Rhodesian Ridgeback - I've been feeding a Rhodesian Ridgeback at my interstate exit for five years, and I have his wife and three of his kids in my back yard. He's the smartest dog I've ever seen, and his children are very intelligent, too. I want Sly (apt name, huh?) more than anything, but he has yet to see the benefit to hopping in my car and coming home with me.
Dogs may represent loyalty, protection, guidance, masculinity, love and loving feelings if that was your experience with dogs. What was the dog doing in your dream? Was it active and playful, docile or in a cage? Does the dog represent anyone you know? How do you relate to the dog in your dream? By the way, this is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, my absolute favorite breed!
Rhodesian Ridgeback ~ A native of South Africa ~ in 1877 Rev. Helm introduced two Ridgebacks into Rhodesia where big game hunters found them outstanding in the sport of hunting lions on horseback. The ridge on their back becoming a unique trademark. In 1950 outstanding specimens were imported to the United States and the breed was admitted to registration by the AKC in 1955.