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This is PEMAI and she is now living in San Diego..

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 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 ThaiDog.com 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 @: BaanSakornTRD@gmail.com 
 

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 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. 

So, How much for a TRD in Thailand ?

The TRD puppy that are sold in the weekend and weekday markets in Bangkok are for sure the "Pet Quality" puppies of this breed in Thailand. They range in price from 3500 THB to 10,000 THB ($100 to $300 USD). The better quality TRD puppies are sold mainly by the top breeders from 15,000 THB to as high as 30,000 THB ($500 to $1000). As far as those TRD we all export out of Thailand, you can double that price. Holding on to then for 2 extra months or in the case of shipping to the UK or the EU countries that will take another 3-4 months longer, who pays for that? The buyer does of course. Only since I started shipping TRD all over the world.. many other have jumped into thegame... the cost is up to each breeder so be careful of what many claim they have across the world. 

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



 



"How much does a TRD puppy cost?" 

Answer...

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.



Meet Ruth Buntinx of Belgium woman who resides with her husband and 3 children in Vientiane, Laos. She bought a TRD puppy from another person who was just a "puppy seller" in a market. Within days the poor puppy died from parvo or distemper. Many so-called puppy sellers buy their puppy stock from Thai breeders just wanting to dump the poorer quality that they have and do not spend the money to vaccinate their pups. We make sure all of our Baan Sakorn TRD puppies have all 3 parvo/distemper shots as well as the rabies vaccine. We do not sell any pup until all the vaccines are in each puppy.We sell our puppies at the 3rd - 4th months and not before. All of out TRD pups come with registered papers from the Kennel Club of Thailand (KCTH).

Message #1 dated 9 Feb 2015
Dear Jeab and Jack, 

As you can see NALA arrived safe and sound in Laos. She is a real beauty, amazing! Thanks for taking care of her so good, we will take good care of her too!! 

Message #2 dated 16 Feb 2015
Dear Jeab and Jack,

After having Nala in our home for only one week, we would like to thank you once again for this amazing dog. We knew she would be a good buy, even without seeing her in real life and buying 'online', because I trusted and believed in you as good breeders after looking at your Facebook pages and your ThaiDog.com  website, plus chatting with you. But, she is even better then we had expected. She is simply amazing. A beautiful, kind, healthy, and strong puppy, already well trained and very social. You really are breeding great dogs! It is really funny, but all of our friends who meet Nala say the same thing: "Wow, she is so beautiful, and so soft (her fur is really soft to touch ;)) I am sure we will enjoy Nala for many years and years to come because we trusted in you both, thanks again!!

We hope to come and meet you both one day in Chiang Mai!

Have a nice evening,
Kind Regards
Ruth, Jan and kids: Vic-Cas-Julia-Anna AND of course Miss Nala!





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?

Above you can see our two top male TRD puppies in 2013  
"WINNER and PITAK" 
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
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.
LONG LIVE THE KING