Phú Quốc Ridgeback
Phu Quoc Dog, Chó Phú Quốc or Vietnamese Ridgeback as they are sometimes called, are some of the rarest dogs in the world. We are dedicated to the preservation and development of this unique and rarest of breeds.
Due to the rarity of the breed, we are still a relatively small community.
We are however an open community, we welcome and encourage Thai Ridgeback, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Cambodian Razorback enthusiasts to join and participate in our community.
The Phu Quoc Ridgeback
The Phu Quoc Ridgeback (or ‘Beautiful Island Ridgeback’) is a rare dog breed that gets its name from the island from which it originates – Phu Quoc in Vietnam’s southernmost point of the Kien Giang Province. It is one of only three Ridgeback breeds (four if including the Cambodian Razorback) in the world, the other two being the Rhodesian Ridgeback and Thai Ridgeback. The Vietnamese branch of Ridgebacks is the smallest of these three.
These striking creatures are part of a very small, select group – because the breed has been isolated on an island for so long the Phu Quoc Ridgeback has an unusually pure bloodline and unmixed gene pool, however, it has become exceedingly hard to find a purebred dog, as many dogs have been mixed with other breeds by the islanders over the last years. As a result, there are currently less than 1000 purebred dogs in the world, all but a handful are in Vietnam, registered and recognised by the Vietnam Kennel Club.
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