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Excellent Indogs or Desi Pariah Dogs

Updated on March 17, 2016

Have you ever got an interest in Indian Dogs? Or do you like to know about the dogs, who have rare qualities and are unique from their category? This article is limited to Indian dogs, who are rare and less popular but they are very unique.

1: Indian/Asiatic Wild Dog (Dhole) - It's a different canine that doesn't belongs to Dog Species.

- It can kill a prey up to 10 times of it's size.

- This Dog rarely bark, it make a yodelling sound.

- It has some extraordinary vocal calls and can cluck like a chicken.

- It doesn't belongs to Dog species.

Dhole, Indian Wild Dog
Dhole, Indian Wild Dog | Source

Dhole is an Asian Wild Dog. Its maximum presence is in India, Dholes are also known with other names, like Red Dog or Red fox dog or Asiatic Dog. It has very similar coats and colour like Red Fox and similar physical structure like Australian Border coolie. But in presence, it's truly comparative with African Wild dogs. And like African Wild dogs, Dhole is able to kill a prey up to 10 times of its size. Also it has a very good running speed like African wild dogs. Whether African wild dogs can reach up to speed of to 37 miles/hour, Dhole has a speed of 34 miles per/hour.

This dog is very social animal and lives in large clans which occasionally split up into small packs to hunt. Dholes let their pups eat first at kill. This Dog rarely barks it makes a yodelling sound only.


Dhole - "Cuon alpinus" - Is not a dog.

- It doesn't belongs to Dog species. It's a different species from dogs, wolves, foxes or dingoes and not related to any other canine.

Asiatic wild dogs or Indian wild dog (Dhole)

Kashmiri Sheepdog ( Bakharwal Dog)
Kashmiri Sheepdog ( Bakharwal Dog) | Source

2: Vegetarian Dog

The Bakharwal Dog is an indigenous breed of Himalayan origin (from, Pir Panjal mountain range of the Kashmir Himalayas) and was bred exclusively by a Muslim nomadic group called "Gujjars" to protect their livestock from predators like wolves and bears.
Its name Bakharawal is taken by the word "Bakri" means goat because the dog was bred to protect Goats and sheep from Himalayan wolfs and bears. Also known as Kashmir Sheepdog, Bakarwal Mastiff, Kashmiri Bakharwal Dog, Gujjar Watchdog, Bakarwal, Gujjar Dog, Kashmiri Mastiff.

It has been bred for many centuries by the Gujjar nomadic tribes as a livestock guardian dog and settlement protector.Bakharwal dog is Deep-chested, muscular and agile and has a straight back, broad shoulders and long legs. The body is strongly boned, with a powerful neck and large head.

This dog has lot of speciality that makes him unique and different from other dog:
-This fog doesn't like non vegetarian food and its favourite food is milk and bread.
-It's Birth ratio is very low.

Caravan Hound
Caravan Hound | Source
Caravan Hound
Caravan Hound | Source

3: Dog that Run Like Leopards

Caravan Hounds are an Indian breed of hound dog. This breed was developed for hunting, in an Indian village, Caravani, from where they got their name Caravan Hound. They are also known as Mudhol Hound, They are tall dogs around, 24 to 30 inches at the withers. They are true hunters, which were developed for catching hares and are more capable of bringing down Blackbuck. These tall dogs have long, hare-foot that gives them the balance like cats.

Carvan Hounds can run with a speed of 40 to 42 mp/h.
A Leopard can run up to 45-50 mp/h, it is the third fastest animal in the world.

The Leopard can also leap huge distances, over 25 feet horizontally.
Whether, Caravan Hounds can heap ~18-21 feet.

Caravan Hounds use single paw to land on surface, Like Leopards.
Caravan Hounds use single paw to land on surface, Like Leopards. | Source
Running Leopard and Caravan Hounds
Running Leopard and Caravan Hounds | Source
Jonangi Dogs
Jonangi Dogs | Source

4: Dogs that Don't Bark

Jonangi dogs are an endangered, native Indian dogs. They have threat of extinction. Some rare Dogs are available, along the east coast of India from Bengal to Kanyakumari. They are very unique breed of Dog, who "doesn't bark but makes a yodelling sound".

