|Some of our recent buyers...
A comment from Kevin S. in San Francisco about his TRD called MR.BIG and one from Justin in Sacramento, CA about his new TRD female called Lanna Thai...
My TRD we call Mr. Big turned 8 years on Oct. 28, so my young (20-something) twin daughters dressed him up in a Halloween outfit--SUPER HERO DOG, HE LOVED IT.
I read the latest testimonial on your website from the 44 year old father and recent TRD owner... I can relate to all those behaviors as Mr. BIG shows all the same.
He has mellowed, slightly, but remains king of the canine domain here at our house. This has proven to be a costly realization for us, as over the years all other (5) dogs have been put in their place by way of bites. Contrast this aggressive TRD nature with the sweet, gentle TRD manner, and you have a fair instruction manual for prospective TRD owners.
Mr. BIG remains healthy and buff, and still turns heads as we walk down the street.
"What kind of dog is that?"
Here is our last sold TRD from the January 25th 2015 litter ..
Baan Sakorn's Mai Lanna Thai
To whom it may concern when looking for a TRD.
We picked our TRD up from Los Angeles about a week ago and what a week it's been!
I'm a 44 year old husband/dad and have had a dog most of my life, but never anything like the Thai Ridgeback… she's simply amazing.
I feel like anything I say at this point will be perceived like the words of any parent gushing on about how advanced, intelligent and special their child is, but I tell you it's the truth! Comments received so far include everything from the wondrous, "what kind of dog is that?", to a lady that stopped in her tracks at Petsmart to alert me several times, "that dog has human eyes".
Yes she is beautiful, intelligent and remarkably expressive, but I am also now keenly aware of exactly what is meant by the mantra, "these dogs are NOT for everybody."
In the short time I've spent with this dog, I can say with a great deal of confidence that these dogs are most certainly NOT for everyone. For starters, you must have long, consistent patient discipline and time to spend with them to break through their initial apprehension and earn their affection (snacks don't hurt) - at least that was the case for me. And it's much easier said than done. This dog is the fastest, craftiest, most cunning and willful animal I have ever seen.
The first time I put her on leash she would not budge in any direction I was inclined to move in. she waited for just the right moment, slipped her collar like a pro with a plan and trotted off triumphantly! I spent well over an hour going through every method, trick and emotion known to man while she blissfully and effortlessly stayed just out of reach. Forget about using speed or guile by the way. Very close was all my efforts got me. You might as well chase after a deer in the woods. It wasn't until I had long past desperation and was feeling very near the point of defeat and turned my back in complete frustration that she decided to end the fun. She ran up beside me and has been my shadow every since. No kidding.
When I go into a room she follows then turns and lies down with eyes on the entrance. As sweet and pretty as she is, she doesn't show any fear towards strangers, but she is very clear about the fact that she has no interest in being petted or even approached too closely by them no matter how gentle, sweet or kind.
No idiotic barking and she hasn't been overly aggressive with other dogs. She is fine with meeting and greeting other dogs so far, but she definitely asserted ownership of our home and her bone the first chance she had. My 10 year old 105 lb retriever got on great with her until he approached her bone and was met with instant growl and gleaming long white vampire-like k-9 fangs . He paused, but then remembered that this is his home and he's the big dog. When he lumbered on towards the bone he was authoritatively snapped at by those perfect and lightning fast scissored teeth!
No blood was drawn, but the message was delivered and received loud and clear. Our 50 lb Ridgeback now rules the roost. She needs lots of exercise, but is happy to pay for it with the most expressive eyes and playful kisses. She pouted about going into her crate and even pushed my finger out with her nose when I tried to console her, but she's settling down now that she knows that going into the crate is just an overnight experience, no more planes. She's home.
I want to thank most of all, Derek Luczyski and his wife in LA for allowing me to take her as it was not working out for him and their French Bulldog female. I know they were bonding fast with her and I had to take her quickly before they changed their minds. They truly are good people to trust me with her. And of course many thanks to Jack Sterling and Jeab Chobngan in Thailand for raising such wonderful Thai Ridgeback Dogs. Without these 4 people I would not be blessed to have the TRD in my life. Thank you all for believing in me.