Alangu Mastiff is a rare breed of Mastiff that is domiciled in the South of India. This breed is quite large, and they have gained immense popularity among farmers for security and protection purposes. The typical breed is well known for its sharp instinct and guarding prowess. In some areas the breed has being known to be used as a fighting dog.
|Other known breed names||Indo-Pakistani Mastiff|
Indian Bully Dog
|Type of coat||The Bully coat is usually short in length|
|Colouring of Kumaon||Mainly brindle as the most recognizable, but other shades and colours include brown, white, black and piebald|
|Country of origin||India / |
Pakistan / Punjab region
|What type of dog is the Kumaon||Not really a working dog more of a Domestic animal in today’s times|
|How long does the breed live||7-12 years approx|
|How big can they grow||Height Male:|
76 – 86 cm
29 – 34 inches
75 – 80 cm
29 – 32 inches
|How many pups does the average litter have||Litters can vary 5-7 puppies approx|
|How is the breed with children and other pets||Like any breed of dog if treated well and given basic training then is no reason the dog cant be a valued family member|
|How much can expect to pay for a puppy, what’s the price or cost of Kumaon puppies for sale||You can expect to pay between $1000 to $2500 dependent of breeder and location|
This breed is quite ferocious and sometimes may be inclined towards heavy handedness hence only an experienced dog handler would suite such a dog. Individuals who intend to acquire this dog for guarding purposes or as a pet dog should ideally be conversant with techniques for handling and advanced Training with the Alangu.
This breed does not need much care regarding its appearance, its short coat is neat and does not need to be groomed but occasionally the owner must brush through to keep a healthy shine or to remove unwanted dirt.
It is rumoured that Alangu Mastiff were used by the soldiers of the famous Greek Conqueror Alexander the Great, after acquiring some of the dog breed from India. Thereafter, its usefulness grew, and it became a known as a war dog used for battle. Nowadays, they are still used to protect and guard but obviously times change so the war dog title is no longer relevant.
The physical appearance of the Alangu Mastiff is with that of the other breeds of Mastiffs. On average, the dog measures 76 cm in height but this may vary. It also weighs an average of 63 pounds, but some could be more than this. The body is well built and muscular.
The Alangu has loose hanging skin on its characteristically black muzzle. It also has a considerably long backside. The limbs are well built and muscular and the tail also has a tapered end. A characteristic feature of this breed is the short even hair which comes in different colours. However, the most common are fawn and bindle with slight variations to the colours.
A typical Alangu mastiff also has a large broad head with medium to high set ears resting on it. The features give the dog a more squared appearance especially from the top. This breed is quite sharp and more alert to anything that happens within its proximity.
Those who want to rear this breed would need to have the space for the dog to grow and investigate as they are a very active dog and need their own space Their adventurous spirit and predisposition to wild and country environments makes them the ideal country dogs.
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