Thai Bangkaew Dog

Thai Bangkaew Dog Breed description: Character & Co

Thai Bangkaew Dog

Life expectancy
9 - 15


The Thai Bangkaew dog is an ancient dog breed that originated in the central part of Thailand. More precisely, it comes from the village of Bangkaew, near Phitsanulok. Hence the name, which is closely linked to its geographical origin.


The origin story of the Thai Bangkaew dog is intertwined with legends and myths. One popular tale states that over a century ago, a Buddhist monk named Luang Puh Maak Metharee was given a found female dog by a villager. One day, this bitch mated with a wild jackal from the area. The resulting puppies became the ancestors of today's Thai Bangkaew dog.

The breed developed over the years and became valued in the region for its loyalty, intelligence and alertness. Their popularity grew steadily, and soon they became well known not only in their place of origin, but throughout the country.


The Thai Bangkaew Dog is suitable for various roles and lifestyles:

  • Family dog: thanks to its loyalty and affection, it is an excellent companion for families.
  • Watchdog: His alertness and distrust of strangers make him an effective guardian of the home.
  • Working Dog: In rural areas of Thailand, he is often used as a working dog, especially for guarding livestock.

Despite its many qualities, the Thai Bangkaew dog requires consistent training and socialization from a young age to ensure it gets along well with other animals and people.

The choice of Thai Bangkaew dog as a pet should therefore be made after careful consideration and knowledge of its traits. However, with proper education and training, he will become a loyal and loving companion.

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Alternate Name Thai Bangkaew Dog
Origin Thailand
Life expectancy 9 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group Asian Spitz and related breeds
AKC group Foundation Stock Service
KC group not recognised

Loyalty & Bonding Ability

The Thai Bangkaew Dog is known for his deep loyalty. Once he has formed a bond with his owner or family, he will maintain that relationship with great devotion. It is often reported that he is capable of risking his life for those with whom he has a close bond.


An outstanding characteristic of this breed is its natural alertness. The Thai Bangkaew dog is always alert and suspicious of strangers. Therefore, he is often used as a guard dog. His keen instincts and strong protective instincts make him a reliable guard of the home and family.

Intelligence & Trainability

The Thai Bangkaew dog is highly intelligent. This means that he learns quickly and is very trainable. However, his strong character requires consistent and patient training from a person who has experience with dogs.

Social Behavior

Although very loving and affectionate with his family, the Thai Bangkaew Dog can be territorial and dominant towards other dogs or animals. Early socialization is therefore crucial to ensure that he gets along well with other animals and people.

Activity Level

This is an active breed that requires regular exercise and mental stimulation. Without sufficient activity, it may become bored and develop undesirable behaviors.

Overall, the Thai Bangkaew dog is a complex but rewarding companion for those who are willing to invest time and effort in its training and care.

Thai dog Bangkaew locked in the house

Coat care

Thanks to its double-layered coat, the Thai Bangkaew dog requires regular grooming to avoid skin problems and keep his coat in top condition. It should:

  • Be brushed at least once a week to remove dead hair and aerate the skin.
  • More frequent brushing may be required during the shedding season.
  • Be bathed with a special dog shampoo as needed.


In general, the Thai Bangkaew dog is considered robust and resistant to disease. However, as with any breed, certain health problems can occur:

  • Hip dysplasia: A common condition in medium to large dog breeds.
  • Eye Disease: Regular eye examinations are recommended.

Regular veterinary examinations and making sure all vaccinations are up to date are recommended.


Breeding the Thai Bangkaew dog should be done responsibly and with a clear understanding of the breed and its needs. Important points are:

  • Selection of healthy breeding stock: care should be taken to ensure that both parents are free of genetic diseases.
  • Socialization of puppies: early socialization helps puppies develop into well-adjusted adults.
  • Appropriate housing conditions: Optimal conditions should be provided for both the mother and the puppies.

Careful grooming and attention to the health of the Thai Bangkaew dog will help it live a long and healthy life. If interested in breeding, the focus should always be on the preservation of the breed and the welfare of the animals.

Portrait of Thai Bangkaew dog

The Thai Bangkaew dog has a double-layered coat that protects it from both heat and cold. The top layer is coarse and straight, while the undercoat is dense and soft. The coat may require regular brushing, especially during changing seasons to remove dead hair.

Coat color

Most commonly, this dog's coat is seen in combinations of white with other colors, including black, brown, and gray. Color patterns can vary, but often the dog's head and back are dominated by the secondary color, while the rest of the body is primarily white.

Visual Appearance

The Thai Bangkaew dog has a proud and strong expression. Its eyes are medium-sized, almond-shaped and usually dark brown. The ears are erect and relatively large. His build is harmonious and muscular, which emphasizes his working ability and agility.

Size & Weight

  • Males:

    • Height: Between 50 and 60 cm
    • Weight: Between 20 and 30 kg
  • Bitches:

    • Size: Between 45 and 55 cm
    • Weight: Between 18 and 25 kg

The Thai Bangkaew dog is thus a medium to large sized dog with a striking and noble appearance. Its coat, appearance and robust stature reflect its origin and traditional uses in Thailand. Proper knowledge of the peculiarities of his coat and size will help make him comfortable in any environment.

Fur length medium
Fur -
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail rolled up
Anatomy rugged
Size ♀ 41 - 46 cm
Weight ♀ 16 - 20 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 55 cm
Weight ♂ 16 - 20 kg
Suitable For Children
Cute Thai Bangkaew dog puppies
Cute puppy (Thai Bangkaew dog) sick and sleeping on operating table in vet's office
Thai dog Bangkaew locked in the house

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