Thai Ridgeback Dogs come in 4 colours..
The TRD Rainbow... RED, BLUE, BLACK, and FAWN

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

Shipping a TRD to the USA is very simple and it takes 24 hours from my home in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand to Bangkok, a 1 hour flight and then in a few hours the pup is flown to Korea in a 6 hour flight for re-fueling of the aircraft and the an 11 hour flight to LAX in the USA... About 6-7 hours on the ground in all 4 airports just in the "waiting mode." ... In all it is about 25 hours in the airline crate. When shipping to the east coast of the USA then the flight is going east from Thailand over the Himalayas into Europe flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Frankfurt or Amsterdam and then on to Toronto, NY, DC, Atlanta, Orlando and Miami. Thanks for reading.

Here is our second "BLUE" litter of 2015
Photo #1 was taken at only a few hours and photo #2 was taken at 3 days.

We have 8 blue puppies (6 males and 2 females) whelped on August 30th
and they can ship out on December 31st. So far, 2 are spoken for..

Our current blue TRD puppies are now 17 days old. We have 8 blue puppies (6 males and 2 females) that were whelped on August 30th and they can be ship out on December 31st. Please fill out the contact form on this site. Pay a deposit if you want 1 of these puppies at years end.

Greetings my friends and future TRD inquiries... 
Welcome to Baan Sakorn TRD producing the very best TRD for over 21 years.

The first question is where do we live...??
We live near Chiang Mai's 'Ping River' which runs between Hang Dong and Saraphi villages. It is about 16 kilometers from the Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) or about 20 kilometers from the 700 old city of Chiang Mai which is the second largest city in Thailand. (See the Map below) You can stay at your choice of three different resorts.

(1) Marndadee Heritage River Village about 3-4 kilometers away.
(2) Baan Nam Ping Resort just 600 meters away.
(3) Villas Roi Buri Resort only 200 meters away.

All three are excellent places to enjoy your stay while picking out your TRD puppy.

Google Maps

The second question is normally "HOW MUCH" for a TRD puppy...??
Do houses, cars, horses, airplane tickets, or a bag of food cost the same?? Do not think all TRD are the same price. They vary in price same as all wages are different. From free to whatever the market will pay.

Lets say a good blue TRD is $2000. To some people that is okay and to one guy in Florida it was just too much.. Lots a great folks wanting a TRD and many who are not nice people wanting as well.. It is hard to know people in just one email only asking HOW MUCH?? My daddy would say if you ask how much most likely you can't afford one!

Then I will ask you 4 questions...

(1) What colour do you want?  RED, BLACK, FAWN or BLUE??
(2) What sex do you want male or female??
(3) What quality do you want... Breed quality or Pet quality??
(4) And last I ask you... what do you want to spend??

For over 21 years I have seen these TRD in all 4 colours go for as low $200 and as high as $4000. It's all depending on the quality, colour, and structure. The average cost for a good quality breeder TRD is about $2000 plus or minus. The cage and shipping is extra. Also the prices all vary due to what country you live in. The EU, UK, NZ, and AUS, and all "island" nations are for sure a lot more money due to the mandatory blood test and 90 waiting period that those countries demand. All other countries are easier for sure.

These are the 2 best ways to contact us in person..
(1) Come to Thailand and meet us at our front door in person..
(2) Or call us by using 2 different Internet Apps below in person..
  • SKYPE (ID #
  • WhatsApp (ID # +66-81-716-0420)
I just had a recent inquirer tell me she didn't trust sending money to a stranger. So, I told her come see me in person and stop being a stranger or call me by using one of these two methods and again stop being a stranger.. I cannot help your fear in speaking or meeting new people, but I can try to help you feel better about sending the money it will cost to get a TRD from us.. We have scores of buyers who will tell you their experiences as well in sending your money to us in getting a new TRD.. Read our any testimonials from the many different buyers this year, last year and for over 21 years..

I can promise this to everyone. I will NOT sell anyone a TRD oe puppy without filling out our Contacts Page first. Or will I sell a TRD to anyone without a SKYPE or a WHATSAPP call before we do any sort of business. No TIRE KICKERS please..

We want only sincere and honest buyers who want the very best in this breed.

Some of our recent buyers...

