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Thai Ridgeback Dog Breeds
Only recently established as a standardized breed, the Thai Ridgeback is an ancient landrace. Primitive, pariah type landraces exist all over the world. By and large, all such dogs share similar physical traits. They tend to be medium-sized and square-bodied, have wedged-shaped heads with wrinkled brows and pointed ears, and have long legs and smooth coats. That, in a nutshell, sums up the Thai Ridgeback . Native to eastern Thailand, the Thai Ridgeback is one of only three dog breeds in the world which possess a ridge of hair running down their backs in the opposite direction to the rest of their coat. It is considered that the Thai Ridgeback in all probability descended from the long-since extinct Funan Ridgeback Dog, as did its geographic neighbour, the Phu Quoc Ridgeback. Since their distinctive ridge is a very specific genetic flaw also shared by the Rhodesian Ridgeback, it is considered highly likely that the three breeds have a common origin. Given the choice between Africa and Asia, the smart money's on Asia! By the way, if you have a Thai Ridgeback and would be happy for your dog to feature on Dogipedia, please send us a photo using the form on the right.