So you’re looking to adopt an Thai Ridgeback, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Thai Ridgeback is a muscular, medium-sized dog with a streamlined body that makes him very agile and a natural athlete. The ridge on his back is formed by hair growing in the opposite direction from the rest of his coat and the breed has up to 8 different ridge patterns. Puppies can be born without this ridge. Coat colors include solid blue, black, red or fawn with a black mask occasionally on the red-coated dogs. Thai Ridgebacks also have spotted tongues and some even come with solid black/blue tongues. Today, most Ridgebacks are companion dogs, but they still maintain many of the same instincts for the jobs for which they were bred: hunting and guarding. They had to be independent, self-sufficient and hunt for their own food, which gave them strong survival instincts, a high prey drive, and a high level of intelligence.If well bred and properly socialized, the Thai Ridgeback can be a loyal, loving pet. As a guarding breed, they are naturally protective of their home and can be reserved and suspicious with strangers. Thai Ridgebacks will need a patient, consistent, and experienced owner with a good understanding of dog behavior; they are not for first-time dog owners. Club Contact DetailsClub: Association of Thai Ridgeback Owners and FanciersName: Cathleen A. Combs, PresidentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: PO Box 1, Dry Ridge, KY 41035Phone: 859-445-8739Facebook Link The Thai Ridgeback is tough and active, with an excellent jumping ability. He is highly intelligent, has a strong survival instinct, and is a loyal family dog.”
An Thai Ridgeback typically ranges from 50.8cm to 60.96cm in height, and weighs from 15.875732950000002kg to 34.01942775kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Thai Ridgeback breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Thai Ridgeback insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.