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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. If you have a Phu Quoc Ridgeback and would be happy for your dog to feature on Dogipedia, please send us a photo using the form on the right.