Dawanah Thai

thailand ridgeback - thajský ridgeback

The ridge

The ridge on the top region is formed by the hair growing in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat.  It should be clearly defined from other parts of the back.  There are various shapes and lengths of ridge, but must be symmetrical on either side of the backbone and within the width of the back.  Crowns or whirls at the head of the ridge are acceptable. Thai Ridgeback Dogs have eight differen ridge patterns. Needle, feather, arrow, lute, violin, bowling pin, leaf, saddle back.