Best Indian dog breeds

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India has a rich history of dogs with many breeds originating from different parts of the country. Here are some of the most common Indian dog breeds

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Indian Pariah Dog


Rajapalayam, from Tamil Nadu, is a tall, lean dog bred for hunting and guarding. Known as Polygar or Indian Ghost Hound, it has a white coat and pink nose.


Kombai, or Indian Bore Hound, is a muscular dog used for hunting. They have short red coats and are powerful in appearance.

Mudhol Hound

Mudhol Hound, from Karnataka, is tall, lean, and comes in fawn, black, and brown shades. Used for hunting, it is also a great companion dog.

Himalayan Sheepdog

Himalayan Sheepdog or the Himalayan Mastiff is a large, powerful dog used for guarding livestock in the Himalayas. They have a thick coat for cold weather protection.

Indian Mastiff

Indian Mastiff, a powerful and large dog, is used for hunting and guarding. They come in white, black, and brindle shades and have a short coat.

Gull Terrier

Gull Terrier, a rare breed from India-Pakistan region, is a medium-sized muscular and agile dog with a short coat in white, black, or brindle. Known for loyalty, courage, and intelligence.

Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz is an agile, small-to-medium sized dog that originated in India. They have a thick white coat, are loyal, intelligent, playful, easy to train, and make great family pets.