Breeds - dog
| ||Indian Pariah||Other Names: Pie dog, Pi dog, Pye dog, Indian native dog, INDog
Appearance: Double coated medium sized dog with about 20-25 inches height. Common colours are spotted brown or dark and reddish brown. It is also found in black colours.
Region Where it’s Found: Widely found all across India.
| ||Rajapalayam||Other Names: Indian Sighthound
Appearance: Heavier boned large dog found in milk white, solid black and brown colors.
Regions Found: Southern parts of India
| ||Mudhol Hound||Other Names: Caravan Hound, Pashmi
Appearance: Found in various colours like fawn, fallow, red, cream, black, and mouse-grey. This Indian dog breed has long and narrow head broad between the ears.
Region Where it’s Found: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh|
| ||Rampur Greyhound||Other Names: North-Indian Greyhound
Appearance: 24″–27″ in length, deep chest, sprung ribs with a long tail slightly curving upwards.
Region Where it’s Found: Northern India|
| ||Chippiparai||Other Names: Indian Sighthound
Appearance: This is a medium sized dog having a fawn, reddish brown, slight black tinged coat, silver-grey, with limited white markings. They have a long curved tail.
Region Where it’s Found: South India|
| ||Kanni||Appearance: Black and tan in colour but limited white on chest and feet.
Looks similar to Doberman Pinscher.
Regions Found: Tamil Nadu|
| ||Gaddi Kutta||Other Names: Indian Gaddi, Gaddi Watchdog
Appearance: Muscular, deep chested Gaddi is athletic in nature with great speed. Thay are found usually with cropped ears.
Region Where it’s Found: Northern India.|
| ||Combai||Other Names: Kombai, Indian Bear Hound
Appearance: Looks more like Rajapalayam, this dog breed is red brown in colour with a black mask. They have strong jaws , savage temper and a tendency to be much more active.
Region Where it’s Found: South of India|
| ||Bakharwal||Ancient working breed. Bred for many centuries by the Bakarwal and Gujjar nomadic tribes as a livestock guardian dog and settlement protector. A recent study says that this species is on verge of extinction.
Appearance: This breed is comes from a cross of the Tibetan Mastiff and the Indian Dog. It has more hairs on ears, neck, back and on tail, and prefers colder climes
Regions Found: Found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India|
| ||Bully Kutta||Other Names: Bully or the Pakistani Bully.
Regions Found: Punjab region|
| ||Indian Spitz||The Indian Spitz is a spitz-type dog breed belonging to the Utility Dog group. It is very similar to the German Spitz in appearance but is roughly 1.5-2.5 inches shorter at the withers and weighs around 10-15 lbs less.
The Indian Spitz was one of the most popular dogs in India in the 1980s and the 1990s when India's import rules made it very difficult to import dogs of other breeds.|
| ||Jonangi||Other Names: Jonangi Jagilam or Kolleti Jagilam
Regions Found: Majorly found in separated state of Andhra Pradesh. Abundantly found in and around Kolleru Lake of West Godavari and Krishna Districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The Jonangi is not recognized by major kennel clubs in India, but this breed is being locally shown in beach festivals of Andhra Pradesh|
| ||Kaikadi||The Kaikadi is of the terrier dog breed, named after a nomadic tribe in Maharashtra, India. Kaikadi is a perfect watch dog as a result the nomadic life they lead watching over herds, They are also adept at hunting hare as well as vermin. The Kaikadi is best suited for large open areas, not urban home settings.
Regions Found: Maharashtra
Appearance: It may be white, tan and black. The Kaikadi is small (about 40 centimeters or less) with thin long legs, but powerful thighs and hocks and their tail is long and tapering, with a head that is long and thin with prominent eyes and long ears that stand erect when alert. The breed has short hair that requires little maintenance.|
| ||Kumaon Mastiff||Other Names: Indian Mastiff and Bulli,
Rare Molosser-type working breed of dog originating in Uttarakhand state of India. Originally bred as a watch dog and livestock guardian in the hills of Kumaon, this dog is rare even in the region of its origin
It is said that the dogs primitive ancestors were domiciled in the Kumaon region.
Kumaon Mastiff is a large dog with fairly lean, muscular, well-boned bodies. They have a large powerful head and a strong neck. They have a short, soft coat that always comes in brindle, ranging from dark to light shades. They may also have white markings. The average height of these dogs is 28 inches.
Their appearance has been described to be similar to old Great Danes.
They are aggressive dogs and need training. These dogs have great guarding ability and they show protective instinct from the strangers and intruders.
It is estimated that only 150-200 individuals of this breed exist in its country of o|
| ||Mahratta Greyhound||Description
This rare breed, unknown outside his native province of Maharashtra, is best described as resembling the smooth-coated Saluki, for he gives the impression of enduring speed coupled with active strength. Standing only 21 inches (53 cm) at the shoulder, the Mahratta is, however, slightly smaller than the Saluki. The Mahratta is a compact sighthound, well-muscled, deep-chested, and strong-backed. The common color pattern consists of dark blue and tan. The coat is short and provides good protection against the various Indian elements.
Uncertainty prevails over the Mahratta's lineage. Whether the Mahratta is a descendant of the Saluki or a localization of other indigenous Indian sighthounds remains the essential question. The Mahratta's small size, in relation to the Rampur and other Indian dogs, makes either Saluki heredity or a pure, ancient origin the most likely hypothesis concerning development. With exceptional speed and concentrated strength, the Mahratta is |
| ||Sinhala Hound||The Sinhala Hound or Sinhalese Hound is a breed of dog from Sri Lanka, and parts of India.
The skeletal remains of dogs from Nilgala cave and from Bellanbandi Palassa, dating from the Mesolithic era, about 4500 BC, suggest that Balangoda Man may have kept domestic dogs for driving game. The Sinhala Hound is similar in appearance to the Kadar Dog, the New Guinea singing dog and the Dingo. It has been suggested that these could all derive from a common domestic stock.
The Vedda people used the breed for hunting, and it was prized after the bow and arrow, so much so that the dogs were given away with daughters on their marriage.|
| ||Vanjari Hound||The Vanjari Hound is a breed of dog found in India. It is a greyhound-type dog used by the nomadic Vanjari of Maharashtra, primarily as a sighthound in hunting. However, it has also been used as a guard dog and a herding dog. The breed is currently at risk from interbreeding with other dog breeds.|