Patrick Coyne
    Patrick Coyne Day ago

    Just keep them out of southeast Asia in general and you'll be fine!

  • Patman Crowley
    Patman Crowley Day ago

    WOW! Very nice dogs!

  • Lise Marie Caron
    Lise Marie Caron 2 days ago

    i have a rhodesian ridgeback mixed with husky

  • Sarah Zarlenga
    Sarah Zarlenga 2 days ago

    I worked for a Rhodesian ridgeback rescue here in Texas. If you want a ridgeback, please consider adopting! This wonderful breed is being overbred by backyard breeders and puppy mills who cause the dogs to have more health problems and higher euthanasia rates. It's horrible! You can find amazing rescues, such as Etosha Rescue & Adoption Center in Seguin, TX - etosha-rescue dot org

  • Dan Whitehouse
    Dan Whitehouse 3 days ago

    hi anneka you must come and see my cane corso i know you will be impressed ;)

  • Laura W
    Laura W 3 days ago

    Amazing breed. Not for just anyone, but for dedicated, understanding, and committed owners only! They need much physical and mental exercise with consistent rules presented in a fair, respectful method. Never punitive measures, or you will lose their trust fast! They can have high prey drives, but are calm and gentile otherwise. Mine loves food and tug toy rewards. Walks on leash definitely. Given plenty of space, positive guidance and their own toys and chew things, they are very responsive. They are not clumsy either. My dog knows the "boundaries" pretty well. Love this breed!

  • Jordon James
    Jordon James 5 days ago +2

    I have a Rhodesian ridgeback x staffi and he is the best dog ever, even if he’s a grumpy old man and overly affectionate ☺️☺️☺️

  • Canan Kacmaz
    Canan Kacmaz 6 days ago

    My dog is a Ridgeback and i love him so much !!

  • Emilio Ramirez
    Emilio Ramirez 6 days ago

    you should do the Dogo Argentinos also

  • Owner
    Owner 7 days ago

    do the alabai next

  • Erick Soto
    Erick Soto 8 days ago

    The most beautiful dog, are very smart dog, fast and power. I have a two in Chile.

  • Rosemary oconnor
    Rosemary oconnor 10 days ago

    I’ve had Ridgebacks all my life(62 yrs). I have an 18 month boy and he is gorgeous as have all my Ridgies have been. The best dog ever.

  • Johanna Jenkins
    Johanna Jenkins 11 days ago

    I have a roshain ridgeback to but it's a mix of something else

  • ignacia nanuses
    ignacia nanuses 11 days ago +1

    I have a rhodesian ridgeback❤

  • Chrysalis Wright
    Chrysalis Wright 11 days ago

    Wow, such an amazing animal. defending against lions, this is 100% one of the best dogs ever so much bravery.

  • Grace Cregeen
    Grace Cregeen 12 days ago

    I have a Rhodesian ridge back he is three and he is adorable and well behaved

  • Steven Du toit
    Steven Du toit 12 days ago

    I am familiar with the breed, greetings from South Africa.

  • M W
    M W 13 days ago

    OMG! A ridiculous amount of ads crapping this lovely vid. Sad.

  • Xyzaal
    Xyzaal 13 days ago

    no dog in the world can face a lion! even to many!

  • Jonathan Heck
    Jonathan Heck 13 days ago +1

    Digga deutscher Akzent killt einfach alles

  • Poprostu
    Poprostu 14 days ago

    My Rhodesian is called Zumba ❤️🦁

  • Grand_ specs
    Grand_ specs 14 days ago

    utonagan dog

  • Jenna White
    Jenna White 15 days ago

    My second favorite dog breed from South Africa, second only to the Borboel Mastiff.

  • Military_Life
    Military_Life 16 days ago

    Rhodesian ridgebacks come from rhodisia the old zimbabwe not from south africa.

  • Amro Karim
    Amro Karim 17 days ago

    Nicole is so naughty

  • BayouBassKing
    BayouBassKing 17 days ago

    My boys about to turn 1, he’s a wonderful dog and addition to the family. Ridgebacks are amazing!

