Association of Thai Ridgeback Owners and Fanciers




Acceptable registries for the Thai Ridgeback at this time are the United Kennel Club (UKC), USA/Canada and Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), International countries. The Thai Ridgeback can also be recorded into the AKC-FSS stud book however since the breed is not fully recognized with the AKC these do not qualify as full registration papers and are not accepted by other registries as such.  Please be sure your dog is FULLY registered with the UKC or FCI as well as being entered into the AKC-FSS records. Recording your dog with AKC- FSS will help the Club move the breed forward to its final goal of full recognition.

THE THAI RIDGEBACK AND THE AKC-FSSThe Thai Ridgeback is currently an AKC-FSS breed and is part of the hound group. They are permitted to compete in All companion events and Lure coursing in the performance events. They are NOT yet permitted to compete in championship conformation shows, they can however compete in open shows that are essentially matches for AKC-FSS breeds.

According to the AKC-FSS as of December 2012 there were 142 Thai Ridgeback dogs enrolled and 43 dogs with 3 generation pedigrees.

The Thai Ridgeback is AKC-FSS and in order to move forward into miscellaneous then ultimately into full recognition the following criteria must be met.

From the AKC website.What is next? Guidelines For Registering a New Breed If the goal for your breed is AKC recognition please consider the actionitems below after your breed is in the FSS®. The recognition process begins with admission of the breed to the Miscellaneous Class.

· A breed entering the Foundation Stock Service® based upon being an established breed in a foreign registry must have reached full FCI recognition to be eligible to request Miscellaneous Class status.

· Create a breed standard that conforms to the Guidelines for Writing Breed Standards. Final approval is made by the AKC Board at the time the breed is approved for full recognition

· Form some active committees such as a rescue committee or a health committee, put on shows, and publish a quarterly newsletter. A committed AKC liaison is also keeping AKC updated on the club's various activities provides documentation of the fanciers' dedication to full AKC recognition. Current officer and membership lists must be on file with the AKC

· Encourage other fanciers to record their dogs with FSS®. A minimum of 150-200 dogs with complete three-generation pedigrees, owned by many different individuals residing invarious parts of the nation, must be recorded as part of the criteria for approval to move to the Miscellaneous Class. A club representing the breed must be in existence to request eligibility for the Miscellaneous Class. The more dogs you record with the FSS®, the more committed AKC believes the fanciers are to achieving full recognition. If the breed club has not submitted its breed registry for entry into FSS®, the club is required to do so when moving to the Miscellaneous Class. If more than one club exists, the selection of the Parent Club will occur prior to the breed being eligible for full recognition at which time the breed standard will be finalized.

· A dog must be enrolled in the AKC FSS® with a three-generation pedigree to be eligible to be entered and compete in the Companion Events.

· Stay in contact. The AKC moves forward with recognition of breeds whose fanciers want the breed to be recognized. The Parent Club must maintain a minimum of annual contact with the AKC providing updated membership lists, documentation of club business and activities. The breeders and exhibitors are to demonstrate ongoing interest and responsible breeding practices.

· Normally breeds remain in the Miscellaneous Class one to three years. Advancement to full registration willbe contingent on growth in enrollment of dogs in FSS and participation in AKC events. However breeds with 1,000 or more dogs enrolled in FSS® may be evaluated after six months in Miscellaneous, these breeds will remain in the Miscellaneous Class a minimum of 18 months. Breeds with less than 1,000 dogs will be evaluated at the end of each year in Miscellaneous When all criteria are met the information is presented to the AKC Board of Directors for approval to move to full AKC recognition and breed conformation competition

Request for the Miscellaneous Class will be contingent upon the following:

· A Parent Club has been selected to represent the breed. Parent Club selection will be based upon the documentation of: the club history and conducting of business, the participation in AKC Events by the membership and participation in AKC Meet the Breeds and RDOD.

· The Club has balloted the membership to seek AKC Recognition.

· A minimum of 150 dogs with three generation pedigrees are enrolled in the AKC Foundation Stock Service.

· The Breed Standard has been revised in accordance with the AKC Breed Standard Guidelines.

Request for Regular status will be contingent upon the following:

· The Constitution and By Laws has been reviewed by AKC Club Relations and is consistent with those recommended for Parent Clubs.

· The Club submitting documentation of holding Annual Meetings and Board Meetings in accordance with the Club Constitution and By Laws

· The Club submitting documentation of election of officers in accordance with the Constitution and By Laws including copies of ballots and results

· The Club submitting documentation of conducting events for the membership, which may include independent Specialty Shows, educational programs for the membership, participation in AKC Meet The Breeds and Responsible Dog Ownership Day events.

· The membership of the club is a minimum of 100 households, geographically distributed throughout the country.

· The minimum number of dogs enrolled in the AKC Foundation Stock Service has increased to a minimum of 300-400 dogs with three generation pedigrees in the case of breeds that entered the Miscellaneous Class with a minimum of 150 dogs.

· The participation in AKC Events is geographically distributed throughout the country with a minimum of 5different dogs owned by Parent Club Members earning a Certificate of Merit.

· The Club has conducted a minimum of one Open Show for Miscellaneous Class and FSS breeds. The Club may request to hold additional events geographically distributed throughout the country

· A minimum of one year has elapsed since entering the Miscellaneous Class unless the breed has over 1,000 three generation dogs when entering the Miscellaneous Class, then the club may request full recognition after six months.

More information can be found on the AKC website