I like to share information about wildlife, animals, and pets—dogs in particular.
Fierce Dogs From India
India has a long history of great dogs where they have long been admired for their loyalty and well-appreciated for their sincerity and dedication. Since 400 BC, there have been written records of their high regard. Authors and historians have long admired Indian dogs for their vigor and courage.
If you are looking for a strong, ferocious, native Indian dog, here are the breeds for you.
- Indigenous Himalayan Mastiff or Himalayan Guard Dog
- Indian Mastiff or Bully Kutta
- Alangu or Sindh Mastiff
- Indian Gaddi Kutta or Pahari Leopard Hound
- Kombai or Combai Dog
- Bakharwal Dog, Kashmir Sheepdog, or Bakharwal Mastiff
- Rampur Hound
- Dhole, Indian Wild Dog, or Indian Red Dog
- Caravan Hound or Mudhol Hound
1. Indigenous Himalayan Mastiff or Himalayan Guard Dog
Himalayan mastiffs are native to the Himalayan region. They're known as Himalayan guard dogs or indigenous Tibetan mastiffs. This is a calm and lovable dog who loves to please its master and be around its owner and family. One important fact: They cannot tolerate or survive warm weather. They also do not like the company of other dogs, and a full-grown male is capable of taking down two wolves on its own.
Usually very gentle and calm, Himalayan mastiffs can be very ferocious if something goes wrong. They are known to fight to the death. They are the only purebred Indian mastiffs, and unfortunately, only a few are left. This breed is identified as endangered.
- Height: Males stand about 30" to 38" at the shoulder; females, 28" to 35."
- Weight: Males weigh 60+ kilos, sometimes as much as 100 kilos! Females weigh upwards of 50 kilos.
- Coat and colour: They have a long, dry, double-coat of solid black or black mixed with yellow/tan, red, dark grey, or grey-black. Rare specimens have mixed coloration, but white is not common.
- Temperament: Very loyal, friendly, devoted to their owners, and protective of their family.
Animals grow biggest in India. From India comes the dog that are larger than all others.
— Pliny the Elder, 77CE
2. Indian Mastiff or Bully Kutta
Indian mastiffs are the largest and strongest mastiffs from North India. They are also known as the Kumaon mastiff, Sindh mastiff, Pakistani bully, and even Indian bully dogs. In Pakistan, they are known as Bulli mastiff or Bulli Kutta. The name comes from the Hindi/Urdu word bohli, meaning "heavily wrinkled" and kutta, which means dog. Thus, the original name of this breed is Bulli, not Bully, but changed because the British could not pronounce the word.
Indian mastiffs are very rough and tough and are well-suited for the Indian subcontinent's climate. They were bred to protect their owners from wild animals and help them hunt. They are very strong, heavy-boned, broad-headed, and muscular, with high energy and stamina. They are famous for their aggressive fighting instincts but are also intelligent, loyal, and protective.
- Height: 28–33 inches
- Weight: Male: 70–90 kg, female: 70–90 kg
- Coat and colour: Small, dense, thick fur in various colours
- Temperament: Very loyal, intelligent, and devoted but aggressive with other pets and animals
"His country possesses a noble breed of dogs, used for hunting and said to refrain from barking when within the sight of their game, which is chiefly the lion."
— The Invasion of India by Alexander
3. Alangu or Sindh Mastiff
Alangu mastiffs are tall and powerful dogs, most often used for guarding or fighting, as they are renowned for their sharp instincts and guarding skills. They are also called a Sindh mastiff and are the successors to the Indian Bulli or mastiffs.
This breed's origin goes back to the Bhawalpur area of Punjab, parts of Rajasthan, and the desert area of Kutch. Today, the breed is commonly found in two districts of South India: Thanjavur and Trichy. They have erect ears and powerful, broad muzzles that are black in colour.
- Height: Male, 29–30 inches (74–76 cm), female: 29–30 inches (74–76 cm)
- Weight: Male, 60–65 pounds (27–29 kg), female: 60–65 pounds (27–29 kg)
- Temperament: Aggressive, ferocious, but loyal. Not for first-time dog owners.
- Origin: Sindh area of India and Pakistan. They are available in the South Indian of cities Tanjavur and Trichi.
- Category: Fighting, guarding, and working.
"Himalayan dogs are like a donkey in size with the looks of a lion."