They are share many characteristics with Indian pariah dogs. Perhaps the most similar breed like Jonangi is the Basenji. These dogs were used for hunting, small games, watchdog, and for duck herding. Jonangi are extremely agile, easily trainable, courageous and very intelligent. They have extremely short and shiny coats, which is one of the unique qualities for this breed. They have naturally erect or floppy ears and wrinkled face. Though Jonangi are quite dogs but very active and alert and usually they are not friendly with strangers, They are known as, one-man or one-family dog.

5: This Dog has a cat like balance and can walk on ledges.


- These dogs are able to calmly clear a six foot fence, from it's standing position.

- Indian government had issued a Postal Stamp in respect of them.

- These dogs are known as Royal hound dogs of India.

They have very flexible and bigger paws, that gives them a cat like balance.


Rampur Hound
Rampur Hound | Source
Postal Ticket, Issued in respect of Rampur Hound
Postal Ticket, Issued in respect of Rampur Hound | Source
Paws of Rampur Greyhounds, That gives them a cat like balance and help them to walk on ledges.
Paws of Rampur Greyhounds, That gives them a cat like balance and help them to walk on ledges.

Rampur Greyhounds has a cat-like balance and able to walk on ledges and is able to calmly clear a six foot fence, from it's standing position.

Rampur Greyhounds are Very intelligent, loyal and devoted sight hound dogs. Who were originated from, Northern Indian city Rampur, which lies between Delhi and Bareilly. Basic purpose to create this breed was, to hunt deer, fox, jackal and rabbits. It was considered a test of courage. A single Rampur hound can take down a golden jackal. Usually they appear lazy, with waging tail. But when, needed it will charge, It has a great running speed and stamina, it can go around 40-42 miles per hours, which is much better than, Indian wild dog or Dholes (34 miles/ hour) or African wolf dog (37 miles/hour). Also it has a cat-like balance and able to walk on ledges or to calmly clear a six foot fence.

Rampur hounds are very affectionate and protective to their owners and known as one man dog (Like Doberman), they usually don’t like strangers and other pets.




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6: Rare and Amazing, Indian Stray Dogs

Have you ever seen, "A dog feeding money or a monkey taking care of dog?" or "a dog who is friend with cow or goat?" Well if you like, You need to roam in Indian streets or you can see these rare pictures of Indian stray dogs.

1st: Rare Indian Stray Dog, that has very rare and unique coat and colour

Amazing dog from Indian Street
Amazing dog from Indian Street

2nd: Amazing Pariah Dog, Amazing Balancing Stunt Show

Street Dog Doing Amazing Balance Stunt in India
Street Dog Doing Amazing Balance Stunt in India
Stray Dog with his Friend Monkey
Stray Dog with his Friend Monkey | Source

3rd: "Man's Best Friend" OR "Monkey's best friend" ?

Dog’s friendliness toward human, friendliness toward dogs and friendliness towards other animals are completely different term. These Indian stray dogs Proved, how friendly and caring are they - towards other animals.

Indian Stray Dog with Monkeys
Indian Stray Dog with Monkeys | Source

4th: Friendly and kind, Pariah Dogs

Look at these real touching pictures "Pariah Dogs feeding baby goat and monkey". That's sufficient to explain about friendliness and Kindness of Pariah or Indian Stray Dogs.

They know how to care?
They know how to care?

Intelligent Pariah Dog used by villagers for sheep herding

Friends Together

Just Friends
Just Friends | Source

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      ARADHYA 2 years ago

      Thanks DrMark!

      I am a great fan of Pariah and I like to promote them, possible that intention appears in articles. :)

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      Dr Mark 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

      I enjoyed the way you compared the cheetah to the Caravan dogs. Very interesting.

      The Pariah dog photos are great!