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11 Best Guard Dogs From Asia

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Best Guard Dogs From Asian Countries

Best Guard Dogs From Asian Countries

Guard Dog Breeds

Are you looking for a dog in the guard dog category? If you want a canine companion that has good guarding skills and distinctive looks, you might be interested in the following 15 breeds. Read on to learn about some excellent, watch and guard dogs from Asian countries.

15 Excellent Guard Dogs From Asian Countries

Dog BreedsOrigin

Bac Ha Dog

Vietnam

Bangakaew Dog

Thailand

Bhote Kukur

Nepal

Bully Kutta

India/Pakistan

ChowChow

China

Formosan Mountain Dog

Taiwan

Gaddi Kutta

India

Hmong Docked-Tail Dog

Vietnam

Kai Ken Dog

Japan

Rajapalayam

India

Shar-Peis

China

Shikoku Dog

Japan

Thai Ridgeback

Thailand

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibet

Xiasi dog

China

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1. Bac Ha Dog

The Bac Ha dog is an ancient dog breed that originated in Bac Ha, Lao CAI Province of Vietnam. Bac Ha dogs are usually fuzzy, tall, and available in various colors. They are medium-sized, sturdy, which are well-reputed for their courageous nature, and make an excellent guard dog.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 50 to 58 cm
  • Weight : 18 to 28 Kg
  • Lifespan : 11 to14 years
Bangkaew Dog

Bangkaew Dog

2. Bangakaew Dog

Bangkaew dogs are native to the village Bangkaew, located in the Bang Rakam District, Phitsanulok Province, in central Thailand. It's commonly believed that this dog originated from the village's monastery near the Rom River. They are square-shaped, large, healthy, sturdy, and athletic dogs with long, double-coat fur on their necks, chests. Thai Bangakew dogs have received recognition for being loyal and protective family pets and excellent watchdogs.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 17 to 23 inches
  • Weight : 18 to 32 Kg
  • Lifespan : 10 to 12 years
Bhote Kukur (Nepalese Sheepdog)

Bhote Kukur (Nepalese Sheepdog)

3. Bhote Kukur (Nepalese Sheepdog)

Bhote Kukur is an ancient dog breed of Nepalese origin, also known as Himalayan Sheepdog. It is large sized, strong and courageous dog that was developed to protect livestock from predators and suitable for living in the snowy regions of the Himalayas. Bhote Kukur is primarily a Nepali name, "Bhote" meaning Nepalese people of Tibetan heritage and "Kukur" meaning dog. Bhote Kukur are
excellent guard dogs, used to help the shepherds to graze the cattle in mountains and protect them from snow leopards and wolves.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 23 to 38 Inches
  • Weight : 80 to 150 Pounds
  • Lifespan : 11 to15 years
Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta

4. Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta or Bulli Kutta is large sized, mastiff dogs native to India and Pakistan, also known as Alangu Mastiff, Pakistani Bulli, Indian Mastiff, and Sindh Mastiff. The former name of this dog is Sindh Mastiff, which was derived from the name of its place of birth "Sindh Prant". In today's time, the borders of Sindh province are spread between India and Pakistan. They are strong, muscular and fearless dog, whose determination and stamina are incomparable, that make them an excellent guard dog.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 70 to 90 cm
  • Weight : 60 to 90 kg
  • Lifespan : 8 to 10 years
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ChowChow

ChowChow

5. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a medium sized dog. Its an aloof and reserved dog, but it is a proud-looking dog. Originated from the Siberian region of Asia, near the arid steppes of northern China and Mongolia. In Chinese, they are known as "Tang quan," or "dog of the Tang empire." Although it is not common for them to be friendly with strangers, if trained from an early age, they can be quite affectionate. They were bred to guard sacred temples and hunt, which have strong work ethic and guarding tendencies.

Physical Traits

  • Height : Male: 48–56 cm, Female: 46–51 cm
  • Weight : 20 to 25 kg
  • Lifespan : 9 to 12 years
Formosan Mountain Dog

Formosan Mountain Dog

6. Formosan Mountain Dog

The Formosan Mountain Dog is a landrace (domesticated) dog in the working category. This medium-sized breed is indigenous to the hilly, forested areas of Taiwan and is also known as the Taiwanese Dog/Canis, Taiwanese Native Dog, and Takasago Dog. This is a naturally healthy, hardy, and athletic dog that learns quickly and makes a good companion. These days, Formosan Mountain Dogs are used mainly for hunting, guarding, rescuing, and doing stunts. This breed is known for being tough and wild.

Physical Traits

  • Height : Male 48–52 cm (18–21 in); Female 43–47 cm (16–19 in)
  • Weight : Male 14–18 kg (31–41 lb); Female 12–16 kg (26–36 lb)
  • Lifespan : 10 to 13 years
Gaddi Kutta

Gaddi Kutta

7. Gaddi Dog

The Gaddi dog is a large sized, mastiff type dog of Indian origin, native to the Himalayan regions, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand states. They are mainly a Shepherd dog, but due to their large size, strong body, brave and courageous nature, people consider them to be a Mastiff dog, and they are also known as Gaddi Shepherd, Gaddi Mastiff. Gaddi dogs were developed by the local Gaddi tribes to protect their livestock from wild animals in the Himalayan forests.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 24 to 32 inch (Up to 34 Inches)
  • Weight : 32 to 48 kg
  • Lifespan : 12 to 15 years
The Hmong Dog

