FAQ about the Phu Quoc Ridgeback breed

General Information and FAQ about the Phu Quoc Dog

Overview of the Phu Quoc Dog Breed
The Phu Quoc dog is considered a primitive hunting hound and is a rare breed both inside and outside of Vietnam. After the Vietnam war, the breed was close to extinction and only numbered in the few hundreds on Phu Quoc Island. With conservation efforts, their number rose to 700-800 pure breds in the past few decades. Currently, there are only a few thousand documented pure bred Phu Quoc dogs world-wide.

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This site is for lovers and owners of the rare Vietnamese Phu Quoc ridgeback dogs.

For the longest time, I have heard my father talk about a type of dog than is able swim, climb trees, catch fish, catch mice, guard the house and follow its owner's command to a tee. He talked of its intelligence, wildness and rarity. He said that it was a dog native to Phu Quoc, in our home province of Kien-Giang, in Southern Vietnam. Our family in Vietnam had two such dogs and he constantly praised them for their intelligence and loyalty.