Date of Issue: 1st September 2006
Designs: Illustrates the activities of Khun Tongdaeng and her family, the famed pets of H.M. the King.
Tongdang (family name: Suvarnnachad), a female municipal dog, is the 17th dog owned by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Tongdang was born on a sub-road, by a Medical Center, on Rama IX Road, on Saturday, November 7, 1998, as one of a litter of 7 puppies – Tongdaeng, Lamun, Kalua, Nun Koro, Koso (female) and Tonglueng (male).
“Daeng”, Tongdaeng’s mother, was a stray on Rama IX Road. A medical doctor presented Tongdaeng to His Majesty the King when the King presided over the Opening Ceremony of Rama IX Medical Center. At that time, Daeng was ill and unable to care for her pups adequately. His Majesty took tongdaeng to the Palace where she was adopted by “Mali”, the King’s dog, who, herself, had just had 9 puppies the day before Tongdaeng was taken to the Palace.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2000, Veterinary Surgeon Noppakit Chantik performed the delivery of a litter of 9 puppies at the Veterinary Faculty Clinic, Kasetsart University, to Tongdaeng by Tongtae, a Basenji dog, also raised by His Majesty. The 9 puppies were Tongchompunut, Tongyod and Tong-att (female), and Tong-ake, Tongmuan, Tongtat, Tongphu, Tongyip, and Tongnoppakun (male).