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Indian Desi (Pariah) Dog

Indian Desi (Pariah) Dog

All dogs have their own special characteristics, that were developed for specific purpose, in which they perform excellently. Most of these dogs are famous and available all over the world, but there are many dogs which are excellent and have their unique specialty. But they are limited to their native only and less popular, some of these dogs are available for free in India, read this article to know them.

1: Indian Desi (Pariah or Pi Dog)

Indian Desi / Pariah / Pi Dog Puppies

Indian Desi / Pariah / Pi Dog Puppies

Indian Pariah dogs are native to India and one of the oldest dogs in the world, also called Desi Kutta, Pi Dog. They are available throughout South Asian countries, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. But nowadays Pariah dogs of pure breed are mainly available in rural areas of India, due to interbreeding in the cities, purebred Pariah dogs are rarely left.

Characteristics And Availability of Pariah (Desi) Dogs

Indian Pariah, Desi, Pi-Dogs  (Available for free)

Indian Pariah, Desi, Pi-Dogs (Available for free)

Characteristics And Specialty Of Pariah (Desi) dogs

  • Pariah Dogs are one of the oldest dogs in the world, most breeders and researchers believe that Indian, Egyptians and Israel native dogs were the first domesticated dogs. And many of them believe, the Indian Pariah dogs were the first domesticated dogs.
  • Indian Pariah dogs are one of the naturally healthiest dogs in the world, requiring very less vet care.
  • Indian Pariah dogs are known to quickly adapt to the climate, which are most suitable for the extreme Indian climate.
  • They are among the rare dogs who are self-learners, but they display strong pack leader's tendency and not easy to train.
  • They themselves take care to take balance diet, their diet is much less than other dogs.

Availability for free of cost

Pariah dogs are easily available in almost all places in India, available at Dog Adoption Centers in every major city of India.

2: Bhotia Dog

Bhotia / Bhutia Dog (Freely available dogs in India)

Bhotia / Bhutia Dog (Freely available dogs in India)

Bhotiya dogs are an ancient mountain dog of India, which are mainly found on the mountainside in Uttarakhand, India. They are strong, sturdy and devoted dogs of Medium-to-large size. Due to their double coated thick and long fur and curly hairy tail, Bhotia Dogs are best suitable dogs for the cold climate of ​​Himalayan range.

Bhotia dogs were groomed by Himalayan Bhotia nomads, to protect the livestock from wolves and snow leopards. Bhotia dogs are very devoted, alert and courageous dogs. According to local people, there are many instances when two or three Bhotia dogs together, hunted wolf in jungles around villages.

Characteristics And Availability Of Bhotia Dogs

Bhotia / Bhutia Dog  (Available for free in India)

Bhotia / Bhutia Dog (Available for free in India)

Characteristics And Specialty Of Bhotia Dogs

  • Bhotiya dogs are very powerful, courageous and devoted dogs, which is considered very good companion and protection dog.
  • A few decades ago, when dog fighting was not banned in India, Bhotia dogs were considered an excellent performer.
  • Bhotia Dog is considered the best livestock guard dog of India.
  • These dogs are suited only for frosty weather, they have skin, eyes, and other health problems in hot climates.
  • People are often confused with Bhutia, Bhotia and Bhote dogs, but Bhutia Dog is actually a Bhutan dog breed and Bhote Kukur or Bhote Dogs are Nepalese Mountain dogs.

Availability for free of cost

Bhotiya dogs are available for free in Uttarakhand state of India.
In other states like Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi, some breeders have them to sale.

4: Gaddi Kutta

Gaddi kutta (Indian Leopard Hound)

Gaddi kutta (Indian Leopard Hound)

The Gaddi dog is native to Himachal Pradesh, also called as Gaddi Kutta, Indian Leopard hound. They are found mainly in the snowy hills of Himachal, Jammu and parts of Ladakh. They are medium to large size dog of mastiff type, which are known for their courage and excellent guarding ability.

Gaddi dogs were developed by Gaddi Nomads of Himachal and Jammu, to protect the livestock and herd cattle. Indian Gaddi and Bhotia, both are very similar dogs, It is difficult to distinguish between them, both are Himalayan mountain dogs and the purpose of grooming for both is the same.

Characteristics And Availability Of Indian Gaddi Dogs

The Himalayan Gaddi Dog

The Himalayan Gaddi Dog

Characteristics And Specialty Of Gaddi Dogs

  • Gaddi dogs are strong, courageous and devoted dogs, which make a good herding and protection dog.
  • Gaddi dogs are considered to be India's best Shepherd Dog.
  • Gaddi dogs do not hesitate to attack even the wild leopard, they are also called the leopard hunters of India.
  • Gaddi dogs are not suitable for tropical climates, they are best for cold and snowy places.

Availability for free of cost

Gaddi dogs are available for free in Himachal State, mainly around Dharmshala and some cities of Jammu and Laddakh. In other states like Punjab, Hariyana and Delhi, some breeders have them to sale.

4: Pandikona Hunting Dog

Pandikona, Indian Hunting Dog

Pandikona, Indian Hunting Dog

Pandikona hunting dogs are native to Andhra Pradesh, India. The reliable history of the Pandikona dog breed is not available, they were developed decades ago by local residents to aid in hunting. Pandikona dogs are very sturdy and excellent runners, which are considered experts in hunting wild boar and rabbit, these dogs are also best suitable for tropical climates.

They resemble Desi (Pariah) dogs, but they are slightly taller and leaner than Desi dogs and have a shorter and thicker coat.

Characteristics And Availability Of Pandikona Hunting Dogs

Pandikona Hunting Dogs

Pandikona Hunting Dogs

Characteristics And Specialty Of Pandikona Dogs

  • Pandikona dogs are naturally healthy dogs, like Pariah dogs of India.
  • Pandikona dogs are moderate eaters.
  • They need less grooming and less vet care.
  • Pandikona dogs are known for less shading.
  • They are stubborn and reserved dogs that reflect pack leader characteristics and need early socialization and training.

Availability for free of cost

Pandikona dogs are confined only to their native place (In around Pandikona village), from where they can be requested for free from villagers.
In Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool district, some breeders sale them from where they can be purchased. They are not available elsewhere in the country.

5: The Jonangi

The Jonangi Dogs

The Jonangi Dogs

Jonangi or Jagilam or Colette Jagilam, is a native dog of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, India. They were groomed to develop to aid in hunting and herd duck in ponds, also called Indian Duck Herding Dog. Jonangi dogs are of medium size, healthy and athletic body, their fur is very small, smooth and skinny which makes them easy to swim. Jonangi dogs can be recognized by the wrinkles on their foreheads, between their ears and their V shape erected ears.

Characteristics And Availability Of Jonangi Dogs

Characteristics And Specialty Of Jonangi Dogs

  • Jonangi dogs are skilled swimmers that can stay in the water for hours.
  • Jonangi dogs rarely or hardly bark.
  • They are also called the Duck Herding Dogs of India.
  • These dogs do more howl than other dogs.
  • Jonangi dogs are very friendly and devoted to their family, but reserved with Strangers.

Availability for free of cost

These dogs are very few survivors and have been marked on the verge of extinction. Still these dogs are available in Eluru and Rajamahendravaram, of Andhra Pradesh and can be taken free of cost.

Some breeders from Andhra, have them for sale, but have very little availability, other than that they are not found anywhere else in India.

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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Harinath on September 09, 2020:

I want to adopt pariah dog