Thai Ridgeback Dog

Other names : Thai Ridgeback, TRD, Thai Dog, Mah Thai, Lung Arn

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Life expectancy

The Thai Ridgeback Dog has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 22 in
Male Between 22 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 55 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Thai Ridgeback Dog costs approximately 1500£

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More details about the Thai Ridgeback Dog

Thai Ridgeback Dog: Origins and history

The Thai Ridgeback is the national dog of Thailand and is believed to have originated there over 4,000 years ago. It’s considered a ‘primitive dog’ due to its wolf-like characteristics. The breed is thought to originally have thrived in Eastern Thailand. However, the exact origins of the breed are unknown and still debated to this day.

FCI classification of the Thai Ridgeback Dog

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 7 : Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Training a Thai Ridgeback Dog

Looking for an easy-to-train, obedient, calm dog? The Thai Ridgeback isn’t the one! Despite their intelligence and ability to learn fast, this breed is stubborn and therefore, difficult to train. They will (yes, it’s a definite!) test boundaries and behave badly if allowed to get away with it. 

We can’t stress enough that intensive training and socialization of the Thai Ridgeback is essential. Without it, they really could be a nightmare pet, through no fault of their own. Therefore, it’s essential that only experienced dog handlers adopt this breed.

Thai Ridgeback Dog: Purchase price

A Thai Ridgeback puppy is rather expensive - you’re looking at £1500 or more.

Concerning your monthly budget, on average, this dog would cost you between £30 to £40.

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