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Indian Pariah dogs are ancient primitive dogs, also known as an In - dog, Pye-dog, Native Indian Dog and Desi dog. They are considered to be the oldest breed of dog and are found in Indian and Asian countries. Pariah dogs are medium sized, healthy, sturdy, and intelligent dogs. These dogs have many excellent characteristics that differentiate them from other dogs and make them the most preferred dogs in the Indian subcontinent. Know 10 specialties of Pariah dogs in this article.
Physical Characteristics of Indian Pariah (Desi) Dog
- Height: 20 - 25 inches
- Weight: 12 – 24 kg, Can grow up-to 30 Kg
- Life-Span: 10 -14 years
1: Easy To Groom
Pariah dogs are healthy, quick leaner dogs, they don’t drool, overeat or shed, and capable to adopt and survive in any extreme climate.
They are easy to groom and don’t need a professional to care or train them.
Though they are ancient landrace which as been a free roaming dog for many generations that reflect pack leader and alpha dog's tendency and need to be trained and socialized at an early stage.
2: Naturally Healthy
Indian Pariah Dogs are descendant of the earliest domesticated dogs, which are naturally healthy, sturdy and hardy dogs.
Pariah Dogs are one among the rare dogs in the world that doesn't have any health issue and need very less vet care.
If you are the first time dog owner and do not have sufficient experience, then Pariah dog is best suitable dog for you.
3: Could Be Adopted Happily
Pariah dogs are devoted, friendly, playful and lively dogs, who adopt the most situations with ease and easily accept their human leadership.
Though they are hardy and athletic dogs, that need lot of running and exercise and preferable to live in farm or a large safe area where they can run free. But if getting sufficient exercise and daily walk, they could be adopted happily for apartment living. Dog need average Exercise and regular walk.
They have presence in all places in the Indian Subcontinent and easily available to adoption for free of cost.
4: Loving With Kids And Family
All the dogs can be reliable, if properly trained and well socialized at an early stage. If you have young children at home, then you must consider adopting a calm, gentle, playful and friendly dog to believe with kids.
Though Pariah dogs reflect higher dominance and pack leader's tendency, but they are very caring, protective and loving with kids, but they Must be properly trained and socialized at an early stage.
5: Good Watch Dog
All the dog breeds have their unique specialty, for which they were groomed. Some dog breeds naturally make better home protectors, some are best recognized as Police and military dog, and some or recognized as best companion. Pariah dogs are multi talented dogs, that make a good family pet and companion. But Pariah dogs are very alert, active and devoted dogs, which are best recognized for companion and watch dog.
6: Sheds Very Less
Often some people are mistaken that Desi Pariah dogs have short hair and thick quotes and that's the reason they shed less, but this is a misconception. In fact, in cold places, the native Pariah dogs have medium long hair. But there are many dogs who have long hair but still they shed very little like a Poodle and Lhasa Apso, and some dogs that have small and thick hair, can shed a lot like Doberman and Beagle.
Pariah dogs are less shedding dogs, who do not shed or comparatively they sheds very less than other dogs. If you have young children in your home, less shedding dogs are preferred, and the Pariah dog makes a good choice.
7: Friendly To Other Pets
Dogs are the ancestors of wolves and almost all dogs have inherited territorial and pack leader characteristic, of their ancestors, and most of the dogs do not like other dogs or other animals in their territory. This dog to dog aggression behavior varies according to the breed of dog, training and socialization. Some dogs of the same breed can be quite aggressive and aloof while some can be very calm and gentle.
Normally Pariah dogs are friendly to other pets and guests. (Must be properly trained and socialized at an early stage).
8: Independent Thinking And Living
It takes many precautions to choose the right dog breed, like if you are an expert dog owner, but you lack the time to spend with your dog then you must select a dog which is intelligent, and have independent thinking and living.
Pariah dog is well capable of independent thinking and living that can be a good choice, if you have limited time to spend with your dog.
9: Excellent Digestive System
Pariah dog is a medium sized, healthy and average height dog, though it has very less diet. Usually a cocker spaniel and pariah dog have almost same diet, that’s almost half of the Lab.
Pariah dogs is a self managed dog that doesn't eat much and never go overweight, and if getting a well-balanced diet, they will rarely need to see a vet.
10: Available In Multiple Colors
Choosing a pet for yourself is never easy, you can have many limitations and need to compromise with your choice. Like if you are looking for a dog, like, Doberman or St. Bernard but you like a white colored dog only that can be a challenge.
In such case pariah dog is a better option that is available in multiple colours and have options for short and thick or medium and hard furry coats. That provides more option to make a choice.
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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Penny Leigh Sebring from Fort Collins on August 25, 2020:
I find this breed fascinating! Thank you for sharing.