Dog Breeds That Originated in India


The Pandikona is a medium-sized dog breed known as the "Indian Doberman." They are independent and excel at protecting homes, property, and livestock.


Kaikadi dogs, developed by the Kaikadi people of Maharashtra, are alert and athletic hunting dogs. Weighing 30-45 pounds, they excel at chasing rabbits and vermin.

Indian Spitz

The Indian Spitz, a small to medium-sized buddy, is playful and bold. Weighing 20-40 pounds, these fluffy dogs have a white double coat and can handle heat well

Mahratta Greyhound

This rare breed is somewhat unknown outside of its namesake native province of Maharashtra.

Vanjari Hound

The Vanjari hound (who’s sometimes referred to as the Banjara hound) is a medium to large-sized dog weighing from 50 to 70 pounds.


This South Indian sighthound is also known as the maiden’s Beastmaster, and they weigh between 35 and 50 pounds.

Gaddi Kutta

The Gaddi kutta or Gaddi dog is sometimes referred to as the Mahidant mastiff. These large dogs weigh between 70 and 100 pounds and have imposing, fluffy black and brown coats.


The intelligent Kombai, originally a hunting breed, excels as a guard dog. Weighing 60-80 pounds, they are generally healthy. These handsome dogs sport short, tan coats and black muzzles.

Bakharwal Dog

The Bakharwal, an ancient livestock guardian, weighs 85-130 pounds. With coat colors like sable, fawn, white, and black, these working dogs are courageous protectors.

Kumaon Mastiff

The Kumaon Mastiff, also known as Cypro Kukur, is a large and hard-working guardian dog from Uttarakhand.