Thai Ridgeback

By Claudia Bensimoun



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Group: UKC, Sighthound, Pariah

History: The Thai Ridgeback dates back to 350 years.This dog breed is found in Thailand and is used for hunting and guarding.Being such a rare dog breed, it is hardly ever found in other countries, nonetheless it is becoming more common in the US.

Physical Description:The Thai Ridgeback is medium-sized with a muscular build.The breed is longer than it is taller.With a wedge-shaped muzzle  and large triangular ears, the Thai Ridgeback may be chestnut,red, fawn, blue or black in color.This breed has a short and smooth coat which has a ridge along the back because of his coat hair growing in the opposite direction.

Height:20-25 inches

Weight: No standard weight is available

Activity Level: Moderate to high energy

This breed does well with an experienced dog owner,and needs to be socialized from an early age.All Thai Ridgeback’s do well with positive training.

Health concerns: Dermoid sinus


Thai Ridgeback AKC

Thai Ridgeback UKC

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Thai Ridgeback Dog Rescue


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  1 comment for “Thai Ridgeback

  1. April 27, 2014 at 4:09 am

    very interesting – my sister has Rhodesian Ridgebacks and it was interesting to see how they are similar and how they differ.

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