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Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback by HiSa Hiller, Schweiz
First documented in the 17th century, the Thai Ridgeback (Thai: ไทยหลังอาน) is a primitive breed that originated in Eastern Thailand and is one of only three breeds that has a ridge of hair that runs along its back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. The other two are the Rhodesian Ridgeback (Africa) and the Phu Quoc Ridgeback (Vietnam).

The Thai Ridgeback does not like cold weather, has a strong prey drive and is know to be cunning escape artist.

Height: Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)  Male: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm)
Weight: Female: 35–55 lbs (16–25 kg), Male: 50–75 lbs (23–34 kg)
Coat Type: Short and smooth.
Color: Black, Fawn, Blue, Red.
Life span: 12-13 years

Temperament: Intelligent, Independent, Loyal, Loving, Protective, Familial.

Health Problems: Healthy and hardy breed. Some may be susceptible to hip dysplasia and dermoid sinus.

Special Interest:
• Also known as the Mah Thai Lang Ahn and Lung Arn.
• Some Thai Ridgebacks from Northern Thailand are born with dew claws on their back feet.

Classifications:
AKC: FSS
UKC: Sighthound & Pariah
FCI: Group 5 Spitz and Primitive dogs, Section 7 Primitive Hunting Dogs #338

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