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Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback Characteristics: The noble and faithful Thai Ridgeback is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Hound Dog Group.

The Thai Ridgeback, is characterized by its medium sized, agile appearance with a distinctive ridge along the back (formed by hair growing in an opposite direction to the rest of the coat).

Other characteristics include dark brown, medium sized, almond-shaped eyes; triangular shaped, highly erect ears; a long, tapering tail and a quick, agile, trotting  gait. The temperament of the Thai Ridgeback can be described as Loving, Protective, Loyal. The coat type of the Thai Ridgeback is described as short, hard, straight coat in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Thai Ridgeback demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunter and Guard Dog and is known by its nick name the "Thailand Spitz". The origin of the Thai Ridgeback dog breed was in Thailand where it was developed in the Ancient Times.

Thai Ridgeback Breed Group and Dog Type - Hound Dog Group: The Thai Ridgeback is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Hound Dog Group.

Other names for the Thai Ridgeback: The Thai Ridgeback is known by the nickname of the "Thailand Spitz". Other names for this breed of dog include the Thai Lang-An, TRD (Thai Ridgeback Dog) The Cart Following Dog, Mah Thai Lang Ahn. Its nickname "Thailand Spitz" is due to its inclusion in the 'Spitz and Primitives' show categories.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Thai Ridgeback" derives from its country of origin in Thailand. The word "Ridgeback" describes the distinctive ridge of hair along the dog's spine growing in the opposite direction from the rest of the coat.

Thai Ridgeback History and Origin: The country of origin of the Thai Ridgeback breed was in Thailand during the Ancient Times and was mainly used as a guard dog and for hunting in the eastern parts of Thailand. Descriptions of the Thai Ridgeback breed appeared in Thai documents written more than 350 years ago.

Due to its geographic isolation the Thai Ridgeback is apure bred dog which has resulted in the Thai Ridgeback retaining most of its original natural instincts. The duties of the Thai Ridgeback as a guard dog was to protect carts bearing goods and produce that were being taken to market.

The tough, hardy Thai Ridgeback was used to hunt a variety of animals including the weasel, mongoose, otter, badger and the civit. The Thai Ridgeback also hunted the now extinct Schomburgk's Deer that was hunted to extinction for its antlers, which were believed to hold mystical powers, and were used Thai medicines. The Thai Ridgeback were first imported to the United States in 1994 by Jack Sterling who discovered and acquired the breed by chance on a trip to Bangkok. Jack Sterling founded the American Thai Ridgeback Association in 1995 to promote the breed.

Thai Ridgeback Height: The Thai Ridgeback breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 56-61 cm. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Thai Ridgeback Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 22.7-34 kg. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Thai Ridgeback Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short, hard, straight coat.

Thai Ridgeback Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Black, White, Fawn, Red, Brindle and Blue N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors. The word 'Blue' is used to describe a cool-toned, metallic gray color. Brindle is a brownish or tawny color..

Thai Ridgeback Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Thai Ridgeback is categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Thai Ridgeback are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Thai Ridgeback Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 5-6 puppies. Thai Ridgeback puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Thai Ridgeback puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Thai Ridgeback Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Noble, Loving, Protective, Loyal and Faithful.

Thai Ridgeback Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Thai Ridgeback requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a quick, agile, trotting gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Thai Ridgeback Diet: A fully grown Thai Ridgeback should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Thai Ridgeback Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Thai Ridgeback breed have shown no recurring problems. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Thai Ridgeback dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Thai Ridgeback Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Thai Ridgeback breed is 12-14 years.

Thai Ridgeback Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Thai Ridgeback breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Thai Ridgeback names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Tanawat *** Chatchai *** Teerapong *** Werawat *** Wittawas *** Adisak *** Boonrit *** Nakul *** Timon *** Nattapon *** Kittipit.

Thai Ridgeback Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Thai Ridgeback names are May *** Natcha *** Fern *** Nam *** Nutcha *** Pang *** Sirada *** Wanwisa *** Kannika *** Pingpong.

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