The Hmong Dog

8. Hmong Docked Tail Dog

The Hmong Docked Tail Dogs are an ancient breed of dogs, native to Vietnam. They got their name from the Hmong culture of Vietnam; the Hmong people used them for livestock protection and hunting companionship. Hmong docked-tails are giant, naturally healthy, sturdy, and courageous dogs with strong bones and muscles and tremendous stamina. Initially, the Hmong people docked these dogs' tails and ears due to the belief that ear-docking would make them more aggressive and alert and help them while hunting in dense forests. As a result, this dog is also known as the Hmong docked-tail dog.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 18 to 20 in
  • Weight : 35 to 55 pounds
  • Lifespan : Average, 10 to 11 years
Kai Ken Dog

Kai Ken Dog

9. The Kai Ken Dog

The Kai Ken dogs are medium-sized, heavy, hardy, courageous, and intelligent working dogs with great stamina and hunting talent. They were developed in Japan, and often used as guard and protection dogs. The Kai Ken dogs are often used as guard and protection dogs. They are one of the rare dogs, which can chase and catch their prey by climbing about 6–10 feet on the trees. They're natural hunters and primitive, wild dogs. Kai Ken dogs are hardy, courageous, and intelligent working dogs with great stamina, which are often used as guard and protection dogs.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 45 to 56 in
  • Weight : 11 to 25 kg
  • Lifespan : 14 to 16 years
Rajapalayam Dog

Rajapalayam Dog

10. Rajapalayam Dog

Rajapalayam is a large sized ancient hound dog of Indian origin, developed to hunt wild boar. These dogs were developed in Rajapalayam town in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, from where they got their name "Rajapalayam". They are also known as Polygar Hound, Shikkar Hound, Indian Ghost Hound. Rajapalayam is a strong and courageous dog that has also been used to participate in a dogfight and makes an excellent dog for personal protection.

Physical Traits

  • Height : About 32–42 kg, though some weigh up to 48 kg
  • Weight : Usually measures about 65–75 cm (25–30 inches)
  • Lifespan : 10 to 14 years
Shar-Peis

Shar-Peis

11. Shar-Peis

The Shar Pei is a medium sized dog breed originated from China. Shar Pei are aloof, reserved, affectionate, alert, devoted, and protective dogs, which were bred to work as property guardian and farm work. They are known for their loose and wrinkled skin, button shaped ears, and small curled tail.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 46–51 cm
  • Weight : 16–29 kg (35–64 lb)
  • Lifespan : 11–12 years
Shikoku Dog

Shikoku Dog

12. Shikoku Dog

The Shikoku dog is an ancient hunting dog, originated from the Japanese Island of Shikoku. These dogs were bred to hunt deer and boar, and also known as the deer-hound of Japan. They are very active and athletic dogs that need moderate exercise, and a dominant owner, otherwise, they tend to become dominating and aggressive. Shikoku dog is reserved with strangers and don’t welcome other pets, a well trained and early socialized Shikoku dog makes an excellent guard dog.

Physical Traits

  • Height : 17 to 22 inches
  • Weight : 14 to 25 kg (31–56 lb)
  • Lifespan : 10 to 12 years
Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback

13. Thai Ridgeback

The Thai Ridgeback is an ancient breed from Thailand that has become increasingly popular outside of Thailand, and also known as TRD, Mah Thai, Thai Dogs, and Mah Thai Lung Arn. They are available in three different coat colors: red, black, and blue. They have a ridged mark along the back (such as Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Phu Quoc Ridgebacks). The Thai Ridgeback is active, energetic, athletic, courageous, devoted and gentle dogs, which were used for generations as hunting companions, and also make an excellent guard dog good and family companion.

Physical Traits

  • Height : female 20 to 22, and male 22 to 24 in
  • Weight : female 35 to 55 pounds and male 50 and 75 pounds
  • Lifespan : 12 to 13 years
Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

14. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan mastiffs are ancient domesticated dogs. These dogs are large, strong, and powerful mountain dogs whose traditional purpose was to protect livestock and help for herding. But if you want to adopt a Tibetan mastiff, some other factors must be considered such as their nature, temperament, living, and grooming requirements. Tibetan mastiffs are courageous, fearless, tempered, and intelligent dogs and very loyal to their family and owner. But they are aloof and suspicious to other pets and strangers, also stubborn, strong willed, and dominant dogs, which need a very confident and firm owner to prevent them becoming willful and stubborn.

Physical Traits

  • Height : Average, 61 to 72 cm
  • Weight : 61 to 72 kg
  • Lifespan : 10 to 14 years
Xiasi Dog

Xiasi Dog

15. Xiasi Dog (Xiasi Quan or Bai Long Quan)

Xiasi Quan dogs are medium-sized hunting dogs. They originate from Guizhou Province in China, and they take their name from the town of Xiasi, Majiang City, where they are from. Xiasi Quan dogs have distinctive characteristics and traits that make them ideal hunting dogs: They are healthy, sturdy, and intelligent, with good hunting and guarding instincts. They also have an excellent sense of smell and impressive speed and stamina. According to tradition, these dogs bring wealth to their family, and the breed is well-respected overall.

Physical Traits

  • Weight: 10–30 kg (22–66 lb)
  • Height: 43–51 cm (17–20 in)
  • Life Span: 11–15 years


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