Nicole and Shane are planning to get married. They wanted a baby. Shane called me and asked me if I have a super fine blue female Thai Ridgeback Dog one year ago. I told him I had several and he picked out a very nice blue female called INDIGO. They got her at 4 mo. of age and as you can see here all three in this family are very HAPPY..

Meet Miss Jessica Shirley and Mr. Ryan Lynch are also planning on getting married and they have two awesome TRD. They totally love the breed. These two couples can tell you what they think of our TRD from Baan Sakorn TRD.

Our newest testimonial 

Meet WINNER #2 who is currently living with his new owners the Kees Van Wingerden family in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hello Jack & Jeab,

Winner and Navinee have been with us in their new home now for about four days and they are doing great ! When we return from our daily walks, they already know exactly where they live, pulling us straight to our (their !) home. Winner is already the "King of the pack" and when ever he hears something out of the ordinary he rushes outside into the yard to protect his home / territory. Of course, Navinee follows him immediately. I think Navinee is perhaps the sweetest dog we have ever had... extremely affectionate to all of us (but not to strangers) and so easy to handle.

It is quite amazing how fast they both are in adapting to their new environment and new "rules and regulations" we set forth to them. We were somewhat concerned about how they would do with our little pug dog, but now after 4 days they have no interest in that small dog whatsoever and they just let her be. In the beginning, our older TRD, Julie did not want anything to do with them, avoiding them all the time. Whenever she could she would flee upstairs to be away from them. Now, after only 4 days (and us not allowing her to avoid them), she's doing really well and slowly accepting their presence. Navinee wants to play with her, but she's not yet comfortable enough to do that, but I'm sure in about a week or so they will be playing and running around the yard together.

We again want to thank you both for selling us these two most incredible creatures to us. We all just love them so much and will recommend anyone who wants the very best in this breed to you both. Getting a TRD from Jack and Jeab is the best we could have done. We have been to their home in Thailand to see all of their dogs and how they are raised and saw top quality dogs raised in a top quality fashion. Any rumors or negative stories we were told from people who have by the way have never been to meet them both in person were quickly dispelled. We are extremely pleased in getting our TRD from Baan Sakorn TRD and may buy even more in the future.

Kees Van Wingerden
Dutch TRD


Meet TINA our "Pick of the Litter" FAWN TRD puppy from the January 25th 2015 litter. Plus her four blue sisters also available for sale. If you any one of these marvelous puppies, please fill out our all new contact form located here and at the top of this page
What's for sale? as of September 2015 is growing.. Look for new TRD litters in 2015, 2016, and 2017 from:

In Thailand...(1) Jeab Chobngan TRD @ Thai Ridgebacks For Sale in Facebook
In England....(2) Barry Fenwick TRD @ Barry Fenwick TRD in Facebook

In Holland....(3) Kees van Wingerden TRD @ Dutch TRD in Facebook

This is a 21 year observation in picking out a breed able TRD puppy...
At what age can you reasonably guess on a TRD, as a breeder for your next generation of puppies?

8 weeks ? or 12 weeks ?? or 16 weeks ???


When can you smell the flower? The best time to pick a "breeder" TRD is at 6 to 8 months.

Cause it has matured enough to see all the faults. NO ONE knows what a puppy will turn out to be at such a early age as a wee tiny puppy. They all look cute at that age, but to be sure on the structure, the movement, the over all temperament.. your "pick puppy" in any good breeding should be as old as a 6-8 month old for sure. I have seen the TRD other people calling themselves a "TRD breeder" are using and I must say I am so glad I have the TRD I do have. You will not find finer or better TRD then right here in Chiang Mai Thailand and from the good Thai breeders who have sold us our TRD over the past 20 years.

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 12 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 very first time 47 years old Jack Sterling held his first BLUE TRD called SAKORN. 20 years later, 67 year old Jack Sterling is shown holding his favorite blue male APPLE PIE.

Jack's 1st TRD.. SAKORN lived a amazing life for 13 years & 355 days. He was the dog that inspired the term TRD in 1994. 
October 25 1993- October 15th 2007
Jack's 2nd TRD.. NAVINEE lived only one year, but it to was a amazing year. The US Capitol.. in 1994 was the backdrop of the Cherry Blossom Rare breed dog show where the 1st TRD in the USA were shown for the 1st time.

