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Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog" Compare Saluki and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Which is better: Saluki or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Dutch Shepherd Dog?
Name Saluki Rhodesian Ridgeback Dutch Shepherd Dog
OriginsFertile Crescent Zimbabwe Netherlands
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank12341525
Reviews130
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Other Names Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound Dutch Shepherd Dog, Hollandse Herder
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1929 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Foundation Stock Service National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $600-$800 $900-$1200 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Size Large Large Large
Weight 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 65.5 pounds (29 kg) Female: 56.5 pounds (25 kg)
Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (60 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Coat Smooth Dense Wiry
Colors Chocolate Fawn Red White Tan Cream Golden Silver Black Golden Red White Gray Wheaten Blue Brindle Golden Grey Silver Yellow Salt & Pepper
Grooming
Effortless: The Saluki requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dutch Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Salukis shed none to minimal.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Temperament Aloof Quiet Loyal Intelligent Reserved Dignified Loyal Sensitive Intelligent Mischievous Strong Willed Affectionate Alert Loyal Obedient Reliable Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Saluki's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Dutch Shepherd Dog's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Salukis are easy to train.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Salukis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Salukis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Salukis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Salukis need for social interaction is average.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Saluki rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Dutch Shepherd Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Salukis are average watchdogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Salukis can't provide protection for their territory.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Saluki has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dutch Shepherd Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Salukis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Salukis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Salukis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Salukis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Salukis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Stranger Friendly
Salukis are average friendly towards strangers.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Salukis are kid-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Salukis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Salukis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Saluki is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dutch Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Salukis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Salukis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Salukis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Saluki breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dutch Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Health Issues
The Saluki is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Dermoid Sinus Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Salukis are high energy dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Salukis have an average exercise need.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Salukis don't need too much sleep.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Saluki has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dutch Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Saluki is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Saluki vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Dutch Shepherd Dog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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