Baan Sakorn's "Class of 2014-2015"
These pups were whelped on Oct.1st & 15th 2014.
The ship date to the US & Canada is on Feb.1st & 15th 2015.

To see all the new 2015 TRD puppies ..CLICK HERE
and to see all the 2014 TRD puppies ..CLICK HERE

Welcome to

Chiang Mai Thai Ridgeback Dogs

The "FIRST" importer in America with a TRD in 1994...

Was Jack Sterling of San Francisco, CA and also the first breeder too. The Thai Dog breed he had discovered on a chanced trip to Bangkok Thailand are the most favorite breed in Thailand for over 400 years and they were called the "Mah Thai Lung Arn" or as Jack called them the "Thai Ridgeback Dog" or the "TRD" for short. On March 15th of 1994, Jack took his two youngest of his then three newly acquired "Thai Dogs" and now famous TRD to show at ARBA's 3rd Cherry Blossom Rare Breed Dog Show in Washington DC on the nation's Mall in front of the Capitol Building on April 30th-May 1st 1994. There he was lucky to have met both the President and his wife as well as be featured on the local news stations and WIN the classes he had enter as well.. What a wonderful way to start off this breed to America and its people... Jack Sterling moved back to Thailand on October 11th 2003 to spend the next 11 years doing what he loved the most. Breeding his "Thai Dogs" to offer to all peoples worldwide.

The first litter at 6 weeks, born on May 19th, 1994.    The first litter of TRD  at 3 months.

The first day Jack Sterling held his first TRD called SAKORN on March 1994 in Bangkok. 20 years later is Jack Sterling holding his most favorite blue male APPLE PIE in Chiang Mai.

Jack's 1st TRD.. SAKORN Jack's 2nd TRD.. NAVINEE The US Capitol.. in 1994

Today, 20 years later in Chiang Mai Thailand along with Miss Jeab Chobngan of Baan Sakorn TRD they produce all 4 colors of this breed.

Blue Black Fawn Red

What are you looking for? Pet quality or show quality? We can export a puppy to most countries at the 4th month. Tell us what you want to spend on a puppy, what sex of a puppy and also what colour. Then contact us by using SKYPE or LINE. Our name in SKYPE is and the same name ID for the LINE system.. plus the best way is to just call us directly on our mobile cell phone # (in Thailand) @: 66-81-716-0420 if you have a serious interest. Also you can email us @: 

All offers are considered. 

Jeab Chobngan & Jack Sterling
Baan Sakorn TRD

Finding the right TRD breeder for you...

A responsible breeder knows the importance of keeping puppies with the mother for the right amount of time and therefore will not release a puppy to its new owner until the age of 8-12 weeks (sometimes longer). When you take the puppy home, the breeder will likely provide you with instructions and resources for proper home care, as well as documentation about the puppy's prior health care, vaccines, testing, etc.

How much does a TRD puppy cost?

When we receive emails asking this basic question on "how much does a puppy cost," I find it extremely difficult to answer this question due to the fact of the 4 different colours as well as the different quality of most puppies in any breed. <ost people want the "bottom line" price and that is difficult to say not knowing where on "earth" that we will be shipping the quality that person wants. The TRD can have puppies born with "no ridge" or a very small ridge. Some can have a DSC or known to many different breeds as the Dermoid Sinus Cyst. Some puppies will have crooked legs, short or curly tails when the breed standard clearly says a straight or curved tail set. A good and honest TRD breeder will always tell any new comer to the breed of what are the "shortcomings" of each and every puppy as well as its attributes. In Thailand the TRD puppy sold in the markets are the "pet quality" puppies of this breed. The range from $100 to $300. The better quality TRD puppies are sold mainly by the top breeders from $500 to $2000. 

The TOP TEN things to look for in a TRD puppy...
These are the TOP TEN questions you should be asking about in choosing your TRD.

(1)   Is the skull too large or too small? 
(2)   Are the ears too large or too small?
(3)   Is the tail straight or curled?
(4)   What is the rear angle of the hind legs like?
(5)   What is the type of ridge or lack of it?
(6)   Is the front straight or crooked?
(7)   What is the color... red, black grey or fawn?
(8)   What is the coat type or hair length?
(9)   Is the top line straight or roached?
(10) What is the temperament like?

Links, Videos, Stories, Top Ten List, and the cost of a TRD puppy

The TOP TEN list on the TRD.
These are the TOP TEN questions you should be asking about in choosing your TRD.

(1)   Is the skull too large or too small?
(2)   Are the ears too large or too small?
(3)   Is the tail straight or curled?
(4)   What is the rear angle of the hind legs like?
(5)   What is the type of ridge or lack of it?
(6)   Is the front straight or crooked?
(7)   What is the color... red, black grey or fawn?
(8)   What is the coat type or hair length?
(9)   Is the top line straight or roached?
(10) What is the temperament like?

"How much does a TRD puppy cost?" 


A puppy will cost from...
15,000 to 64,000 TB
$500 to $2,000 USD
£300 to £1,200 UKP
E500 to E1,500 EUR

The shipping depends on where you live. You need to fill out the "Contact Form" to get an estimate cost on shipping to your country.
  1. The cages cost 6400 Thai Baht to 8800 Thai Baht ($200-$300).
  2. The cost of a TRD puppy is up to color and quality. $100 to $2000
  3. The shipping cost is figured on the dimensional size of the cage.
A normal 4 month old puppy will be shipped in a medium size cage measuring 80 cm x 55 cm x 57 cm. and weighs seven kilos. In the USA, that size cage is 31.5" x 21.5" x 22.5" and weighs 15.4 pounds.

A normal sized TRD puppy at the 4th month normally weighs about 15 kilos or 33 pounds. A full grown TRD is from 16 kilos to 30 kilos or 35 to 66 pounds depending on male or female.

