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Thai Ridgeback
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Country/Date of Origin: Thailand/1600s

An ancient dog, this breed was unknown outside of its homeland until about 360 years ago when it was seen on the island of Dao Phu Quoc. Because it has a ridge of hair running against the rest of the coat, it is thought to share a common ancestry with the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Like the Rhodesian, the Thai Ridgeback is a very fierce guard and watchdog. It is still extremely rare outside of its country of origin, but is beginning to be noticed by dog fanciers in other countries.

FCI Group: 5 (Hound)

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AKC Group: Miscellaneous

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Body Type:

  • Medium size, well muscled dog
  • Height: 23-26 inches (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 60-65 pounds
  • The long tail is held vertically or curved like a sickle. It is not altered
  • The ears are large and carried erect
  • Eyes are usually light in color, giving the gaze a fierce intensity

Personality:

  • Tough and active
  • Excellent watchdog

Coat:

  • Short and smooth
  • Allowed colors are black, gray, blue and shades of red
  • Minimal grooming required
  • Hair along the ridge of the back grows opposite to the rest of the coat. It begins with a pair of whorls behind the shoulders and extends about half way down the back

Health Concerns:

  • Generally robust
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Tasty Tidbits:
  • Early training and socialization is recommended
  • This dog is agile, energetic and likes to jump so be prepared to get lots of exercise
  • Its tongue is blue or bluish gray in color
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