India

 

Dog Breeds Originating From India:

Alangu Mastiff

BREED BASICS
Size: XX-Large 90-120 lb+ Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

The origin of the Alangu Mastiff can be traced back to parts of Rajasthan, the Bhawalpur area of Punjab, and the desert area of Kutch. Although this breed is rare it is most commonly...

Bakharwal Dog

BREED BASICS
Size:
X-Large 55-90 lb
XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

Since man began documenting his world through writing, painting, and sculpture; canine companions have been included in these written and visual records of the ancient world.  Th...

Bisben

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

Almost nothing is known for sure about the history of the Bisben.  All that is clear is that it was developed in the Himalaya Mountains, probably within Indian national borders,...

Chippiparai

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

In India, dog breeders have focused entirely on working ability until the last 50 years or so, especially in the case of working dogs.  Pedigree and pure blood was a very small c...

Combai

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: Varies From One Dog To The Next
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Varies From One Dog To The Next

 

The Combai was developed long before written records were kept of Indian dog breeding, and most of the breed’s history has been lost to time.  In fact, almost anything that...

Indian Spitz

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Jonangi

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Kaikadi

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Kanni

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Mudhol Hound

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Accompanying early traders, mercenaries, and invaders, the Mudhol Hounds ancestors came from central and western Asia, arriving in India via the mountainous Khybur Pass. A key trade a...

Rajapalayam

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