Native Indian Dog Breeds – The Complete Guide to All Indian Dogs

Gull Terrier

The Gull Terrier, an ancient terrier breed from India and Pakistan, has similarities to British Bull Terriers in appearance and ancestry.

Gull Dong

The Gull Dong, a rare Indian breed (or possibly from Pakistan), is also known as the Indian Bulldog or Bully Gull Terr.

Kumaon Mastiff

Also known as the Cypro Kukor, the Kumaon Mastiff is a fierce molosser-type dog originally from the Uttarakhand state of India.

Sinhala Hound

The Sinhala Hound is a dog breed that originated from Sri Lanka and several regions of India. The early history of these dogs are unknown, and the exact location of where they came from is still being debated today.

Mahratta Greyhound

Mahratta Greyhounds are one of the rarest Indian dog breeds, even in their native country. In fact, it’s rare to see these dogs outside their native province of Maharashtra (western India),

Vikhan Sheepdog

The Vikhan Sheepdog is an Indian breed that very few locals have ever heard of. They originated from the Himachal Pradesh region of northern India.


The Chippiparai dog is perhaps the most famous and popular dog breed to originate from India. They’re the dog breed most people imagine of when they think, “Indian dog.”

Rampur Greyhound

The Rampur Hound is a dying breed of dog originating from the West Bengal area of India. Despite this, they’re some of the most iconic dogs to come out of India. And while they are rare.


The Kombai is an Indian dog found in the Tamil Nadu region of India. They were bred for hunting boar, deer and bison. And because they’re a breed that most resemble the dogs from the terrier group.