Phu Quoc Ridgeback

USD $80-$120 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 255
Origin Vietnam
Other Names Beautiful Island Ridgeback, Cho Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Dog, Phu Quoc Greyhound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $80-$120
How much does it cost to purchase a Phu Quoc Ridgeback?
The price of a Phu Quoc Ridgeback will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $80 to $120 per Phu Quoc Ridgeback if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Phu Quoc Ridgeback through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 31-40 pounds (14-18 kg),
Female: 26.5-35.5 pounds (12-16 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm),
Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Protection.
Date of Origin 18th Century
Ancestry Vietnamese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse
Coat Colors Black, Dark Brown, Golden Brown, Reddish, Spotted, Striped, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Gold, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Pink, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Red, Sable, Black, Brindle, Silver, Blue, Cream
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and silky.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aggressive, Brave, Courageous, Daring, Dedicated, Independent, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Loyal, Productive, Sociable, Territorial, Trainable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Arthritis, Bloat, Hip Dysplasia, Joint Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Phu Quoc Ridgeback have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a rare breed of dog that originates from the island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam. It is a medium-sized, muscular dog with a distinctive ridge of hair along its back. The breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique appearance and loyal temperament.

Appearance: The Phu Quoc Ridgeback has a short, dense coat that can be either black or red in color. Its most distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair along its back which runs from the withers to the tail. This ridge should be symmetrical and should not have any breaks or kinks in it. The ears are triangular and erect, while the eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan for this breed is between 10-12 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 40-50 pounds and stand at around 20 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown. As mentioned above, they come in two colors – black or red – although some may have white markings on their chest or feet as well as tan points on their face and legs.

Personality: The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and will do anything to make them happy. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their families but can also be independent thinkers who like to explore new things on their own terms. They tend to bond closely with one person but will show affection towards all members of their family if given enough time and attention.

Friendliness: This breed is generally friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if socialized properly from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them over time so it’s important not to leave them alone with unfamiliar people until they’re comfortable around them first!

Temperament: The Phu Quoc Ridgeback has an even temperament which makes them great family pets as long as they receive enough exercise each day; otherwise they can become bored easily which could lead to destructive behavior such as chewing furniture or digging holes in your garden!

Health: This breed does not suffer from any major health issues but like all dogs it’s important that you keep up with regular vet checkups so any potential problems can be caught early on before they become serious illnesses later down the line!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed adapts well to both indoor and outdoor living environments provided there’s plenty of space for them to run around; however due to their size it’s best if you have a large backyard where they can play safely without getting into too much trouble! As pets these dogs make great companions who will always show you unconditional love no matter what life throws at you – plus they look pretty cool too!


The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a breed of dog that originates from the Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. The breed is also known as the Cao Ngu, which means "dog of the Nguyen Dynasty" in Vietnamese. The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a rare breed of dog and is considered to be one of the oldest breeds in existence. The breed was nearly extinct at one point, but has since become popular again.

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is thought to be descended from the ancient Chinese Shar-Pei. The Shar-Pei was brought to Vietnam by Chinese traders and eventually made its way to the Phu Quoc island. It is believed that the Shar-Pei was crossbred with local dogs on the island, which resulted in the creation of the Phu Quoc Ridgeback.

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback was first recognized as a distinct breed by the Vietnamese government in 1971. However, it was not until 1999 that the breed was officially recognized by international kennel clubs. The Phu Quoc Ridgeback remains a rare breed, but its popularity is slowly increasing.