Thai Bangkaew Dog
Most people have probably never heard of the Thai Bangkaew Dog. Why not? Is the breed not worth it? We think it is! This unknown quadruped originally comes from Thailand. He brings beautiful fur and a good portion of wonderful character. This pelt-nose loves his family, is obedient and wants to take care of his people.
The Thai Bangkaew Dog is a very agile dog with a strong protective instinct. He makes it his own business to look after his beloved family and is therefore skeptical and wary of strangers at first.
This breed is known to be loyal to their people. For this reason, they are easy to train and are also suitable for beginners. Their strong intelligence makes training with these dogs enjoyable. You can even teach them some tricks. Their bright nature makes for nice company in everyday life when a Thai Bangkaew is around.
The females of this breed reach a height at the withers of 41 to a maximum of 50 cm. The somewhat larger males grow to 46 to 55 cm. At the same time, the dogs reach a weight of about 16 to 20.5 kg, with the female specimens being somewhat lighter than the males. They have coat of medium length, which consists of dense, soft undercoat and straight, coarse outer coat.
The coat on the neck and shoulders is slightly longer, creating a sort of collar or Mane arises. This is more pronounced in males than in females. They have feathering on the legs. This is also found on the tail, which is carried slightly curved over the back. The quadrupeds have rather small, pointed, erect ears. Their eyes are almond-shaped and should be black or dark brown.
The beautiful coat of the Thai Bangkaew Dog comes in many colors. However, it is always white with clearly demarcated spots. These can be yellowish, pale, red, tan, gray, brown or even black. Tricolored specimens are also allowed according to the breed standard. A slight moldiness in the white is also accepted. Symmetrical markings on the face are welcome, but not obligatory.
The right food
This beautiful breed represents No special requirements to their diet. Of course, like any dog, they need protein-rich food, which contains a lot of meat. However, dogs are not pure carnivores! You also need vegetables and fruits for a species-appropriate diet. You should only make sure that it is also suitable for dogs. They can not digest everything that is healthy for us humans!
Some dogs can digest grain, others cannot. The only way to find out is to try it out with your pelt-nose. However, sugar and chemical additives have no place in any dog food. Whether it is wet food, dry food or treats! Many dog owners also feed their dogs with the Barf method. Only fresh, raw ingredients are used. It is said to be reminiscent of the diet of wild dogs - especially wolves. If you decide to barf, however, you must pay even more attention to the fact that your favorite all important nutrients receives.
Thai Bangkaew dog care
With their loyalty and affection Thai Bangkaew suitable ideal as family or companion dogs. However, their strong protective instinct also makes them successful Watchdogs. However, due to their intelligence and willingness to learn, they are Suitable for many different works. The only thing that should never be missing is the connection to family life and enough exercise for this active breed.
In general, the clever pelt-noses should be both physically and mentally exercised. In addition to extensive walks, they also need tasks for the head. For this purpose, it is a good idea to teach them new tricks, but also brain games and sniffing exercises of any kind are gratefully accepted.
Her beautiful coat should be be brushed at least once a weekto remove coarse dirt and dead hair. If too much dead fur remains, this can quickly lead to increased scratching, as this itches terribly. If necessary, of course, you can also bathe this breed, but to protect the skin and fur, it should be done infrequently.
Like any dog, these four-legged friends should learn from an early age that their eyes, ears, teeth and claws are checked regularly. Through the weekly care routine, changes or infections can be detected and treated at an early stage. In their dense fur, for example, ticks can hide very easily. Therefore, it is best to check the dog for them after every walk and remove any ticks found immediately, as they can transmit diseases.
Of course, this breed also requires some accessories. In addition to the basic equipment of any dog - i.e. collar, harness, leash, bowls, sleeping area, etc. - a toothbrush, dog toothpaste, dog shampoo and claw scissors may also be useful. Brushing the teeth supports dental health in the long term. Too long claws hurt when walking and must therefore be shortened at regular intervals. A vet can also help with this if you don't feel confident doing it yourself. Especially with dark claws it is difficult to see how far you can cut without hitting the nerve.
For coat care are Different brushes necessary. For the dense undercoat, a comb and a currycomb are used. This will loosen knots, prevent matting and comb out dead hair. A brush is used to brush through the medium length, smooth top coat to also remove knots and dead coat. Thai Bangkaew dog will also be happy about (thinking) toys. They offer variety in everyday life and can often be used together with their humans, which is a lot of fun for the family-oriented four-legged friend. A good veterinarian and dog liability insurance round out the ideal preparation for dog ownership.
Origin & History
The origin of this rather unknown breed is in Thailand. To be more precise, the handsome quadruped comes from from the village Bangkaew in the province Phitsanulok. This village also owes its present name. It is believed that the Ancestor of Thai Bangkaew dog are the black and white bitch of a local Buddhist monk and a now extinct wild dog.
1957 has been started with the selection of suitable breeding dogs and thus started active breeding and the formation of a breed standard. From these litters were born the dogs, which today are officially known as Thai Bangkaew Dog - or Thai Bangkaew Dog. From Phitsanulok, the pretty fur noses spread throughout Thailand.
However, internationally they are hardly known until today. In Europe there are only very few specimens of this breed. In the USA there is an extra club for this breed - the TBDCA (Thai Bangkaew Dog Club of America). However, the breed has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club. The FCI has listed the Thai Bangkaew Dog among the provisionally recognized breeds since April 14, 2011.