||Hunting and companion dog|
|DATE OF PUBLICATION:
Group 5 SpitZ and primitive types. |
Section 7 Primitive Type-Hunting Dogs.
Without working trial.
The Thai Ridgeback Dog is an old breed which can be seen in the
archeological writings in Thailand which were written about 350 years
ago. It was used mainly for hunting in the eastern part of Thailand.
People also used it to escort their carts and as a watch dog. The
reason why it has kept its own original type for so many years is due
to poor transportation systems in the eastern part of Thailand; it had
fewer chances to crossbreed with other breeds.
||Medium-sized dog with short hair forming a ridge along
the back. The body is slightly longer than its height at withers.
Muscles are well developed, and its anatomical structure is suitable
for activities. |
||Length of body : size (height at the withers) = 11 :
Depth of chest : size (height at the withers) = 1 : 2
||Tough and active with excellent jumping ability. A loyal family dog.|
|The skull is flat between the ears but
slightly rounded when seen from the side.|
|Wrinkles when the dog is attentive.|
|Clearly defined, but moderate.|
||Black. In blue dogs, the nose is bluish. |
||Straight and long.|
||Wedge-shaped, slightly shorter than skull.|
||Tight with good pigmentation. |
||Black marking on the tongue is preferable.|
||Upper and lower jaws are strong.|
||White and strong with scissors bite. |
||Medium size and almond shaped. The eye
colour is dark brown. In blues, amber-coloured eyes are permitted.|
||Set on sides of the skull. Medium sized,
triangular, inclining forward and firmly pricked. Not cropped. |
||Medium length, strong, muscular, slightly
arched and holding head high. |
||Well laid back blending well into topline.|
||Strong and level.|
||Strong and broad.|
||Deep enough to reach the elbows. The ribs
are well sprung, but not barrel-shaped.|
||The belly is well tucked up.|
||Thick at base with gradual tapering toward
the tip. The tip can reach hock joints. Carried vertically and
slightly curved. |
||Well laid back. |
||Straight when seen from the front and very
slightly sloping when seen from the side.|
||Black but can be lighter depending on coat
||Well developed with well bent stifles.|
||Strong and well let down. |
||Straight and parallel when seen from the
||Reachy stride with no pitching nor rolling
of the body. Parallel tracking at normal speed. When viewed from the
front, the forelegs move up and down in straight lines so that the
shoulder, elbow and pastern joints are approximately in line with each
other. When viewed from the rear, the stifle and hip joints are
approximately in line. Movement in a straight line forward without
throwing the feet in or out; thus enabling the stride to be long and
drive powerful. The overall appearance of the moving dog is one of
smooth flowing and well balanced rhythm.|
|| Soft, fine and tight. |
||Short and smooth. The ridge on the top
region is formed by the hair growing in the opposite direction to the
rest of the coat. It should be clearly defined from other parts of the
back. There are various shapes and lengths of ridge, but must be
symmetrical on either side of the backbone and within the width of the
back. Crowns or whirls at the head of the ridge are acceptable. |
red, black, blue and very light fawn (Isabella). Black mask is
preferable in reds. |
|| Ideal height at the withers: |
- Dogs 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
- Bitches 20-22 inches (51-56 cm).
There is a tolerance of plus or minus one inch (2.5 cm).
||- Any departure from the foregoing points
should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree. |
- Any bite other than scissors bite.
- Unbalanced ridge.
||- Dogs without ridge. |
- Long hair.
||Male animals should have two apparently
normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. |