— Marco Polo
4. Indian Gaddi Kutta or Pahari Leopard Hound
A Gaddi Kutta is a mastiff-type mountain dog found in Northern India, especially in states of the western Himalayan region: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Kashmir. They are also called Indian panther hounds and Mahidant mastiffs. Initially bred for hunting purposes, the multi-talented Gaddi Kutta is widely used by local shepherds, mostly Gaddis (from the tribe of the same name). They are said to be strong enough to repulse attacks by snow leopards and to have the intelligence to herd stray sheep and goats back to their pens.
- Weight: 35–40 kg (female adult), 40–45 kg (adult male)
- Height: 63.5 cm (adult), 55.9–78.7 cm (adult male), 50.8–71.1 cm (adult female)
- Temperament: Gentle, calm, intelligent, and territorial, but loyal to their owners and very protective.
5. Kombai or Combai Dog
The Combai is a powerful working dog that is native to the Southern Indian region of Tamil Nadu. When Maravar kings held sway over South India, Combai were used to hunt boar, bison, and deer. The breed is also known as Indian or Tamil bear hounds.
The Combai is usually tan or red-brown with a black mask and a ridgeline along its back. It has very powerful jaws, a deep and broad chest, and erect ears. These dogs are very active and savage, but at the same time very protective of their owners. Combai don't like the company of unknown dogs or other animals and are very aggressive towards them. They have been known to fight intruders—human or animal—to the death.
It is difficult to find a purebred Combai, as the importance of this dog has diminished and the breed is listed as endangered.
- Height: 21–25 inches
- Weight: Average 26–34 kg, with some rare examples up to 38 kg
- Temperament: Aggressive, protective, and territorial
This is a tall one, only slightly smaller than a Great Dane, and has a powerful, muscular, and heavy build. It is a typical boarhound used for hunting wild boar and hare. It was the companion dog of the royal family of the Southern Indian town of Rajapalayam and that's where it gets his name.
It is a hound, and therefore should be kept in optimum working condition. It needs wide-open spaces and is very affectionate and devoted towards its owner, although not always demonstrative. They do not usually like to be touched or handled by strangers and are known to be one-man dogs. Rajapalayam usually do not get along well with other pets (like cats) owing to their strong hunting instincts.
- Height: Usually measures about 65–75 cm (25–30 inches).
- Weight: About 32–42 kg, though some weigh up to 48 kg.
- Temperament: Loyal, Intelligent, dedicated, one-man dog.
- Category: Working dogs, bred for boar hunting.
"Indian dogs are very large and even attack lions."
— Ctesias, 400 BC
7. Bakharwal Dog, Kashmir Sheepdog or Bakharwal Mastiff
The Bakharwal is an indigenous breed of the Himalayan origin and was bred exclusively by a Muslim nomadic group called Gujjars to protect their livestock from predators. The name Bakharawal is taken from the word bakri, meaning goat, because they were bred to protect goats and sheep from wolves and bears. Also known as a Kashmir sheepdog, Bakarwal mastiff, Kashmiri Bakharwal dog, Gujjar watchdog, Bakarwal, Gujjar dog, and Kashmiri mastiff.
Bred for many centuries by the Gujjar as a livestock guardian and settlement protector, Bakharwals are deep-chested, muscular, and agile. They have straight backs, broad shoulders, and long legs. Their bodies are strong-boned, with powerful necks and large heads.
This dog has special traits that make them unique:
- Likes vegetarian food. Its favourite food is milk and bread.
- Identified as endangered.
- The breed is not registered with major kennel clubs.
- Height: Average 24–30 inches, with some rare examples up to 34 inches.
- Weight: Average, 30–38 kg. with some examples up to 42 kg.
- Temperament: Very protective, loyal, intelligent, and friendly.
8. Rampur Hound
The Rampur greyhound is a sight hound native to the Northern Indian city of Rampur, used to hunt deer, fox, jackal, and rabbits. It was considered a test of courage for a single hound to take down a golden jackal. They may appear lazy, but when needed, they have great running speed and stamina. Some can run up to 42 miles per hour, much faster than Indian wild dogs or Dholess. They have cat-like balance and are able to walk on ledges and fences.
They are very intelligent, loyal, and devoted to their owners. They don't usually like strangers or other pets.
- Height: Female: 62–71 cm, male: 64–74 cm
- Weight: Female: 22–26 kg, male: 22–31 kg
- Temperament: Very intelligent, loyal, and devoted to their owners
"Kanni" means maiden. This breed is rare and indigenous to Tamil Nadu, India. The breed descends from the Caravan or Mudhol hound and the Saluki. They are used for hunting.
