Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog Breeds

One of only three breeds of dog that sports a ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction to the rest of its hair, the  Phu Quoc Ridgeback  comes from Phú Quốc Island, Vietnam’s largest island. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Phú Quốc, or Beautiful Island, is in Kiên Giang Province, to the south of Vietnam.

First documented by the French back in the 1800s and formerly known as the Phu Quoc Greyhound, the Phu Quoc Ridgeback  is the smallest of the three ridgeback breeds, the others being the Thai Ridgeback and the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

With only a handful of dogs known to exist outside of Vietnam, the impressive  Phu Quoc Ridgeback  remains one of the world’s rarest dogs.

Photo Credit:
Phu Quoc Dog. Copyright image courtesy of Stefan from Dresden, Germany. CC BY 2.0.

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