I have owned Ridgebacks for many years, both dogs and bitches and from puppies, rescue and rehome backgrounds.
All have been amazing dogs that I could trust around all other animals without worry, very easy going, happy to lie about in the house or go for a full days walk. Excellent with children when used to them from a young age and aloof with strangers but not aggressive.
Part time watch dogs when they can be bothered and not as hardy in cold weather as they could be. Big sleepers who love their home comforts.
Strong willed yes and not as motivated to do training as some other breeds but they make a loyal companion who loves to be with you.