Thai Ridgeback Facts
- UKC, ARBA
- 21" - 24.5"
- 37-60 lbs.
- 14 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
The Thai ridgeback is believed to have originated in eastern Thailand.
Date Of Origin
This breed developed in the 1600's as the breed we know today.
There is very limited information as to the history and origins of this breed. It is believed to have existed since ancient times, however, it did not become the dog we know today until the 1600's. It is most common in Eastern Thailand where it is used for hunting and guarding. It is a rare dog, but becoming more popular in the U.S.
The Thai ridgeback is a medium size, muscular dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. It has a wedge shaped muzzle; large, erect, triangular ears; and dark, almond shaped eyes. It has a short, smooth coat with a ridge along the back that is formed by hair growing in the opposite direction. It mat be chestnut, red, blue, fawn or black.
The Thai ridgeback is a tough and protective dog. It is often dog aggressive.
This breed has been used as a hunter, a companion and a guard. Today it is primarily used as a guard and companion, especially outside of Thailand.
This dog does best with a dog experienced owner. Be sure to incorporate socialization into your pup's training and continue throughout its lifetime.
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