Top 10 Best Indian Dog Breeds | Top 10 Indian Dogs

You live in India or any other country and you love Indian dogs and you are thinking about to adopt an Indian dog, here is a list of “Top 10 Best Indian Dog Breeds”. I am sure this list will help you to choose the perfect dog according to your needs. Here are the top 10 best dogs in this list and that dogs are Indian Spitz, Rajapalayam, Kanni, Indian Pariah, Chippiparai, Kombai, Rampur Greyhound, Mudhol Hound, Pandikona and Kaikadi. In this list, all are excellent Indian dog breeds but some breeds are Endangered.
Top 10 Best Indian Dog breeds

1. Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz dog picture

Indian Spitz is a small to medium-sized Indian dog breed. Indian Spitz dogs also known as “Indian Pomeranian” because these dogs look like Pomeranian dog.

This dog breed was one of the most popular dog breeds during the 1980s to 1990s. In Today's time, this breed is not much popular in Indian because of the import of foreign dog breed. During the 1980s to 1990s import of foreign dog breeds was quite difficult because of not proper transport facility or trend.

Origin of Indian Spitz is not completely from India, there is a roll of German Spitz in their origin. Indian spitz is officially registered in KCI (Kennel Club Of India). Indian Spitz is the best for a small and large Indian apartment as well as home and flats.

Characteristics:

  • Their nature is very friendly with the family members.
  • These are the best dog breed in approx all Indian climatic conditions.
  • These are the best Indian dog breed for home, apartment, and flats.

2. Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam dog picture

Rajapalayam dogs also known as Indian Sighthound and Poligar hound. Rajapalayam is a Purebred dog breed. This is a large-sized dog breed. A story is very famous about Rajapalayam dogs in India. Once about 4 Rajapalaym dogs killed a tiger to save their owner from the tiger.

This story proves that Rajapalayam is a very loyal and protective dog for our family. This is the best dog breed for a family.

Many breed historians believe that there is a roll of Rajapalayam dogs in the origin of dalmatian dog breed. In India, Kashmir police also use these dogs on the border. They have a short coat that’s why their grooming is too easy.

Characteristics:

  • These are the best hunting dogs in India.
  • These are the best dogs for guarding and protection.

3. Kanni

Kanni dog picture

Like many other Indian dog breeds, Kanni dog breed is also a rare dog breed. These are royal Indigenous hound dogs. This breed is much more popular in the Tamil Nadu region.

In ancient times, people use these dogs mainly for hunting. Kanni dog may be a good option for you if you want to adopt the best Indian guard dog. These are also very popular for their extreme loyalty behavior.

These dogs can survive easily in all climatic condition except cold. If you have Kanni dog then take care of them in the winter season.

Characteristics:

  • Kanni dog breed is a healthy dog breed. They don’t get sick easily so their maintenance cost is too low.
  • These dogs are easily trainable.

4. Indian Pariah/Desi Dog

Desi Dog picture

Indian Pariah dog is an intelligent dog breed. Many people and dog breed historians believe that the origin of these dogs is more than 15,000 years old. This is true, these dogs are being with us from an ancient time. Their origin is from India and in India, more than 29 million pariah dogs live.

These dogs mostly found in the streets because of being in the street we also known these dogs as street dogs. Many people use these dogs for herding and hunting.

Characteristics:

  • These Indian breed dogs are very intelligent and friendly because of this, they are easily trainable.
  • Their immune system is very strong and the best dog breed for Indian apartments and homes.
  • Best dog breed in Indian climate. They can survive in all climatic conditions.

5. Chippiparai

Chippiparai dog picture

Chippiparai is an intelligent and good watchdog breed. In ancient times, people use these dogs for hunting animals like wild boar, rabbits, deer, etc. These are sighthound dogs. They are very alert dogs from strangers. They don’t like strangers.

These 5 dogs together can kill the tiger. Origin of these dogs is from Chippiparai (city of Tamil Nadu) that’s why these dogs name is Chippiparai. In today's time, many people in India use this dog for home guarding. These are one of the best Indian guard dogs.

Characteristics:

  • They are very fast runner dogs.
  • They are extremely good at hunting.

6. Kombai

Kombai dog picture

Kombai dogs known for their skills like guarding, excellent strength, strong jaws, etc. Kombai breed is one of the ancient Indian dog breeds. Their origin is from Kombai city. This city is in Tamil Nadu.

Their existence is 450 years old or more. In ancient times, people use these dogs for hunting deer, bison, wild boar, rabbits, etc.

These dogs come in the category of hunter dog. These are loyal family pets. These are active dogs so they need regular exercise.

Characteristics:

  • Kombai is a very aggressive dog but they are very friendly with their family.
  • Kombai is extremely loyal and intelligent Indian dog breed.

7. Rampur Greyhound

Rampur Greyhound dog picture

Rampur Greyhound gets their name from their origin place Rampur, Rampur is located in Tamil Nadu. This breed developed by Rampur nawab, by the crossbreeding of English Greyhound and Afghan hound.

Maharajas used to use these dogs for hunting leopards, big cats, jackals, and rabbits.

Characteristics:

  • These dogs are the best Indian hunting dogs.
  • These are very protective dogs for families.

8. Mudhol Hound

Mudhol Hound dog picture

Mudhol is completely Indian dog breed, there is no role of foreign dog breeds in their origin. Mudhol hound dog breed is an ancient dog breed.

These dogs are also known as Caravan Hound. They mostly found in the Karnataka region of India. Their breeding happens in India that’s why they are very friendly with Indian climatic conditions.

Mudhol Hound because of their loyal nature they can become a good watchdog and guard dog. These dogs are not good for apartments and flats. These dogs need training from an early age.

Characteristics:

  • Their eye vision is extremely good.
  • These are very energetic dog breeds.

9. Pandikona

Pandikona dog picture

Pandikona dog breed comes in the category of intelligent dogs. Before some years ago in villages, people use these dogs for hunting. They are very protective dogs for their owner and family. Their life span is very good than other dog breeds. We can train them very easily. They don't need daily training. They can survive easily with homemade foods.

Characteristics:

  • They can easily survive in approx all climatic conditions.
  • These dogs mostly found in the street that’s why their immune system is very strong.

10. Kaikadi

Kaikadi dog picture

Kaikadi dog is a perfect guard and watchdog. These dogs are not good for flats, small apartments and urban areas. These are the best dogs for the village, farms, large apartments, and houses. Because of the short coat, their grooming is easy.

Characteristics:

  • These are best watchdog.
  • They are very friendly dogs.

Conclusion:

This list is about “Top 10 best Indian dog breeds”. These all are the best Indian dog breeds for home. Here we tried to give you the best result in this list. Share with us which one Indian dog breed is your favorite. if you have any questions and suggestions about top Indian dog breeds and others please share with us in the comment section.

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