ORIGIN: Thailand
UTILIZATION: Companion dog
KCTS CLASSIFICATION: Group 5 Spitz and primitive type
Section 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds
Without working trial

The Thai Bangkaew Dog is an old breed that originated from the Bangkaew village, Thanang-ngam area, Bang-rakam district, and Phitsanulok province in Thailand. The breed traces its ancestry back to a cross between a Buddhist abbots local black & white female dog and a now-extinct wild dog producing todays Bangkaew breed. In 1957, selective breeding from single litters had produced their generations to these days. The Thai Bangkaew Dogs are regarded as a precious heritage of Phitsanulok province. The dogs are fed widely in the province and has become so famous nationwide that they are fed to every part of Thailand.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Thai Bangkaew dog is a square built, well proportion dog with wide and deep chest. He is a double-coated dog. The coat should form a ruff around the neck and shoulders and a pluming tail.
PROPORTIONS: Length of body : Height at the withers = 1 : 1
Depth of chest : Height at the withers = 1 : 2
Male larger boned than their female counterparts.
BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT: Alert, intelligent, loyal, watchful and obedient. He has an inherent desire to protect home and family and easy to train.


The skull is wedge-shaped and should be massive, broad and in proportion to the body.


Clearly defined, but moderate.
Nose: Black and in proportion to muzzle.
Nasal bridge: Straight and long.
Muzzle: Of medium length, broad at base and tapering toward tip.
Lips: Tight with good pigmentation.
Mouth:  White marking around muzzle is preferable.
Jaw: Upper and lower jaws are strong.
Teeth: Small, sharp, strong and in full dentition. The incisors of the lower jaw touch very lightly with the inner surface of the upper incisors (scissors bite). A level bite is acceptable.
Eyes: Small, almond shaped. Color of eyes is black or dark brown.
Ears: Small, triangular, in proportion to head, stand erect and point forward.
NECK: Strong, muscular, in proportion to head, blending smoothly into shoulders, proudly carried with head erect.
Back: Viewed from profile is straight and level.
Loin: Strong and broad.
Croup: Moderately sloping.
Chest: Wide, deep, well let down between forelegs and extending to the elbows, ribs well sprung but never rounded like barrel hoops.
Lower line: The belly is not tucked up.
TAIL: Moderately long, well feathered, thick towards the base, well set on and carried with moderate upward curve towards back.
Shoulder: Moderately laid back and well muscled.
Forearm: Straight and strong, parallel when viewed from front.
Pastern: Short and slope very slightly.
Feet: Rounded and catlike.
Thighs: Strongly muscled with angulation in balance with that of forequarters.
Hocks: Well angulated at the stifle and well let down.
Rear Pastern: Viewed from behind, they should be perpendicular to the ground.
Feet: Round ,arched and tight.
GAIT: Flexible and powerful movement with good reach and drive, level topline, good carriage of head and tail. Front legs should not paddle, nor should there be a straddling appearance. Hind legs should not paddle nor weave.
HAIR: Double and medium in length. The undercoat is soft and dense. The outer coat is coarse and straight. Guard coat is long and forming a ruff around the neck and shoulders. Back of forelegs are covered with feathers diminishing to the pasterns. Hind legs are covered with long hair to the hocks.
COLOUR: Parti-color or white with patches of red, tan, gray or black. Shape placement of patches of color are without importance.
SIZE: Ideal height at the withers :
Dogs 19-21 inches (48-53 cm)
Bitches 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
There is tolerance of plus or minus one inch
(2.5 cm)
FAULTS: - Light eyes or nose.
- Tail carried close to the back or fall to either side.
- Lack of ruff.
- Lack of feathers on back of forelegs.
- Large ears.
- Muzzle is too wide.
- Large round eye.
- Roach back.
- Swayback.
- Oversize, undersize.
ELIMINATING FAULTS: - Short or smooth coat.
- Bobtail.
- Drop ears.
- Overshot or undershot.
- Missing more than 3 teeth.
- Curled tail or kink tail.
- Lack of tail plume.
- Viciousness.
N.B. Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.