Yet another video interviews a man whose Rhodesian Ridgebacks successfully encountered and fought off another Mountain Lion. The article INCORRECTLY states that the dogs were bread to hunt mountain lions. This is not true. Ridgebacks are a South African dog - originally of the Hotentot tribe - which were originally bred to protect African farms from wild animals. They subsequently were refined by European settlers, and used to hunt African lions. I know this because I own a breeder-quality Ridgeback, and my sister once owned the all-time winning Ridgeback (5 times BIS).
Think about the advantage a Ridgeback has in encountering animals larger and more lethan than it. I can tell you that these beasts are...
- Obscenely strong.
- Hyper lean (This guy's Ridgebacks in the video are too big/fat for the breed standard. They may have been neutered. One of them is also a "ridgeless Ridgeback", not show-able for the breed.)
- Very low center of gravity, and hence extremely agile.
- Stubborn as hell and more tenacious than any other dog I've seen or owned.
- Extremely loving and loyal to their family. Mine insisted on sleeping with one of the boys in a puppy pile, and would give unpredictable "flying kisses" to me. I always had to be careful not to bend down when his kissing compulsion happened. Once he almost took my two front teeth out.
The point is that a Ridgeback would *NOT* go toe-to-toe with an African lion. Rather it would harass it to death with fly-by after fly-by. I once witnessed my Ridgeback puppy doing his thing to a full grown housecat outside. He had the cat so flummoxed that it was frozen in place and could only try to swat him when he was doing a fly-by. In groups of two or three, they would add biting from the back end while another was harassing at the front end.
The biggest mistake American owners make when breeding them is to try to make them big and bulky like a Great Dane. Such a Ridgeback ends up being cat food for an African lion.
Anyhow in spite of the bulk of this guy's Ridgebacks, they've been the only domestic dogs to have survived the recent California Mountain Lion attacks.
There is a lesson here for our Uechika - both students and teachers. Stand there and have some retard "Uechi master" (of *any* ethnicity) beat the **** out of you to "develop" your Sanchin and show off your prowess? Not so much in my book. Good luck with the bullets and the blades there, cowboy. I'll buy tickets to watch your slaughter.
There is a "story" told by the Uechi family about an old Chinese master going for a walk when it was known that there was a tiger prowling on humans. As the story goes, someone warned him who saw him walking alone. His response? "You'll find the tiger down the road." So they went and looked, and found the beast with a broken back. *IF* that story was true, I guarantee it wasn't because the master stood still in the encounter. Enter the dragon, baby!
..... Mountain Lion Caught on Camera; Dogs Fight Off Another