“Servility plays no part in the temperament of this breed, but if you want the rewarding companionship of a dog that has spirit and considers it your equal rather than your slave, you need look no further.”
Quote is a description of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the same breed of dog that was in Nelson Mandela’s family, before he spent 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa. Based on that description, the Rhodesian Ridgeback was a perfect companion for Mandela, who the world remembers today as South African president and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
PHOTO — Nelson Mandela with his Rhodesian Ridgeback
credits — Quote is from the website of Amakhosi Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Australian Kelpies of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
— photo by Alf Kumalo
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