Phu Quoc Ridgeback

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Phu Quoc Ridgeback
Phu Quoc dog.jpg
Breed statusNot recognised as a breed by any major kennel club.
Weight 18–25 kg (40–55 lb)[1]:195
Height 50–63 cm (20–25 in)[1]:195
Life span over 10 years[1]:195
Dog (domestic dog)
Phu Quoc Ridgeback circa 1915, then known as the Phu-Quoc Greyhound

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a breed of dog from the island of Phú Quốc in Kiên Giang Province in southern Vietnam. It is one of three ridgebacked breeds,[1]:195 the others being the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Thai Ridgeback. It is not recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale or any major kennel club.[1]:195

It runs fast, swims well, and can follow either a hot or a cold trail.[1]:195

A Phu Quoc Ridgeback won the Hanoi dog show in 2013.[2]

The breed was selected as the mascot for the 2018 annual Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City, symbolizing the lunar Year of the Dog as per the Vietnamese zodiac.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Tamsin Pickeral (2014). Dogs Unleashed. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press. ISBN 9781626860681.
  2. ^ Dog show winner
  3. ^ "Phu Quoc dog breed selected mascot of 2018 Ho Chi Minh City flower show", Tuoi Tre News, December 14, 2017

Further reading[edit]

  • Anusorn Supmannue (transl. by P. Praditbatuga), 1998, Visiting Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island, Rare Insight, March/April 1998; vol 1 no 2, page 12–13.
  • Mersmann, R.Ch.E., 1996, In search of the Phu Quoc dog, R.Ch.E. Mersmann, Schardam-Holland 1996, page 33–55.