Dog of the Day: Rhodesian Ridgeback

Ran into this fine gentleman outside of a Whole Foods. Rhodesian ridgebacks are rather hefty dogs by nature, and can look a little intimidating, but this one was too obviously begging for affection even to scare a passing 5-year-old.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Sitting And Staring At The Camera

That’s quite an intent stare.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

He really was shameless… he hit up everyone who walked by.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Sitting Being Petted And Staring At The Camera

This Whole Foods is only a couple blocks from a pretty great dog park. If I were sure I could have gotten away with it, I would have snaffled him, played with him for half an hour, and then brought him back.

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3 Responses to Dog of the Day: Rhodesian Ridgeback

  1. Sandy says:

    Oh, what a face. I wouldn’t have been able to resist petting him either!

    • Adam Lang says:

      He was a leaner too. If you petted him well enough he’d lean his entire weight against your leg and try to keep you from leaving until he was good and ready!

  2. Sandy says:

    I love leaners – especially big leaning dogs. Lots of love to share : )

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