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)

Greetings my friends and future TRD inquiries...

These are the FIVE best ways to contact us in person..
(1) Come to Thailand and meet us at our front door..
(2) Or call us by using 4 different Internet Apps
  • SKYPE and LINE @ (ID #
  • TANGO and 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 or call me by using one of these two methods and stop being a stranger.. I cannot help your fear, 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 many many testimonial posts from the many buyers this year, last year and for over 21 years..
    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. 

    We got this email recently from the very nice lady in Kuwait City, Kuwait. She got our very best female we called "Doe-May" from us about two months ago and she renamed her to be her princess "Kaleesi" in Arabic language. This is her email....

    Hi Jack and Jeab,

    Hope all is well, I have been been very busy with "Kaleesi." I have been out of town for the past few weeks for work and I just got back. I had to put "Kaleesi" in a pet care provider for boarding for the time I was gone and they were really good. It was good to socialize her with other dogs. She ran away two times from our house and I went looking for her like a crazy woman, but I did find her after only a half an hour. I was so scared I lost her. So, happy to have her back.

    One incident was when they left the door open the second one she jumped the fence!!!! Amazing dog.. I took her to the vet after I got her back and he said we have to give her the vaccine again which was a top up so to speak which I did. She has another one in April I will get you the name of the vaccine, but now, I don't think I will give it to her because the guy who had her in his care while i was away advised me against it. I thought I might ask you what you think I get what kind of vaccine is it. She is doing great, my testimonial is below.

    " I got my TRD female "Kaleesi" from Jack Sterling TRD about two months ago. I don't know how I could have spent my life without a TRD now that I have her. I've had different kind of dogs in our household in the past a "German Shepherd, a Chow Chow, a Rottweiler, and a Shitzu." But, there is nothing like a TRD. I have never seen a smarter or more loyal dog like this TRD. I did my research before getting a TRD where I saw an image of one on the Internet.

    After a long research, I met Jack Sterling online who is by far the most professional of them all. We spoke on the phone for several hours, and we got to get to know each other. He kept me updated weekly, if not every other day with videos and photographs of my puppy until it was time for me to get her. By that time, I felt I got to knew as well already. Everything Jack promised came true and in fact she was even better then I expected. My TRD came to me in great shape more beautiful than I had expected as well.

    Today, I am totally obsessed with her as my best friend, she goes everywhere I go. Now, I am thinking about getting a male TRD.. Get ready Jack : ) "

    Thanks again Jack and Jeab

    All the best to you both,

    These 15 TRD puppies are what is left from the 2014 puppies born
    from Sept. 8th to Dec. 25th and the 1st litter of 2015 born Jan. 25th 2015
    SL#1-3 BLUE MALE $500
    DOB 08/09/14 Name: Mick

    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#4-4 RED FEMALE $1000
    DOB 23/09/14 Name: Sienna
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    PL#3-2 BLUE MALE $2000
    DOB 16/09/14 Name: Gaddice
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    EL#6-5 RED FEMALE $1000
    DOB 01/10/2014 Name: Xanny
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#4-1 BLACK MALE $1000
    DOB 23/09/2014 Name: Stellar
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    PL#5-5 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 01/10/14 Name: Sawan Wop
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    PL#5-2 BLUE MALE $2000
    DOB 01/10/14 Name:Winster

    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#9-5 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name: ANN
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    EL#6-3 BLACK MALE $1000
    DOB 01/10/2014 Name: Will
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#9-2 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name: CATHY
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    BF#8-1 BLACK MALE $1500
    DOB 28/12/2014 Name: Jack Black

    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#9-3 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name:DONNA
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#9-6 BLUE MALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name: JAMES
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
    SL#9-4 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name:HEATHER
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850
      SL#9-1 BLUE FEMALE $2000
    DOB 25/01/15 Name: TINA
    Cost of/cage/shipping $850

    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 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 @

    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.

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

    The # 1 question from people who live in the UK, the EU that want to buy a TRD puppy is (and other island nations):

    "How do they get a younger TRD puppy into their UK or EU country?" 

    The answer is quite simple.. they CAN NOT! Not directly from Thailand. 

    If you come here at the 7-8th week from any other country you can carry the said chosen puppy in the "cabin of the plane" under your seat or in the "baggage hold"  (not in the cargo hold as there is a difference.) All people want their puppies as young as they can and I do agree I would as well. But the rules were set forth many years ago. No one can ship a puppy before the 4th month to most countries in the world. Now, to address the issue of sending a puppy of 4 months to the UK or the EU. You can not get a puppy shipped without having a "Rabies virus vaccine blood test" performed at the 4th month. Then on top of those 4 month you must add 3 more months (the 90 day wait).  

    Totaling in all SEVEN MONTHS from the time of birth or 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 7 months or older at the time of shipping.

    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.

    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?" 


    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  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.

    #3 Month Update... 

    Hey Jack and Jeab Sterling, here is our "Testimonial Letter" on the TRD we got from you!!!

    Jessica and Ryan Lynch checking in here.  Its been about 3 months since Marley's been with us and we couldn't be happier. Marley is the sweetest pooch ever and is becoming a very well trained dog.  I already have you obeying orders "with food of course" such as sit, jump and giving us high fives. She just brings us so much joy since January.  On top of that Marley and her older brother have become so close and seems to be really helping our male trd blossom into a better overall dog.  We are so glad we contacted you back in October about puppies. 

    Jack, the four puppies that I picked up at LAX, will always be a life changing memory in my heart. The 45 hour road trip from Philadelphia to LAX was the greatest experience to date in our lives.  We can gladly say that you gave us the best gift in the world. Not only is Marley adorable, but you made everything very easy to understand what needed to get done to bring her back to our home in Philly. We can only hope in another 12 years you'll be here with us to get another world class TRD.  

    Jack and Jeab you two folks are so wonderful to produce such great puppies for people all over the world. I think it was well worth every penny that it cost us in getting her all the way from Thailand.  

    Thanks again for everything. 

    Anyone looking for a Thai Ridgeback Dog as a pet or even a show dog you need to contact Jack Sterling in Thailand as like he says on his website he for sure has the best there is in the whole wide world. Not floppy eared puppies you see advertised from people in Europe, but the real thing, made in Thailand. If you have any questions from a Jack and Jeab TRD contact me and I can tell you what I experience in dealing with them. Not once did we fear about sending all the money up front to a guy around the world. Jack gave us everything we wanted in a pet at a very good price.

    PEACE to you both!!!
    Ryan and Jessica Lynch
    in Philly, PA  USA

    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

    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.