The Cambodian Razorback

Meet the Cambodian Razorback, a long-haired ridgeback dog native to a very small area of Cambodia. Its ridge is usually over 2 inches long and stands up like a mohawk along the back of the spine. Physically, they’re different from the other two known ridge-backed dogs in the region, the Thai Ridgeback and the Phu Quoc dog. Razorbacks are bigger, have a broader head, and their sword-shaped tail is bushy. Their coat is also longer than the other ridgebacks.

Razorbacks are a primitive breed, but they don’t have traits one normally associates with other primitive breeds. These dogs are friendly and good natured with their people, though they can get territorial with strangers.

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4 thoughts on “The Cambodian Razorback”

  1. This is a test. I changed the email address to the one I use to sign in of FB.

    • This reply is a test, Linda. Have you gotten this?

  2. First time I’ve heard the expression “primitive breed”. When you have time, how about an article on what constitutes a primitive breed and why they are called that? What are their opposites called? Cultured breeds? Civilized breeds?

    • Primitive breeds are those which are thought to have evolved with minimal intervention from humans and have remained largely unchanged from their original form.

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