Kanni resemble the smooth-coated Saluki or doberman pinscher, with naturally cropped ears and long tails. They are usually black and tan in colour, sometimes with white on the feet and the chest. There is a cream-coloured variety known as Paalakanni. It's agile, graceful, and moderately built, with a deep chest and a slim body. The male of this variety stands about 25 inches at the withers, with the female standing about 22 inches.
10. Dhole, Indian Wild Dog or Indian Red Dog
The Dhole is an Indian wild dog, also known as a red dog or red fox dog. It has a physical structure similar to Australian border collies, but Dholea are more similar to African wild dogs. They can kill prey up to ten times their own size. They have a running speed of about 34 miles per hour.
Dholes are classed as endangered. They are very social and live in large clans which occasionally split into small packs to hunt.
- Origin: South and Southeast Asia and India
- Height: 17–21 inches
- Weight: 12–18 kg
- Coat and colour: Short, thick, and dense coat of red
- Temperament: Social, wild
- Category: Wild
- Life Expectancy: 8–10 years
"Mythologically, it is said that Indian dogs are born from cross-breeding a dog and a tiger."
11. Caravan Hound or Mudhol Hound
Caravan hounds are exceptionally loyal. They are also known as Mudhol, Maratha, and Pashmi hounds. They are mostly available in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Above all they are workers, capable of working harder than most other dogs. Their physical strength coupled with their great speed and stamina allows them to catch and kill game, from hare to blackbuck, over rough country.
Caravan hounds are well known for their speed and chasing skills. They need regular exercise and are not suitable for apartment life.
- Height: Female: 64–68 cm, male: 68–72 cm
- Weight: Female: 22–28 kg, male: 22–28 kg
- Temperament: Elegant, graceful, loyal, courageous, but not friendly with strangers
© 2014 Aaradhya
Aaradhya (author) on March 26, 2021:
If you looking for show quality Bully Kutta pups.
Contact: Mr. Jai @+ 91 -96288 00091
(Available in UP Varanasi/Lucknow, Delivery available in Delhi/Kolkata and near by cities).
Aaradhya (author) on July 13, 2020:
All The dogs are good, but must be well trained and early socialized.
Your choice for dog breed depends, the purpose your are looking for?
(Like: Protection/ family/ playfulness etc)
sanjeevan on July 01, 2020:
which breed of dog is best
Dr Tanmay sharma on February 21, 2020:
To all my dog lover friends... bully kutta (बुली कुत्ता ) other name is Indian mastiff.. some people are calling it pakistani mastiff also please. So if your friend or know call this breed Pakistani mastiff do correct him or her and inform that this breed existed long before pakistan existence and it is known as INDIAN MASTIFF.
Aaradhya (author) on January 06, 2020:
Yes but you need care in summer, they are not suitable for warm weather.
Aaradhya (author) on December 14, 2019:
Not recommended .
They are not suitable for tropical weather.
Shubham on December 11, 2019:
Is Himalayan sheep dog can live Delhi
Aaradhya (author) on August 12, 2019:
@ Dear Vasu,
No Idea about Mandai dogs?
Never heard about Mandai dogs?
Vasu Pali on August 12, 2019:
Well I want to know the difference between mandai and kombai
As I want one but I wnat to look at some details like sense of smell size and behaviour
Aaradhya (author) on July 18, 2019:
You can go far,
- Alangu mastiff
- or Rajapalayam
prashant A on July 18, 2019:
Need pair of dog for the farm in Vidarbha. We have extreme temperature ranging 7-49 degrees. We are 3 family members our farm and house is in vicinity of wild animals including tiger, bear, snakes. Further we are eggeterian.
Kindly suggest the breed.
J.P.R. Charles on July 08, 2019:
Last week we had got a pair of Kombai/Combai puppies from Rajapalayam town.
Aaradhya (author) on June 21, 2019:
@ Dear zaffark
You can go for caravan hounds I believe they should be the best suitable for your need.
Also you can think for Mudhol hound and Rajapalayam. Which are good with your need and best suitable for climate in Maharashtra.
AdiMate on June 20, 2019:
Tbh there is only dog that's dangerous in them because it quite easily overpowers any human if it wills...Bully kutta it's bloody huge and a hunter on top of that but again good owners know how to keep their dogs in check but still it is powerful enough to be considered dangerous or a potentially dangerous.
zaffark2019 on May 16, 2019:
I live in mumbai and have a farmhouse in Shahpur,i am looking for a dog breed which is not very friendly with the strangers but at the sametime should not attack other animals on the farm(goats,chicken,cat) and kids,please suggest a breed which is not very costly and easily available in or around mumbai.
