The Thai Ridgeback is an ancient breed of dog formerly unknown outside of Thailand. They are also known as a Mah Thai Lang Ahn. The Thai Ridgeback is one of only three breeds that has a ridge of hair that runs along its back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. Eight distinctive ridge patterns have been identified. The Ridgeback is a muscular, medium-sized pariah-type dog with a wedge-shaped head, triangular-shaped prick ears, and a very short, smooth coat.
Thai Ridgeback, developed in medieval Thailand for guarding & hunting. It is comfortable in urban spaces, requires little coat maintenance, & handles heat well, but does not tolerate cold & is difficult to train.
The Cane Corso. A large Italian Molosser (Mastiff-type) breed, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, guardian and hunter, its name derives from "cane da corso", an old term for catch dogs used in rural activities (for cattle and swine;