Thai Bangkaew Dog


    ORIGIN: Thailand
    Companion dog

    Group 5 Spitz and primitive type
    Section 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds
    Without working trial

    BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT: Alert, intelligent, loyal, watchful and obedient. He has an inherent desire to protect home and family and easy to train.


    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 abbot’s local black & white female dog and a now-extinct wild dog producing today’s 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.

    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.

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

  • BREED STANDARD (cont.)

    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 (46-55 cm)
    Bitches 17-19 inches (41-50 cm)
    There is tolerance of plus or minus one inch (2.5 cm)


    • 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.


    • 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.