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Top Ten Unrecognized Tallest Dogs

Updated on July 27, 2016
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Are you looking for a rare, tall and unique dog? It’s always advisable to select a dog based on your requirement, the expertise and appropriateness of dog breed for your climate. Because all the dogs have their own characteristic and behavior and are distinctive. If you are an expert dog owner and interested for a tall dog which is uncommon, then you can go for the breeds which are excellent but less popular and unrecognized by major kennel clubs. This article can help to know them to make your choice.

1. Indigenous mastiff

Indigenous mastiff
Indigenous mastiff | Source

Indigenous mastiffs are basically Himalayan mountain dogs and also known as Himalayan mastiffs or Himalayan guard dogs. They are tall, giant and strong dogs which are very alert, gentle and devoted to their family and owner. Indigenous mastiffs were used to guard property and to protect livestock. They have great fighting talent, a full-grown male is capable of taking down two wolves on its own. Indigenous mastiffs are the only pure breed Indian mastiffs but unfortunately they are introduced to endangered category and only a few dogs are left.

Physical trait

Breed
Indigenous mastiff
Origin
Himalayan Region in India
Height
27 - 33 inch
Weight
Male: 70-90 kg, Female: 60-80 kg.
Life Span
9 to 11 Years

2. Bully Kutta

Bully And Alangu Mastiffs
Bully And Alangu Mastiffs | Source

Now days Bully or Bulli Kutta is more popular for dog fight and its giant size and muscular appearance. They are tall, strong, fearless, loyal and protective and aloof. They are also known as Bulli mastiff, Sindh Mastiff, Pakistani Mastiff, Alangu Mastiff.
They got their name from the Hindi/Urdu word BULLI that mean "heavily wrinkled" and Kutta, means dog. Thus, the original name of this breed is Bulli, not the Bully. But they are popular as bully Kutta because during British colonization, English people were more convenient to call them bully. The Bulli Kutta was developed in the Sindh region of in India and Pakistan, during British rule. They were created by mixing native mastiff type dog with an English mastiff dog that was bought to India by English people.

Physical trait

Breed
Bully Kutta
Origin
India, Pakistan
Height
27 - 32 inches.
Weight
Male: 65 - 80 kg, female: 55 - 65 kg.
Life Span
9 to 11 Years

3. Nepali Mountain Dog

Nepali Mountain Dog
Nepali Mountain Dog | Source

Nepali Bhote Kukur (Mountain Dog)

Nepali Bhote Kukur or Nepali mountain dogs are tall, giant, hairy dogs from Nepal and also available in the Himalayan region of India and Bhutan. They are known as Nepali mastiff or Pahari Kukur (Mountain Dog). They are alert, intelligent, strong dogs, which share similar physical traits like Tibetan mastiff. They need regular exercise and early training. They are dominant and territorial dogs which need a firm owner and not suitable for apartment living.

Physical trait

Breed
Nepali Bhote Kukur
Origin
Nepal
Height
27 - 32 inch
Weight
Male: 65-85 kg, female: 55-70 kg.
Life Span
Average 9 to 11 Years

4. Sarabi (Persian mastiff)

Sarabi Fighter Dog
Sarabi Fighter Dog | Source

Sarabi Dog (Persian Mastiff) & Russian Sheep Dog

Sarabi or Persian mastiff dogs are giant, powerful and ferocious dogs, native to Persia, IRAN. They were bred for dog fighting, to protect livestock and guard. It’s commonly believed that the Kangal dog is related to Perita’s Persian mastiff and they are associated with Alexander’s lion-killer dogs, which were developed from the blood line of Himalayan mastiffs. Sarabi dogs are appreciated for their fearless, aggressive nature, powerful muzzle and sturdiness. They are naturally healthy dogs that need less grooming and vet care.

Physical trait

Breed
Persian mastiff
Origin
Iran
Height
28 - 32 inch
Weight
Male: 60-85 kg, female: 55-75 kg.
Life Span
Average 10 Years

5. Rajapalayam Dogs

Rajapalayam Dog
Rajapalayam Dog | Source

Tallest South Indian Dog Breed

Rajapalayam is tall, white, short, thick coated, strong dogs, Native from India. They are also known as Poligar hound. They were created as companion dogs of the royalty and aristocracy in Southern India, They got their name after the city Rajapalayam in Poligar district of Tamilnadu, India. Rajapalayam is aloof, protective and aggressive dogs, which need regular exercise and early training. They have very similar personality like Doberman dogs. They are also protective, courageous, alert, reliable and aggressive and known as one man dogs like Doberman.

