Oh boy, that won't end well if she actually gets a Ridgie. A relative of mine had one... gorgeous dog, wonderful with family and children and anyone who was introduced to him as a friend, excellent guard dog - he spent his nights loose in the yard at a dealership and treed at least one attempted burglar on top of a tractor - and yes, very intelligent. The number of ways he worked out to get on the furniture without actually technically being on the furniture was impressive.
He was also aggressive towards anyone he wasn't introduced to as a friend, needed a lot of exercise every day, and had a high prey drive which my relative thought was hilarious, so was a cat- and small-dog-killer. He could have been trained out of the aggression and regarding small animals as prey, but that would require both the desire and ability to train him, and you can't train a big hunting dog out of needing exercise and mental stimulation.