  • Isahaq Yusuf
    Isahaq Yusuf 18 days ago

    I have a requested animal
    The ethiopian wolf

  • Caroline Whalelake
    Caroline Whalelake 19 days ago

    i have to and ones from a famous breeder!!

  • A S
    A S 19 days ago

    Anneka, welcome to Russia, safari park “TAIGAN” in Crimea (must have). Many interesting video on TheXvid.

  • Warren Dugan
    Warren Dugan 19 days ago

    When Galexi was here I used to shave her and leave a go faster stripe down her back so everybody thought she was one of these.

  • Logan Du Vallon
    Logan Du Vallon 20 days ago

    Such pretty dogs!

  • Noreen Tufail
    Noreen Tufail 20 days ago +2

    Please a video on sarplaninac dog

  • Mental Penguin
    Mental Penguin 20 days ago

    I have a male ridgeback and i can tell you mine never gets tired he is constantly exercised and if he doesn’t get socialised or exercised daily he loses his shit lol😂 serious

  • Eric Costello
    Eric Costello 20 days ago +1

    I own two of them I love my little meat sweats!

  • Pagrick B
    Pagrick B 20 days ago

    I really miss a video about American bulldog, please make one

  • Kelly Fowler
    Kelly Fowler 21 day ago +9

    She moved to a whole other country so she could work less to spend more time with her pack of dogs. This woman is living my dream! 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

  • Martin Mullee
    Martin Mullee 21 day ago +1

    My friends have this type of dog he is so sweet and so loving

  • Blue Sky
    Blue Sky 21 day ago

    My bloodline👏👏😍

  • darthom1
    darthom1 21 day ago

    I cant

  • Chad Marr
    Chad Marr 21 day ago

    Ridgebacks are very special dogs. They are amazing companions with tremendous abilities. They do require lots of time and attention and are not for everyone. I am fortunate enough to have two of them in my life and I'm in love with them both.

  • DinoDawgg98 00
    DinoDawgg98 00 22 days ago +2

    i would love an episode about rottweilers, the evolution of the breed, and how some dogs are getting shorter muzzles with very pronounced stops.

    SHIRAZ BHIMJI 22 days ago

    yes, its true I had one very intelligent, and knows only its owner..

  • Norvin Herrera
    Norvin Herrera 22 days ago +4

    I have a ridgeback right now i love him the sad part is that he is in his last years already

  • WW 34
    WW 34 22 days ago +2

    I would love if you make a video that explain the differences between the wolf dog vs pure dogs and wolf dog vs pure wolves. We all know that wolves has stronger bite, higher stamina, bigger brains and pack collaboration in comparison to dogs but what happens when dogs and wolves are crossed. Which characters they internet from dogs and which from dogs. Some people say you get to have an aggressive dog while others say you get to have a coward wolve. But nothing is scientifically accurate.

  • Zeluth
    Zeluth 22 days ago

    Does their ass smell?

  • robbie stephenson
    robbie stephenson 22 days ago

    Thai ridgeback is the don no dna link

  • Ace Frank
    Ace Frank 22 days ago

    As always totally love your work and the education you bring looking forward to the next one

  • randy johnson
    randy johnson 23 days ago

    I'm a red blooded male and I approve of what the host of this video looks like!

  • KdeB B
    KdeB B 23 days ago

    My RR past away, hè was 8 yeärs old , we are stil sad

  • Brett Bar
    Brett Bar 24 days ago

    I had a Ridgeback for 8 years. Totally awesome dog. People were amazed when I would tell them that they were bred to fight lions! Totally amazed. Till I told them that it was not a single dog fighting a lion but a pack of them harassing the poor lion until the asshole white dude with a gun showed up and shot the lion. But, I loved my Ridgeback and would gladly get another one!

  • Maxwell Harris
    Maxwell Harris 24 days ago

    The last vestige of Rhodesia

  • Susanne Schneider
    Susanne Schneider 24 days ago

    Rhodesian RIdgebacks don't like to be touched by strangers. It's very obvious how uncomfortable they feel whilst Annekas hands are all over the place :-( Had a hard time watching this disrespectful behaviour.