LOVE is in the air...♥ ♥ ♥ Mr. Ryan Lynch and Miss Jessica Shirley are in LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ Not only with each other, but with their two blue and black TRD.  Miss MARLEY is the result of a breeding we did here in Thailand on about the the middle of July and she was whelped (born) on September 15th. We waited the 4 months it takes to be able to ship her to them in LAX. They drove their own car from Pennsylvania to California to retrieve their new addition to their family on a week long adventure from about the 14th of January to 20th. Once home this is the result.. two very happy people and two very happy TRD. May you all live a long and fruitful life.

Chiang Mai Thai Ridgebacks and Baan Sakorn TRD presents to you... MIA & YARA
This is my good friend Mr. Leo Figueroa and his two blue TRD females Mia and Yara he got from us over the past two years doing a bit of training at home here in Chiang Mai.. Ask him about our other TRD as well as all of our of our current puppies. You can find him in Facebook under his name as well as our Facebook and Google + pages.. @ Baan Sakorn Trd, Thai Ridgebacks For Sale, Jet Jackson Sterling, Jeab Chobngan - Chiang Mai Thai Ridgebacks...

This is our list of TRD pups available. CLICK here to see all pups as of  24 Nov 2014

Here are showing a total of 20 puppies that DO NOT fight whilst they are feeding.
All the puppies are okay with my 3 cats as well.

WELCOME to Baan Sakorn TRD located in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand

21 years ago, in March of 1994, I came to Thailand on a well deserved holiday. On that first night when I arrived in Bangkok, I heard dogs barking outside my hotel room. The next morning I discovered 4 grey colored dogs running and playing in a courtyard of that hotel. There was a man washing his car and when I asked him the question.. it became on that day the question every TRD owner across the world are asked daily..

"What Kind Of Dog Is That?"

I knew in that instant, I had to have one, but then I realized I wanted more then just one.. The TRD story for me happened that day.. Now, over 2 decades I have given my life to this breed.. 

All of my TRD are registered with the Kennel Club of Thailand (KCTH-FCI).

Khun Jeab Chobngan promises to continue what I started in 1994.
She is in total control of all future breedings at Baan Sakorn TRD.

How it all began..

"Thai Silk" was the kennel name of the late Mr. Somsit Leelhausuwan in Bangkok. He had this totally marvelous Thai Champion stud dog called BLUE, but it was spelled as BULL. This same "Mah Thai Lung Arn" or in the English language a Thai Ridgeback Dog (or as I re-named them in 1994, a TRD just short for the "Thai Ridgeback Dog") as an advertising gimmick in all the dog magazines of that day in the USA because there wasn't yet the INTERNET as a tool to promote or advertise with. Most all of the BLUE TRD for the past 20+ years came from his TRD called BULL. Today, across the world, many people are using my simple term to call they own dogs of this breed.   

Remember this before you buy this breed of dog!
The TRD is NOT for everyone...

The above blue TRD is Thai Silk's BULL...

The Thai Ridgeback Dog has eight different ridge patterns:

What Kind Of Dog Is That???  

Meet my #1 BLUE female MISS POOKIE at 4 months and at 2 years..

4 months old on March 5th 2013 2 years old on Nov. 5th 2014

This all you will hear from everyone who sees your new Baan Sakorn puppy...And all you will say is this:

"This is a very ancient breed of dog bred ONLY in Thailand for the past 400 years. They are called in Thailand the "Mah Thai Lung Ahn" which if you translate into English they are called the "Thai Ridgeback Dog." And Jack Sterling decided to call the the "TRD" for short in 1994 as a way to advertize them in magazine before there was an Internet or social media sites like Facebook and Google +...

The two most desired colors in this breed of dog from Thailand...

Now are you thinking about buying a TRD?

Baan Sakorn is your best source of the Thai Ridgeback puppies...
The TRD is a tough, active, jungle-like dog that can be very fierce in nature and also can be very difficult to reckon with as new novice dog owner... These dogs are not for everyone. If you are to be a first time dog owner, I would strongly suggest you to forget about this breed until you are a wee bit more experienced in dogs and what they can do... Remember this is at least 10-12 years of your life too!

If you think this breed is right for you then call me for the "real ride" of your life... the Thai Ridgeback Dog
The TRD Rainbow... RED, BLUE, BLACK, and FAWN

L to R: Tony (RED male), Emma (BLUE female), BlackJack (BLACK male), and Lola (FAWN female)

To all of you who has that special interest in the Thai Ridgeback Dog from Baan Sakorn TRD, I hope you have enjoyed our photos. As you can see by these photos, we pride ourselves in having the finest TRD you will ever find. 

For the past 20 years, since I discovered this breed in Bangkok, I have continued to introduced to you on this website this "wonderfully incredible" and amazing breed of dog. The Thai Ridgeback Dog or Mah Thai Lung Arn, and they are called here in old Siam... I hope the TRD (and not a "TR or a TRB") will grace your homes and your lives for many a year after I am gone..

The Thai Ridgeback Dog breed comes in 4 different colors..BLUE, BLACK, RED, FAWN 
What we specialize in RED, BLUE, and sometimes BLACK...

Think of this before you buy...
The TRD breed may NOT be for you !!!
Do as much research as you can & ask any of our past TRD buyers or any buyer from any TRD breeder what they think of this breed. So, if you have decided that you want a TRD puppy from whomever, just remember that we are here to serve you the best we possibly can.

Over the past 20 years of breeding the Thai Ridgeback Dog, Jack Sterling TRD has be able to share his TRD with 100's of people to more than 20 different countries across the world. Many others have tried to copy him and this website. It seems that only jealousy, greed. and envy is what motivates many of these new people who try to copy him.