Height of males: 22 - 24.5". Females: 21 - 23".
Weight of males: 50 - 65 lb. Females: 35 - 45 lb.
active, gentle, protective and territorial.
Origin: Thailand during the 1600Ęs. This breed of dog was
developed to be a hunting and guard dog. Their body is
sturdy, hardy and muscular. The muzzle is of medium
length. Their ears are large, and held erect. The coat is
smooth and short. Due to this short coat, minimal grooming
care is all that is needed. They shed minimally. A quick
brushing every so often with a soft brush will help rid
the coat of dead hair and keep it shiny and healthy in
appearance. This dog, like the Rhodesian Ridgeback, has a
row of hair growing in the opposite direction to the rest
of its coat along the spine. Their tail is long and is
also covered in short, smooth hair. Coat color: black,
chestnut, silver blue.
Training: early socialization and obedience. They need to
be trained straight away that aggressive behavior will not
be tolerated. If trained properly, with respect and love,
you will have a well-behaved, loving dog that everyone
will enjoy being around. If they are not taught what is
acceptable or unacceptable behavior, they will entertain
themselves with destructive behavior. Plenty of exercise
will also keep this dog happy and healthy, and too tired
to get into trouble! Good with children. They tend to be
aggressive toward strange dogs. They should be socialized
to be around other dogs, people and children from the time
they are puppies. They are good with other pets if raised
with them from puppyhood. This breed wants to be with the
family at all times. Not the dog for a household where the
owner/family is always away from the home. They don't do
well if left alone in the yard for long stretches of time.
The Thai must live indoors as a family member!