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
The only way to contact us and buy a TRD is through SKYPE. Contact us at our SKYPE ID @

What are the rules on shipping TRD to most countries across the world?

All TRD must have their needed vaccines including the rabies vaccine at 90 days or the 3rd month. Then an automatic wait of 30 days before we can ship any said puppy to whatever country you reside in. OR you can come here to get your puppy at the 7th to 8th week and carry it home with you in the cabin of most airliners as your "carry on luggage. Shipping to the USA is the quickest way to LAX in Southern California.

What are the rules on shipping to all UK and EU countries?

No one can ship or transport any dog or puppy of any breed to the UK or and other EU country until a blood test is done and then a "90 day wait" or quarantine. 

The blood test is required in all UK and EU counties and most "island nations" as well. (AUS, NZ, Japan, Madagascar, La ReUnion, to name a few.) then comes a 90 day self quarantine in a approved boarding facility or in ones home.
The soonest any person in any EU or UK countries can get a TRD from Thailand is by the 7th month after whelping. 
This is how it works for all UK and EU countries: 
  • (1) 1st parvo / distemper vaccine is given at the 6th week. (42 days)
  • (2) 2nd parvo / distemper vaccine is given at the 9th week. (63 days)
  • (3) 3rd parvo / distemper vaccine is given at the 12th week. (84 days)
  • (4) 1st rabies vaccine is also given at the 3rd month. (90 days)
30 days after the 1st rabies vaccine is given the vet here in Thailand will draw blood to convert it into a serum. That serum is sent to a vet in the UK that tests it for the rabies antibodies. It will pass for sure.

Now, starts that "90 wait period" that is required by all countries in the UK and the EU. At the end of that 90 day wait period the said puppy can be shipped into the UK or any EU country. 

There is NO OTHER WAY. The TRD puppy will be at least 6-7 months or older at the time of shipping. 

Now, comes the question you all want to know: 

How much does a TRD puppy cost? 

From $300 to $3000 .. depending on the colour and quality is the answer.

When we receive emails asking this basic question on "How much does a puppy cost," I find it extremely difficult to answer this question right away, due to the fact that there is 4 different colours as well as two to three different qualities in most puppies of any breed. Most people want the "bottom line" price and that is difficult to say not knowing where on the "earth" that we will be shipping... the quality that you want. 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.. the breed standard clearly says a straight or curved tail set. A good and honest TRD breeder will always tell any new potential buyer of a TRD puppy of what are their "shortcomings" of each and every puppy as well as its attributes.

The TOP TEN things to look for in a TRD puppy...

(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


"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.

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 again 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 later 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?

Above you can see our two top male TRD puppies in 2013  
Today, Mr. WINNER is our very best male in our kennel.
Below you will see the puppies "WINNER" has so far.. 2015

Breeding your show or breed quality female TRD ..

The breeding cycle of this breed is in most cases only once a year. When a female comes into her first "heat cycle"
(or in doggie lingo her "estrus") The very first "estrus" is about the 8th month. PLEASE do not breed your female TRD that early. Wait at least a full 2 years before you decide to breed your breed or show quality female TRD. If you do not plan to breed your female you can have her "spayed" or fixed to not reproduce at about the 6th to 12th month. 

All depends on you and what you want to do. Breeding a TRD is a very big decision for sure as it is extremely time consuming after the 3-4 week after the dam (mother) wants to stop feeding the pups and your job now kicks in. After you start feeding your puppies this will last until you find homes for them. Try to line up buyers before you actually breed them as I know all too well how difficult it is to sell this breed to the right people. 

This is not an easy breed to sell with 100's or 1000's of people wanting them. The TRD is extremely rare to the general public today and finding the right sort of buyer is not easy. Be ready to say NO to many of those wannabe buyers thinking it is a way to make money. I have a age limit of no one under 25 since most are not mature enough handle a TRD and no one over 65 cuz they are just too old to really handle a TRD. Once you discover the nature of what a TRD puppy is like alone and then again with it's siblings.. most first time breeders say these two words..
NEVER AGAIN. They are a handful for sure and many cannot handle the fighting between the siblings or any other puppy. 

This is why I always say... 
Think before you buy a TRD if you can handle one... These are jungle dogs and now a "watered down" mix bred or domestic breed you are aware of.. 

The TRD breed may NOT be for you !!!

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

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...

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.

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.