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11 Dog Breeds Best Suited for Indian Climate

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I like to share information about wildlife, animals, and pets—dogs in particular.

When we choose the right dog breed to raise, we have to keep this in mind, Is that dog fit to live in our climate or not? But in terms of climate, India consists of a wide range of weather, which hosts six major climatic sub types. The climate varies from one state to another. Rather, a lot of variation can be seen in two different cities of the same state. For example, Bangalore city in Karnataka state, Pune in Maharashtra or Ooty in Tamil Nadu, the climate of these cities is quite different from other cities of the same state.

If you are living in cold regions of North India like Uttarakhand, Himachal, Jammu & Kashmir or Ladakh, then you can get information about suitable dog breeds, from this article.

If you are living in the South Indian state like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, TamilNadu or Kerla etc., then you can get information about suitable dog breeds, from this article.

Best Suitable Dog Breeds for Indian Hot and Cold Climates

Best Suitable Dog Breeds for Indian Hot and Cold Climates

And if you want a dog that can live in every province or city in India, you should choose such a dog breed that can live in both hot or cold climates.

11 dog breeds best suited for Indian climate

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Belgian Shepherd
  • Border Collie
  • Dashund
  • German Shepherd
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Golden Retriever
  • Great Dane
  • Indian Spitz
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Pariah (Desi) Dog


Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

1. Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog, is a medium-sized, short-coated, herding dog breed, native to Australia. It's an energetic, alert, intelligent, watchful and courageous dog that was developed for cattle over long distances across rough terrain.

Belgian Shepherd

Belgian Shepherd

2. Belgian Shepherd

Belgian Shepherds originate from Belgium and are also known as the Belgian sheepdog or Chien de Berger Belge). These medium to large-sized herding dogs are very intelligent and quick learners. They are strong and energetic dogs and do well in tracking, obedience and search operations. These qualities make them excellent watch dogs or police dogs. Belgian shepherds need daily walks and exercise. They are good with children if trained and socialized at early stage but they are reserved to strangers and other pets.

Border Collie

Border Collie

3. Border Collie

The Border Collie is a medium-sized, working and herding dog breed, native to Australia, which was developed to herd livestock, specifically sheep. The Border Collie is a highly intelligent and extremely energetic, and athletic dog breed that is considered, one among the smartest dog breed.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

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4. German Shepherd

German Shepherd dogs are medium to large sized, intelligent, courageous, and devoted dogs, developed from Germany and also known as German Shepherd Dog (GSD). German Shepherd, Alsatian, Alsatian Wolf Dog. They are an intelligent, easily trainable and multitalented dogs, that makes them one of the most highly sought after breeds in the world. German Shepherds can have short, medium, or long coats. The Long coated German Shepherds are suitable to live in cold weather and, short coated German shepherds can adopt tropical climate.

Dachshund

Dachshund

5. Dachshund

The Dachshund is small-sized, short-legged, long-bodied, scent hound-type dog, native to Germany and also known as the wiener dog, badger dog, and sausage dog. The dachshund is an intelligent, confident and reserved dog breed that was developed to chase and to drive out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. Daschund is available in three varieties, the smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired. The long-haired Dachshund is suitable to live in cold weather, and smooth-haired Dachshund is, can adopt the tropical weather.

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

6. German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium-large sized, pointing dog, native to Germany that was developed in the 19th century for hunting. It's an excellent hunter that has powerful, slender body, strong legs, excellent stamina and speed and suitable for both land and water. The German Shorthaired Pointer is gentle and playful with children, and strangers and make an excellent family pet.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

7. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is a Medium to large-sized dog. This dog is well known for its excellent obedience standard and admired as an extraordinary pet for family. Golden Retriever was bred for retrieve shot fresh water birds like duck. Though this is a hairy dog but it has dense and water resistant crimped outer coat that help them during water sports. Golden Retriever love water sports and also it’s a great athlete.

Great Dane

Great Dane

8. Great Dane

The Great Dane is a large, tall mastiff breed that originated in Germany. It is considered by many to be the tallest dog breed in the world. The world’s tallest dog, 'Gibson', was indeed a Great Dane, but the average height for Great Danes is slightly less than that of the Irish Wolfhound. Great Danes are gentle, friendly and affectionate dogs, and they can be trusted around kids and other pets.

Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz

9. Indian Spitz

The Indian Spitz are one among the most intelligent dog breeds. They are small- or medium-sized Indian home dogs. These dogs are very active, alert, and naturally healthy dogs that are very suitable for extreme weather, like that of the Indian subcontinent. Indian Spitz are very similar to the German Spitz in appearance, and look like a small fox. They are very bright dogs that love to be around family and kids, but do not welcome other pets.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

10. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador retrievers are medium-sized, retriever dogs from the gun dog group, native to the Canadian province of Newfoundland, also known Labrador, Lab. They are an intelligent, friendly and playful dogs that make an excellent family companion. Labrador retrievers are a moderate barker, which are good with strangers and other pets, and need average grooming and care. They are one of the most balanced dogs and most suitable pets for family, apartment living.

Pariah Dog

Pariah Dog

11. Pariah Dog

Pariah Dogs are Indian native dogs and are available across country. Now days they are more recognized as INdogs or Desi dogs. They took their names “Pariah” from primitive or ancient dogs. The oldest history of dogs is of ancient primitive dogs, which are also called Pariah dogs, the modern days Pariah and primitive dogs are examples of ancient dogs. It is also believed that indigenous Pariah dogs are the oldest breed of dogs in the world, and they are the one among the naturally healthiest dog breeds that need very less grooming and vet care.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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