My dream dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog. Sadly this breed is very short-lived compared to breeds of similar size. Bernese Mountain Dogs have a median longevity of years, where most other breeds of similar size have median longevities of 10 to 11 years.
The Rhodesian ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Rhodesia. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi.