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)