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The '''Norwegian Ridgeback''' is a [[dragon]] native to [[Norway]], and its habitat is the Northern mountains. It resembles the [[Hungarian Horntail]], except for its black ridges on its back, the browner texture in its scales, and its less hostile attitude. It has venomous fangs, and its food of choice is large mammals, including water mammals, which is unusual for a dragon. Its eggs are black, and young Ridgebacks develop the ability to shoot flame earlier than any other breeds (around one to three months). Female Ridgebacks are generally more ferocious than the males.
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The '''Norwegian Ridgeback''' is a [[dragon]] native to [[Norway]], and its habitat is the Northern mountains.
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Norbert.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Norberta|Norbert]] as a baby.]]
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===[[1991–1992 school year]]===
During the [[1991–1992 school year]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] received a Norwegian Ridgeback egg from a [[Quirinus Quirrell|hooded stranger]] in a pub. After hatching the egg, Hagrid named the creature [[Norberta|Norbert]], and tried to raise it with Harry, Hermione and Ron. However, the dragon was discovered, and eventually Hagrid gave Norbert to [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]], who took the young dragon to live with others of its kind in the [[Romanian Dragon Sanctuary]] where he worked. It was later discovered that Norbert was a female dragon, so they changed its name to Norberta.
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[[File:Norbert.jpg|thumb|left|220px|[[Norberta|Norbert]] as a baby.]]
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[[Rubeus Hagrid]] received a Norwegian Ridgeback egg from a [[Quirinus Quirrell|hooded stranger]] in a pub. After hatching the egg, Hagrid named the creature [[Norberta|Norbert]], and tried to raise it with Harry, Hermione and Ron. However, the dragon was discovered, and eventually Hagrid gave Norbert to [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]], who took the young dragon to live with others of its kind in the [[Romanian Dragon Sanctuary]] where he worked.
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===1997===
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It was later discovered that Norbert was a female dragon, so they changed its name to Norberta.
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==Description and traits==
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It resembles the [[Hungarian Horntail]], except for the black ridges on its back, the browner texture in its scales, and its less hostile attitude. It has venomous fangs, and its food of choice is large mammals, including [[water]] mammals, which is unusual for a dragon. Its eggs are black, and young Ridgebacks develop the ability to shoot flame earlier than any other breeds (around one to three months). Female Ridgebacks are generally more ferocious than the males.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Norwegian Ridgeback is likely a play on {{wplink|Rhodesian Ridgeback}}, a South African hunting dog used, among other things, to hunt lions. Two other breeds of ridgeback dog exist, the {{wplink|Thai Ridgeback}}, and the [[wikipedia:Phu_Quoc_ridgeback_dog|Phu Quoc Ridgeback]]. Additionally, Ridgeback is a British bicycle company.
 
Norwegian Ridgeback is likely a play on {{wplink|Rhodesian Ridgeback}}, a South African hunting dog used, among other things, to hunt lions. Two other breeds of ridgeback dog exist, the {{wplink|Thai Ridgeback}}, and the [[wikipedia:Phu_Quoc_ridgeback_dog|Phu Quoc Ridgeback]]. Additionally, Ridgeback is a British bicycle company.
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the Brazilian translation of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', this breed of dragon is just called "Norweigian dragon", since the term "Ridgeback" has no Portuguese translation.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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Latest revision as of 08:35, September 18, 2014

Norwegian Ridgeback
Norwegian Ridgeback
Species information
Skin colour

Brown

Related to

See Dragon

Native range

Norway

Length of average adult

35ft

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXXX

Status

Beast

The Norwegian Ridgeback is a dragon native to Norway, and its habitat is the Northern mountains.

HistoryEdit

1991–1992 school yearEdit

Norbert

Norbert as a baby.

Rubeus Hagrid received a Norwegian Ridgeback egg from a hooded stranger in a pub. After hatching the egg, Hagrid named the creature Norbert, and tried to raise it with Harry, Hermione and Ron. However, the dragon was discovered, and eventually Hagrid gave Norbert to Charlie Weasley, who took the young dragon to live with others of its kind in the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary where he worked.

1997Edit

It was later discovered that Norbert was a female dragon, so they changed its name to Norberta.

Description and traitsEdit

It resembles the Hungarian Horntail, except for the black ridges on its back, the browner texture in its scales, and its less hostile attitude. It has venomous fangs, and its food of choice is large mammals, including water mammals, which is unusual for a dragon. Its eggs are black, and young Ridgebacks develop the ability to shoot flame earlier than any other breeds (around one to three months). Female Ridgebacks are generally more ferocious than the males.

EtymologyEdit

Norwegian Ridgeback is likely a play on Rhodesian Ridgeback, a South African hunting dog used, among other things, to hunt lions. Two other breeds of ridgeback dog exist, the Thai Ridgeback, and the Phu Quoc Ridgeback. Additionally, Ridgeback is a British bicycle company.

AppearancesEdit


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