Thai Bangkaew Dog
Thai Bangkaew dog is a special breed of Asiatic Dog believed to have originated about a hundred years ago in Central Thailand. Many years ago a monk in the Wat Bangkaew, The temple, was known to care for the animals and during that time the monk was given a pregnant female by a villager to care for it.
It was believed that harsh weather conditions of the region which led to continuous flooding resulted in limited access of the male dogs in the region and therefore it led to the presumption that the pregnancy was due to mating with other species like Asiatic wild dog or Jackal. This assumption hovered all around but based on the recent DNA tests; the results indicated that the breed was a mix between the domestic dog and the Golden Jackal.
The Dog is adequately dominant and most protective species, which requires a lot of time to train and socialize with to become a mature family pet. They portray a strong, loving character once mature enough in and very much dedicated to the owner, which always drives them to be more protective at home and towards a home property. They are very hostile to strangers and mostly when confronted in a threatening way hence making them the best guard dogs.
The Bangkaew Dog must always be introduced to the family at puppyhood and thought on how to interact with the family members. They are sometimes overpowering without their knowledge and therefore leaving it with young children requires appropriate care if the children are newly exposed to the pet. Supervision and proper handling should always be exercised even when playing with due to its force and strength.
Due to natural isolation and the genetic pool of Thai Bangkaew Dog being pure, health and susceptibility of this breed to some congenital or hereditary health problems is evident. Thai Bangkaew Dog can live for about twelve to fourteen years and can experience minimal health problems when they are well fed and physical and mental exercises done for them.
Shedding for Thai Bangkaew Dog is relatively moderate. The natural process of the hair growth cycle is a normal growth process for the dog, but to reduce the rate of shedding for the breed, it is mainly cared for through regular brushing. The breed has got a low shed rate making it more popular and leading to the portrayal of a positive fit to its environment. They always keep themselves clean and behave like foxes and much pleasing showing some uniqueness.
|Male: 18-22 inches (45-56 cm)
Female: 17-21 inches (44-54 cm)
|Male: 40-44 pounds (18–20 kg)
Female: 35-44 pounds (16–18 kg)
|Black & White
Brown & White
Gray & White
Red & White
White & Tan
|Average $400 - $600 USD