Thai Ridgeback Temperament and Lifespan

The character of the Thai Ridgeback is determined by its origin. Primitive - meaning "primeval, primordial, which is in the initial stages of development." This breed is not created by selective breeding, and God's Providence. Thai Ridgebacks lived next to a man, but never crossed the threshold of man's house. The primitive, primordial human community and the animal lived in a friendly neighborhood following the rule to be close, but remain free and independent. By the way, the word "Thai" in Thai language means "free." Dogs were looking for food by themselves. Thai Ridgeback dogs have the strong feeling of territory.

Thai Ridgeback loves its home, family and is extremely gentle and affectionate with family members. Its family is its universe. But it doesn't like strangers. It dislikes strangers' hands. Do not rush to meet it with the osculation, in any case, when if you meet it first met. It prefers to initiate communication. Ridgeback has the very developed survival instinct. They are very athletic, agile, jumpy. Males can be aggressive and cocky, that the general cautious attitude to other people makes them efficient guards. These dogs are able to take care of themselves. The lifespan of the dog breed is about 11-15 years.

How Much Does a Thai Ridgeback Cost and Price Range

This unique breed cost starts from $1000-$1500 as it is really rare. The show quality dogs will cost you more as well as breed dogs. The cost of Thai Ridgeback depends on the breeder and the place where you buy the puppy.

Thai Ridgeback Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Thai Ridgeback is a medium-sized dog: the height at the withers. Females: 51-56 cm; the weight: 18 to 25 kg; the height at the withers for males is 56-61 cm; The weight for males is from 20 to 28 kg; the difference in its height can be + \ - 2.5 cm. Thai Ridgeback dogs are of beautiful blue color.

Thai Ridgeback Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

The first written mention of the Thai Ridgeback has been found in manuscripts of the 17th century.

The breed takes its origin from wild dingo dogs. Thai Ridgeback has been retaining its original style for centuries as it has never been interbred with dogs of other breeds. Due to Thailand's long-term isolation from the rest of the world, we were able to preserve the purity of the breed, which is nowadays considered to be one of the most pristine and original.

Despite its ancient origins, the breed has been officially recognized recently. In 1989 by the Kennel Union of Asia and in 1990 by the Kennel Club of Japan. And finally, in 1993, the breed was registered as Thai Ridgeback by FCI officially.

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