15 – Why Are You a Rhodesian Ridgeback?

It’s our first African dog! The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog that was originally meant for the greatest purpose ever. These dogs were bread as lion fighting dogs. In fact, at one point, they were called “Rhodesian Lion Dogs”. I’m not even sure why someone thought to mention their weird back hair. The lion fighting part is way more interesting.

This episode was plagued by misfortune and almost didn’t happen but thankfully we got it into your feeds on time! Caitlyn’s dog, Willie, makes mostly inaudible cameos throughout the episode as he is a Rhodie mix. This episode also features tooth extraction, marriage, Frankenstein dog breeding, The Most Interesting Man in South Africa, and more breed culling (boo).

Outro song is Attention by Charlie Puth.