This article is from the Rhodesian Ridgebacks Breed FAQ, by email@example.com (Richard Gordon) with numerous contributions by others.
The Ridgeback is an extremely clean dog with little odor, and
minimal shedding due to the short coat. In general, a Ridgeback
kept indoors sheds a little all year round, whereas an outside one
will experience seasonal shedding. They do not drool, except in
anticipation of food. They are generally easy to housetrain. They
will take over the furniture unless their owners discourage this
habit from puppyhood. A happily wagging tail will easily clear off
low coffee tables.