Shabnam on May 10, 2019:
Amazing blog thank u so much for your research.. I do hv rajapalyam and she is the same as u mentioned, doesn't like to be touched by the strangers.
Cassius on May 05, 2019:
I stay in mumbai ..i am searching for combi pups ..a pair . how and where can i find it any breeders you suggest or can you help me how to get it ..
Labi on May 05, 2019:
Your blog name is pethelpful.... and the name of this article is 11 most "DANGEROUS" dog breeds of india.....
You call our cute loving dog breeds dangerous just for the sake of people to notice your article and blog....
.... all dogs become aggressive without proper socialization by the owner.....
And i think there are only about 11 to 15 indigenous dog breeds in india.... and you are saying that all of them are dangerous...... please don't do like this with a blog name pethelpful....
A dog lover..... i haven't owned a dog in my life....i love the fury friends
Aaradhya (author) on April 19, 2019:
I have no details about Ramanathapuram mandai Dog, Can you please share if you have?
Prabhas on April 08, 2019:
Ramanathapuram mandai dog missing in the list
Aaradhya (author) on February 28, 2019:
Lilly on February 24, 2019:
they look pretty cute to me
Aaradhya (author) on January 15, 2019:
You can get them from, Kashmir, Himachal and Delhi.
But purchase from a reputed breeder. Some, I see some people are selling Sheep dog and Gaddi by the name of Bakharwal dog.
Bharat Jakhmola on January 06, 2019:
i want Bakharwal dog....so i want to know how i buy this nd which place?
Aaradhya (author) on December 08, 2018:
Deff they are excellent dogs, but Alangu, Chppipapari , Mudhol hound and many other dogs are also equally good.
srinivasan on December 06, 2018:
Rajapalayam dog is the best one for south india
Aaradhya (author) on November 02, 2018:
Dogs do what they are taught to do. All these dogs can be very friendly if trained properly ..
Aaradhya (author) on September 30, 2018:
All the dogs are loyal, protective and familiar, It depends how you train them.
BTW: if looking for local breed dog in UP then Only option is "Caravan Hound OR Rampur hounds", both are excellent breed from UP. And if your near by to Uttrakhand then Bhotia dog can be the best option.
Himanshu on September 30, 2018:
Hi ARADHYA ,
I am from Uttar Pradesh .I want to buy a good breeds dog which is loyal, protective and familiar . So please tell me which breeds dog is good .
Rahuljain2 on September 20, 2018:
Very informative article!
Bharath on August 25, 2018:
Can you suggest a good Indian breed dog fit to live in apartment and good with children. We're can I get one.
Aaradhya (author) on August 17, 2018:
Combai is a great and adorable dog, this is a naturally healthy, quick learner and smart breed also as strong like boxer or GSD.
Mayuri C on August 05, 2018:
I have Combai breed. He is just 7 months old. He is strong yet adorable and agressive too. I love my pet.
Aneesh on June 17, 2018:
Which is good in aggression and guarding pandikona dog or combai pls reply
Prakash nair on May 28, 2018:
You can bring any dog towards you, just adopt them dont by i live in village, i am living with all animals like, cattles, sheep, goat, cat, hens, pigs, dogs, birds etc i am working as Self taught Dog behaviorist all over India, i know many breeders and dealers, i have pandikona dog breed in black and fawn they are too agressive. Combai also, it depends up to you how you socialize them, pitbulls are fighting breed they dont love company of other dogs, then what about Daddy the pitbull who worked with cesar millan to change behavior of other dogs as his mentor, so bring those dogs that you and your family handle, many people bring big size dog and then abuse them.
Hussain on March 08, 2018:
Rajapalayam dog is equal to lion
Aaradhya (author) on March 06, 2018:
In India you can get Bulli Kutta in Punjab and some breeders in Delhi.In Bhopal also have Bulli kutta but you need to check them from olx and locanto.
I want indigenous mastiff pair on February 01, 2018:
Where can I get this breed
I am exited to get this breed if anyone have this
Aaradhya (author) on December 11, 2017:
Nice to hear,
Usually Gaddi, Bhutia and Bhakarwal don't do well in warm climate. But it seems you really care him well and provided good vet care at early age
Daksha gohil on December 11, 2017:
I have a pet named sniffer .We welcomed him to our family while we were on holiday to munshiyari in hp.it was difficult for me to recognise him but lastly I can take him as bhotiya or Himalayan mastiff.
