I came across this description of ridgebacks and their personality traits on the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue website and I think its a very useful guide to understanding this breed. They are complex dogs and not for the faint of heart. They are incredibly loyal and smart but can be difficult to deal with unless one has a calm, assertive demeanor (thanks Cesar Milan). So take a look and let me know what you think. Does it accurately describe your ridgeback?