Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback

INTRODUCTION

The Thai Ridgeback may have existed naturally for centuries, but it was not until about 350 years ago that humans domesticated it for guarding, pulling carts and hunting vermin. This stubborn but loyal breed was not known outside its native Thailand. In recent times, however, this dog is becoming increasingly popular around the world, and is also known as the Mah Thai Lang Ahn or pariah dog. Although these are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. The Thai Ridgeback may not be the right breed for a new parent or for someone who does not plan to spend much time at home with their dog. Although this dog is independent, he is also very energetic, which means he will always keep his humans on their toes. If you are an active person who enjoys training and working with your dog, this could be the right breed for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

The coat of the Thai Ridgeback comes in a variety of colours, namely black, blue, red and light fawn. The Thai Ridgeback comes from a warm, tropical climate, which means its coat is not built to withstand intense cold. The Thai Ridgeback can live well in flats and small dwellings, provided it is given regular exercise and walks. However, do not leave your dog alone for long periods of time, as it may engage in bored and destructive behaviour. The Thai Ridgeback may become overprotective of you and become somewhat aggressive towards strangers. To avoid this, you should socialise your dog from the beginning. Make sure your Thai Ridgeback takes at least two half- to one-hour walks a day, and be sure to include some active play sessions and shorter walks throughout the day. The Thai Ridgeback can be a great active companion for older children, as long as they know how to interact properly with a dog.

HISTORY

The Thai Ridgeback was first documented about 350 years ago, but breed enthusiasts believe that the breed has been around naturally for much longer. Humans in Thailand semi-domesticated the breed in the 17th century for multiple purposes: chasing vermin, helping pull carts, and acting as guards for shops and homes. Before (and even after) domestication, Thai Ridgebacks were mainly found on the eastern island of Dao Phu Quoc, near the Cambodia-Vietnam border. The breed is still incredibly rare outside of Thailand, and many clubs outside of Thailand do not formally do so. recognize the primitive race. The Thai Ridgeback didn’t even make it to the United States until 1994. The American Kennel Club added the Thai Ridgeback to its Foundational Stock Service group in 1997.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Height: 20 to 24 inches
Weight: 35 to 75 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 13 years

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