I live in ahmedabad Gujarat.though the climate is extremely opposite to his birth but he is still going strong with seven years now.
sajid nabi btech iust on December 09, 2017:
The bakarwal dogs are the best I have seen them fighting bears leopards mountain lions and they are very quick alert friendly best as a family dog
Aaradhya (author) on November 19, 2017:
Hi, If you can send me the pics then Deff. I will try to help you my best to identify the breed.
Tanusree on November 19, 2017:
I'm from Kolkata and have adopted a street dog. But I don't know it's breed. Can you please help me?
Nice info and research work. Thanks :-)
Aaradhya (author) on November 16, 2017:
As much I know, the one in Bhopal
Search in google for, "the original Bulli kutta in Bhopal".
Sonali on November 16, 2017:
I would like to buy Indian Bulli Kutta. Where can I get pure one...?
Aaradhya (author) on November 15, 2017:
Aap yahan se dekh sakate ho,
Aaradhya (author) on November 12, 2017:
Definitely Bhutia and Gaddi are the best options, both breeds were developed to protect live stock from predators.
Gaddi has another name (Indian Leopard Hound) and Bhutia are also known as Beast of Indian Snow mountains
Manish on November 10, 2017:
I need 5-6 dogs for safety of my cows from wild bore .
I m from hills of uttarakhand. Kindly suggest me the perfect desi dog for this job .
Sarvesh Goa on November 10, 2017:
Hi. Great info i got here. Thank u so much.
One question though, Gaddi kutta are the same dogs which can be seen in Kasol (Himachal Pradesh) region?
If yes, what if i adopt one local dog from there and get it to Goa. Will it be able to survive healthy?
I really love this dog breed. They are so intellegent and calm and big.
Aaradhya (author) on November 05, 2017:
@Arun Singh Rathor ,
If you can manage bringing from Tamilnadu or Bangalore,
Rajapalayam are the another best option for you.
Aaradhya (author) on November 04, 2017:
Considering the climate and need I think, Royal Rampur hounds can be the best option. And Carvaan hounds and Pandikona dogs can be the alternative options, but Pandikona are very rare.
*Note Rampur hounds are available in 2 categories, some breeders have smaller version try finding larger one. (Available in Delhi/Lucknow/Varanasi/Bhopal/..)
Arun Singh Rathor on November 03, 2017:
Looking for a suitable guard dog for dairy and organic farm in Rajasthan. Which is the right Native breed to go for?
Aaradhya (author) on October 25, 2017:
Combai dog (Rarely available) And Rajapalayam are easily available but only in South India (Karnataka, Tamilnadu) which are the costliest India Dogs.
For Kanpur regin (Rampur Hounds are easily avlbl) and if you like (Mastiff) you can get Bhutia for adoption from (Dehradoon / Nanital region) and except Bhutia any other Himalayan mastiff like Gaddi, bhakarwal is not suitable for the climate in Kanpur
(Yes - you can get Bulli kutta- nearest from bhopal and Chandigarh kennels - but not for adoption .. need to pay) --
Arun pal on October 25, 2017:
I wish to adapt any of these indian breed among indian mastiff, combai dog or rajapalayam i lives in kanpur UP how i can adopt them
Aaradhya (author) on October 24, 2017:
Its really difficult to get a trained dog, because dog should be trained based on your need ..
Eg: If looking for family pet them you may like Lab and if looking for protection then you can go for GSD or Doberman ..
And another reason,
Its always better to own a dog at the age of 70-90 days .. and at that age no dogs are trained.
Aaradhya (author) on October 13, 2017:
First Gaddi digs are not suitable for the climate of Bhopal. (They don't do well in tropical climate).
But if you like, you can check from some breeders from Himachal (Dharmshala), easily available on olx site.
Ayush dixit on October 13, 2017:
Hi mate. I'm from bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and i want a indian gaddi dog so can you please suggest from where can i get one of those.
Aaradhya (author) on September 18, 2017:
Are you referring - Indian Bully Dog?
Priyanshu on September 18, 2017:
I think Indian Pitbull is most dangerous
Aaradhya (author) on September 18, 2017:
You can search them from olx site under state/city - Tamilnadu. Couple of breeders from Tamilnadu, have them to sale.
Mojibur Rahman on September 17, 2017:
Impressed with Combai/Kombai Dog. Want to have one. How to get ?
