Thai Bangkaew Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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OriginThailand flagThailand
Other Names
What other names does the Thai Bangkaew Dog have?
Bangkaew
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Thai Bangkaew Dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Thai Bangkaew Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Thai Bangkaew Dog?
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Thai Bangkaew Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Thai Bangkaew Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Thai Bangkaew Dog gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Thai Bangkaew Dog? How many Thai Bangkaew Dog are there in the world?
Average: The Thai Bangkaew Dog is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Size

Size
Is a Thai Bangkaew Dog small, medium or large dog?

How big do Thai Bangkaew Dog get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Thai Bangkaew Dog weigh? How much should the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Thai Bangkaew Dog?
Male: 40-44 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16–18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Thai Bangkaew Dog?
Male: 42 pounds (18–20 kg), Female: 39.5 pounds (16–18 kg)
Height
How tall is the Thai Bangkaew Dog? Thai Bangkaew Dog height:
Male: 18-22 inches (45-56 cm), Female: 17-21 inches (44-54 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Thai Bangkaew Dog?
Male: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (49 cm)

Thai Bangkaew Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Thai Bangkaew Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Waterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Thai Bangkaew Dog's coat?
WhiteGrayTanBrownRedBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Thai Bangkaew Dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Thai Bangkaew Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Thai Bangkaew Dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bangkaew?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Thai Bangkaew Dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Thai Bangkaew Dog every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Thai Bangkaew Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveDevotedProtectiveAgileIntelligentWatchful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Thai Bangkaew Dog? Is the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed dumb or smart?
Very smart: Thai Bangkaew Dog is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Thai Bangkaew Dog is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Thai Bangkaew Dog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Thai Bangkaew Dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Thai Bangkaew Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Thai Bangkaew Dog a good family dog?
High: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bangkaew need? Thai Bangkaew Dog social needs:
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bangkaew bark?
Average: The Thai Bangkaew Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Thai Bangkaew Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Thai Bangkaew Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Thai Bangkaew Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bangkaew? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Thai Bangkaew Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Thai Bangkaew Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Thai Bangkaew Dog has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Thai Bangkaew Dog? How much bite force does a Thai Bangkaew Dog have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Thai Bangkaew Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Thai Bangkaew Dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Thai Bangkaew Dog do?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Thai Bangkaew Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Thai Bangkaew Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Thai Bangkaew Dog roam?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Thai Bangkaew Dog have high prey drive?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Thai Bangkaew Dog indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Thai Bangkaew Dog be left alone?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Thai Bangkaew Dog temperament with other people:
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Thai Bangkaew Dog temperament with children:
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed live with a cat?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs get along with other dogs?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Thai Bangkaew Dog can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Thai Bangkaew Dog breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Thai Bangkaew Dogs good office dogs? Do Thai Bangkaew Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dogs be office dogs?
No
Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bangkaew temperament with senior people? Are Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Thai Bangkaew Dog see the vet?
Rare
The Thai Bangkaew Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs live? How old can a Thai Bangkaew Dog be? What is the age limit of the Thai Bangkaew Dog? How many years can the oldest Thai Bangkaew Dog live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Thai Bangkaew Dog?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Thai Bangkaew Dog: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Thai Bangkaew Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Thai Bangkaew Dog have? What is the activity level of the Thai Bangkaew Dog?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Thai Bangkaew Dog need? How much exercise do Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs require per day?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed need?
Thai Bangkaew Dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Thai Bangkaew Dog need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Thai Bangkaew Dog breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Thai Bangkaew Dog? How much food should I feed my Thai Bangkaew Dog?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Thai Bangkaew Dog risk for obesity:
Average: The Thai Bangkaew Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Thai Bangkaew Dog's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Thai Bangkaew Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Thai Bangkaew Dog drool?
The Thai Bangkaew Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Thai Bangkaew Dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Thai Bangkaew Dog be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Thai Bangkaew Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Thai Bangkaew Dog be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Thai Bangkaew Dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Thai Bangkaew Dog pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Thai Bangkaew Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Thai Bangkaew Dog have in a litter? How many puppies can the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Thai Bangkaew Dog have? How many puppies can a Thai Bangkaew Dog give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Thai Bangkaew Dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Thai Bangkaew Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Thai Bangkaew Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Thai Bangkaew Dog is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Thai Bangkaew Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Thai Bangkaew Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Thai Bangkaew Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Thai Bangkaew Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Thai Bangkaew Dog breed.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Thai Bangkaew Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Thai Bangkaew Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Thai Bangkaew Dog History

The Thai Bangkaew Dog is a Spitz type of dog that can trace its origins back to the village of Bangkaew located in the Bang Rakam District in the central region of Thailand. The breed is thought to have been developed roughly a hundred years ago.

According to a local legend, a respected monk named Luang Puh Maak Metharee in the Wat Bangkaew monastery was known for his mercy and care for all living things including animals. He was given a pregnant female by a local named Tah Nim from the village nearby. Because of the seasonal flooding in the area, it was believed that there were no male dogs with access to the region, and the locals presumed that the litter of four puppies was a result of a mating with other species like the Asiatic Wild Dog or a Golden Jackal. Fascinatingly, extensive DNA and chromosome studies of the breed were conducted and found that the Thai Bangkaew Dog is a mixture of the domestic dog and the now extinct Golden Jackal. It is believed that these initial four puppies later mated with herding dogs kept by the Song inhabitant tribe, who lived in the village of Huay Chan.

Initially, the Thai Bangkaew Dog’s purpose was to protect and guard property and its owners. Moreover, the breed was well-known after its signature bark used when the owners needed to be forewarned about something unusual. The selective breeding process was initiated in 1957, which started the development of what is known as the modern Thai Bangkaew Dog today. Later, in the 1970s, the Thai Bangkaew Dog’s numbers started to decrease drastically to the point, where the breed was on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, a veterinarian named Dr. Nisit Tangtrakarnpong got interested in the breed and made serious and well-planned breeding efforts in order to preserve and revitalize the breed.

Due to the lack of documentation about the breed, none of the major kennel clubs recognized the Thai Bangkaew Dog yet. However, provisionally, the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) has registered them within their ‘Spitz and other breeds’ category. On top of that, the breed is also very rare outside of its native lands. Nevertheless, the Thai Bangkaew Dog is known for its dominant nature and its loyalty towards its owners. Thus, they are often kept simply as family companions, but they are also used as intelligent and successful guards and watchdogs.

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Thai Bangkaew Dog Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Stride

    Feb 1, 2020, 6:20:58 AM:

    This website has one of the most accurate summaries about the Thai Bangkaew Dog, that I have seen. It has a clear and concise structure, instead of using long texts that other websites use. On the Thai Bangkaew Dog: Everything written here is 100%.

  • A

    Sep 8, 2019, 7:21:05 PM:

    The Bangkaews are precious. Independent, intelligent, loyal and cute as hell