Thai Ridgeback Dog

Description

The Thai Ridgeback Dog is a breed of average size. It has a medium-size head with a square muzzle. The eyes and nose are set at eye level and spread wide apart. The ears are v-shaped. It has a well-muscled neck that extends smoothly to its level back. The limbs are somewhat shorter than average. The front legs are always positioned straight. There is angulation in the back legs. The breed’s tail normally curls up toward its back. Its coat is short in length.

Temperament

The temperament of the Thai Ridgeback depends largely on its breeding environment. Types that are bred in its home of Thailand tend to have an intense hunting nature. If these types are acquired in the United States as puppies, socialization training can help to make them better family pets. The types that are bred in the U.S. are more sociable. This breed is an effective watchdog. The breed should do fine with older children and visitors to the home.

Height and Weight

The Thai Ridgeback Dog is about 20-24 inches tall and weighs 51-75 pounds.

Health Problems

The Thai Ridgeback Dog is generally a healthy breed. Some types may develop hip dysplasia.

Ideal Living Conditions

The most suitable living conditions for the Thai Ridgeback Dog is an outdoor environment. This breed does best when it has a significant amount of space to run around.

Exercise

Exercise is helpful to keep the Thai Ridgeback Dog in good health and to make sure that it is occupied. When this breed is inactive it tends to become highly discontent and destructive.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of the Thai Ridgeback Dog is 12-13 years.

Litter Size

The average litter size of the Thai Ridgeback Dog is 5 puppies.

Grooming

Complete body grooming is required for the Thai Ridgeback Dog. The coat should be brushed on a regular basis. Washing the coat is recommended occasionally.

Origin

Thailand

Group

Spitz

Color

The colors of the Thai Ridgeback Dog include medium brown, gray, blue, and black.