Aaradhya (author) on September 10, 2017:
Kis jagah par (city / state), guess deff. in India?
Aaradhya (author) on July 19, 2017:
You can search on olx or other websites many listings are there.
But you are living in Maharashtra , then i will suggest better search for Carvan hound. They are easily available in Maharashtra. Best quality on Mudhole hounds are available in Karnataka.
Most of breeders will say - both are same breeds (Mudhole and Karvan hounds) -Though they are very similar but they are different breeds.
Pony on June 11, 2017:
Nice info and research work. Thanks
Aaradhya (author) on May 27, 2017:
And happy to know.
S Sangma on May 26, 2017:
Got a lot of info and help. Cannot be more happier...Thank you.
S Sangma on May 24, 2017:
Can you please help me identify my dog breed that I found on the street while raining. I can send you the pictures of it at your email address. Thanks
Aaradhya (author) on February 23, 2017:
Test thats true, but that doen't mean they are taller than great Dane and Irish wolf hound. Tallest Great Dane had height of 42" and similar for Irish Wolf hound.
mike on February 21, 2017:
Indigenious Himalayan Mastiff or Himalayan Guard Dog- Height: Males stand about 30" - 38" at the shoulder; females, 28" - 35." Is this true? then these would be taller than great danes and irish wolfhounds.
Aaradhya (author) on January 07, 2017:
Hi @ kiran kumar
Where is the pic. ?
Deff. I will be happy to guess.
Aaradhya (author) on October 22, 2016:
@ Puru Sharma
Sure let me post that Pic i will try to guess? hope will be successful guess.
Puru sharma on October 22, 2016:
Sir i got a dog from my
Neighbours but i am not able to
Identify its breed can you plz suggest me a way in which i can you the picture of the pup and you can tell me something about its breed.!
Aaradhya (author) on September 23, 2016:
Yes its a Royal Dog from South India!
Aaradhya (author) on July 06, 2014:
Thanks, Nice article "Five commonly banned dogs".
In India, no any specific dog breed is banned, I think that should not be.
I agree "Dogs only do what they are taught." , Even Lab or golden retrievers also can go aggressive if not well trained and socialized.
Mark dos Anjos DVM from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 06, 2014:
Santosh, here is a link to the five most commonly banned dogs.
I wrote this about a year ago. If some of these Indian dogs were more popular, especially the Bulli Kutta or Sindh Mastiff, they would be banned too.
I work with Fila Brasileiros and Dogo Argentinos every day, and my best buddy is a Pitbull, so I think these bans are really stupid. We do not have any Tosa around here--not because of a ban, though.
Dogs only do what they are taught.
Aaradhya (author) on July 05, 2014:
I think 360 registered dog breeds with AKC and other pet cannels and 36 dog breeds are in India.
Shelley Watson on July 05, 2014:
Wonderful pictures here, the mastiffs look gorgeous. It is really amazing how many different breeds there are in the world.
Aaradhya (author) on July 05, 2014:
Nice article about Tosa, but are they allowed in European countries and in America?
I hear they are banned in Australia, New zialand, Singapore and in many other countries. Like American Pitbuls?
Mark dos Anjos DVM from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 04, 2014:
The Dogo Argentino puppy ears look a lot like the first photo of the Bulli Kutta, but we trim them so that when they are hunting they are less likely to be injured.
I have another link here to my article on the Tosa Inu. https://pethelpful.com/dogs/japanese-tosa-dog-bree...
I agree with you about the shape of the head--it is massive, like the Tosa. Both breeds can be very large, but the Tosa is bigger than all of them.
Thanks again for this article. Great information here.
Aaradhya (author) on July 04, 2014:
Great observation, even when I was describing I was thinking to write, "It looks like Argentinho linho" or "Japani Tosha Inu".But I observed Argentinho linho has Naturally cropped ears and broader skull. You can notice, the picture I have posted for #3: Sindh mastiff that looks very similar dog to Tosha Inu "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosa_(dog)".Even they both have similar height and weight also :) ..
BTW: Appriciate your knowledge for diff breeds of dogs, even you have good knowledge for Indian breeds also. I went through your article on Indian dogs. That's great ... "https://drmark1961.hubpages.com/hub/five-noble-dog...
If you will observe closely then that looks more similar to japani Tosha Inu.
Mark dos Anjos DVM from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 04, 2014:
An interesting list. The Bulli Kutta photos you have look just like the Dogo Argentino, a dog here in South America.