Rafeiro do Alentejo  

Rafeiro do Alentejo

Also known as the Portuguese Watchdog or the Alentejo Mastiff, this dog has a head with broad, rounded skull and darkly expressive eyes. Their silhouette is slightly convex and the males have bigger and bulkier heads than females. Their ears are range from small to medium-sized with rounded tips placed halfway along the skull, dangling and bending at the base. The Rafeiro do Alentejo has a short and strong neck, a robust trunk, and broad, deep chest. Both front and rear limbs are upright and strong. Their tail may curl up when in motion or when excited, but it is just usually on a line with the rump and falling underneath and between the hocks.

 

Rat Terrier  

Rat Terrier

The name "Rat Terrier" calls to mind a very tight, energetic, well muscled dog. They have a deep chest, solid neck, strong shoulders, and powerful legs. Though their bodies are meaty, it is very compact. Their tiny head has a pointed nuzzle. Rat Terriers can be born with either short or full-length tails, both of which remain in their natural state or docked by the time they reach two years. Their ears are upright or tipped and carried erect when the dog is alert.

 

Redbone Coonhound  

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound, often fondly referred to as simply Reds, has an athletic body that gives it the impression of serious working dog. Its legs are long and straight and in proportion with its deep broad chest, proud head, and upright tail. It has compact and cat-like paws while its eyes are dark and sorrowful and its ears, long and hanging ears. This is the only coonhound that has a solid color (usually rich red). It has a short but smooth coat, dense enough to protect its body from the weather. Such muscular built complements its naturally athletic and active lifestyle of hunting. The Reds is an intelligent and agile dog that has been known to scour swamplands and mountains.

 

Rhodesian Ridgeback  

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is so named for the unique appearance of its back, where a ridge is formed by a part of the fur that grows opposite the general direction of hair growth. Its coat is short and shiny, and its outline symmetrical, though it has a long, sleek body. The breed is well known for its endurance and speed, as well as its ability to take down larger game during hunting.

 

Rottweiler  

Rottweiler

A Rottweiler is a medium large dog breed that is said to have originated from Germany. The said breed is known for its muscular black body, marked with tan patches on the eyebrows, cheeks, muzzle, legs and even the underside of the tail. It has a broad head and a rounded forehead. A pure bred Rottweiler can easily be distinguished by its warm, dark brown eyes and often projects an alert and fearless demeanor by wrinkling its forehead. A Rottweiler’s tail is docked at the first joint and it has become common practice to have this removed soon after birth for both practical and cosmetic reasons. The practice, however, triggered numerous debates, stating that it is cruel to let the dog experience such pain early on in his life.

 

 

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