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Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise" Compare Rhodesian Ridgeback and Bichon Frise. Which is better: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Bichon Frise?
Name Rhodesian Ridgeback Bichon Frise
OriginsZimbabwe Spain Belgium
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank4146
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Other Names African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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 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 United Kennel Club The Bichon Frise Club Of America
Price $900-$1200 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Size Large Small
Weight Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Coat Dense Curly
Colors Golden Red White Gray Wheaten White Apricot Buff Cream
Grooming
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.

Characteristics - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Temperament Dignified Loyal Sensitive Intelligent Mischievous Strong Willed Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Rhodesian Ridgebacks can't provide protection for their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
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.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting 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 - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Stranger Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise 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.

Health Factors - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Health Issues
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Dermoid Sinus Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bichon Frise

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 2-5 puppies

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