Phu Quoc Ridgeback
The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a breed of dog from the island of Phú Quốc in Kiên Giang Province in southern Vietnam. It is one of three ridgebacked breeds,:195 the others being the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Thai Ridgeback. It is not recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale or any major kennel club.:195It runs fast, swims well, and can follow either a hot or a cold trail.:195A Phu Quoc Ridgeback won the Hanoi dog show in 2013.The breed was selected as the mascot for the 2018 annual Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City, symbolizing the lunar Year of the Dog as per the Vietnamese zodiac.
Also known as
This breed is also called Phu Quoc Dog as well as Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog.
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