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The ridgebacks' distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair along their back running opposite to the rest of their coat.
Male ridgebacks should be 25-27 inches at the shoulder and weigh approximately 85 lb, females 24-26 inches and approximately 70 lb. They are typically muscular and have a red coat.