Native Dog Breeds of Vietnam Dog Show featuring the Phu Quoc Ridgeback and the Hmong dog breeds held in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi. April 23 / 24, 2016. The Native Dog Breeds of Vietnam Club held their annual Vietnam Native Dog Championship Dog Show 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam (capital city of Vietnam). The two day event showcased two of the native dog breeds from Vietnam: the Phu Quoc Ridgeback and the Hmong dog breeds. There is a third native breed from Vietnam called the Bac Ha dog but was not featured in the show.

The Hmong is a breed of dog that originates from the ethnic people living in Hà Giang Province located in the highlands regions of Northern Vietnam. Where the Phu Quoc Ridgeback dog breed originates from the Southern island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The Phu Quoc dog is part of only three breeds in the world that have a distinctive ridge or ‘swath’ running along the top of the spine of their body. This ridge is created by fur growing in a different direction from the body. There are two other Ridgebacks, the Thai and Rhodesian Ridgeback from Thailand and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, Africa) respectively.
A Hmong Dog

Me Thu Cung, Vietnam’s only pet magazine, was invited to attend this event and was proud to talk to the organizers, dog breeders and the many admirers of these two native dog breeds of Vietnam. And, of course, get very up-close to the dogs and watch them perform in the two rings of the dog show. Both breeds are attractive, strong and very intelligent.

Tuoi Tre Online, the online version of the biggest newspaper in Vietnam, was also in attendance and published an article of the event, written and with photography…

by Ms. Khanh Ngoc

An English translation of the Tuoi Tre Online article can be found here….