This breed is gaining massive popularity in US. The name ridgeback comes from the line of hair that runs down the dog’s back bone. This breed was bred basically for hunting with its human companion. Native to South Africa, the breed are used to very perilous games, such as lions. Despite the fact they are considered people dogs. They are excellent family dogs and easily mixes up with all the members of the family, be it a kid or an adult. They are very much powerful and protective dog; good for the household.