  • Rob M
    Rob M 25 days ago +3

    As a proud companion of 5 I can say that once you get infected by the RR virus it will never go away! Magnificent breed.

    • Jack of All
      Jack of All 22 days ago

      This video has started the infection. Oh dear. What do I do now! :)

  • Down Town
    Down Town 25 days ago

    Open up and let em lick. Omg

  • mauricio rivas
    mauricio rivas 25 days ago

    I found one in the middle of the street and we adopted it his name is simba

  • Odika Tochukwu
    Odika Tochukwu 25 days ago

    Her German accent is germaine 😉

  • Lydia Not Deets
    Lydia Not Deets 26 days ago

    I have a Boxer Doberman mix and he looks very much like a Ridgeback without the ridge. These Ridgebacks look small compared to the ones I have met at the dog park. My dog was 96 lbs at his healthy weight but is now 10 and 106lbs.

  • Curtis Mills
    Curtis Mills 26 days ago

    They're are very good dogs. I knew people that had Ridgebacks.

  • Laylla's Locker
    Laylla's Locker 26 days ago

    One of my epic experiences with these dogs.... Few years back friend's male ridgeback (really big doggo) went outside to check forbidden corner of backyard. It was dark, I came outside, he heard me and started to gallop towards me. I could see nothing, I only heard massive beast running towards me. I just prayed he would run through the door because I knew if he jumps on me I'm dead. xD

  • Chris Poer
    Chris Poer 26 days ago

    The problem with watching your videos is I want every dog you visit

  • Jayll1984
    Jayll1984 26 days ago

    Ridgebacks are amazing. I had one, sadly it passed away, greatest dog i ever had. Could look at his eyes and knew what was going on. Very smart dog and was always close to me. If i left his sight when gardening hed change position to keep an eye on me. He' d bark if there was someone at the gate, was quietly sitting next to me when i came out to the gate. I could go on and on but the bottom line is that ridges are amazing dogs =)

  • Karl Fulton
    Karl Fulton 26 days ago


    ANDERS 26 days ago

    Beautiful Dogs

  • ecosselion
    ecosselion 26 days ago

    Hi Anneka, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, now we are talking dogs, not a breed for those who don't do their homework on the breed, as you and the owner stated they are a breed that doesn't suffer fools gladly, they are a very observant breed who take everything in, they are very loyal to there family and will protect them with there life, they look a bit like in appearance to the Visla, they have a very short coat that is easy to maintain, when they are caught in the light they just glow from head to tail, a breed that needs a good exercise regime to keep them happy, if one is not up for a lot of exercise then don,t get one, you would be doing the breed a big disservice.

  • Randy Hendrix
    Randy Hendrix 26 days ago

    I miss my dogs

  • Visionery1
    Visionery1 27 days ago

    Interestingly, dog breeders breed specifically for the ridge, "the breed standard calls for a ridge that is clearly defined, symmetrical and made of hairs growing in the opposite direction compared to the rest of the coat. The ridge should have two crowns (whorls) that are directly opposite to each other. Having only one whorl or having more than two is considered a serious fault." Breeding to enhance particular traits is not always a good thing, as in the case of the Springer Spaniel where the brain can grow quicker than the skull, causing the dog unbearable pain and eventually requiring it to be put down. The healthiest dogs with the least genetic problems are still the typical 'pavement specials'.

  • Nahum Eikenberry
    Nahum Eikenberry 27 days ago

    They have a very shinny hair.

  • John stevens
    John stevens 27 days ago

    I had two, now one. They are awesome dogs.

  • Arianny Aquino Villar
    Arianny Aquino Villar 27 days ago

    I have too a rodasien ridgeback

  • Ben Aston
    Ben Aston 27 days ago

    I love your videos. Please could you do one on American Akita’s?

  • ellioshie m
    ellioshie m 27 days ago

    Such beautiful Gorgeous gorgeous dogs.
    I love them

  • tindog
    tindog 27 days ago

    God, i can't stand that shit African music, other than that, my Ridgeback is fine.