Physical trait

Breed
Rajapalayam
Origin
India
Height
Male 25-31 inch and females are 23-28 inch
Weight
About 32 - 42 kg, some up to 48 kg.0
Life Span
10 to 12 Years

6. Taigan Sighthound

Taigan Dogs
Taigan Dogs | Source

Taigan

Taigan dogs are the Russian sight hound dogs, originated from Kyrgyzstan and have a presence in Northern Africa and Central Asia. They are also known as Kyrgyz Sighthound, Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan. They are tall, athletic and energetic dogs that need regular exercise and moderate grooming. Their average height is around 29 to 30 inches, but they can grow up to 32 inches. They were bred to hunt small to medium prey like deer, wolf, fox and hare and have excellent chasing speed and stamina.

Physical trait

Breed
Taigan
Origin
Kyrgyzstan
Height
Male 27-32 inch and females are 21-28 inch
Weight
Male: 28 -45 kg, female: 22-35 kg.
Life Span
11 to 13 Years

7. Karavan Hound

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Caravan hounds are Indian sight hounds and also known as Maratha Hound, Pashmi Hound and Caravan hound. It’s commonly believed they were the descendants from Arabian Salukis, which were brought to India during the Mughal Rule. They are tall, speedy and energetic dogs and one among the fastest running dogs in the world. They are most appreciated for their excellent speed and stamina. Caravan hounds are loyal, affectionate but reserved dogs they do not like strangers to touch them. They are mainly available in Indian states Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Physical trait

Breed
Caravan Hound / Karavan Hounds
Origin
India
Height
Male 27-32 inches and females are 23-28 inches
Weight
Male: 20-28 kg, female: 16-22 kg.
Life Span
9 to 11 Years

8. Sarail Hound

Sarail Hound or Royal Bengal Hound [LEFT] and Caravan Hound [Right]
Sarail Hound or Royal Bengal Hound [LEFT] and Caravan Hound [Right] | Source

Sarail hounds are excellent sight hound dogs, from Bangladesh. Unfortunately, they are identified as endangered and very few pure breed Sarail hounds are left. It’s commonly believed that they are the further extension of Rampur Greyhound of India. They were developed to hunt vermin, deer and jackals. They are very athletic, sturdy dogs that need minimal grooming and less vet care.

Physical trait

Breed
Sarail Hounds
Origin
Bangla Desh
Height
Male 25-29 inches and females are 23-27 inches
Weight
Male: 18-26 kg, female: 16-20 kg.
Life Span
9 to 11 Years

9. Himalayan Mountain Dogs

Mountain Dog, Garhwal, Himalaya, India
Mountain Dog, Garhwal, Himalaya, India | Source

Gaddi Dog

Himalayan Mountain dogs are available in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, China and Pakistan. They are very similar to Tibetan mastiff dogs and share similar physical traits, but their behaviour varies. Gaddi and Bhutia mastiffs are the most popular dogs after Tibetan mastiff. They are tall, strong, healthy and courageous dogs. Their height varies between 26-30 inches. The average height of male dogs is 28 inches.

Physical trait

Breed
Himalayan Mountain Dogs
Origin
Himalayan region of India, Pakistan, nepal, Bhutan and Thailand
Height
Male 27-31 inches and females are 24-28 inches
Weight
Male: 24 - 44 kg, female: 20 - 35 kg.
Life Span
10 to 12 Years

10. Hortaya borzaya

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The Hortaya Borzaya dogs are the sight hound dogs, native to Lithuania and Russia. They are known for excellent running and hunting skill. Their other speciality is their silence and rare barking, they bark only when it’s really needed. They are appreciated for excellent obedience, friendly nature and less aggression towards humans. Hortaya Borzaya are lean, tall, gentle and alert dogs that are most preferred dog to keep with children and also good for guarding and hunting needs.

Physical trait

Breed
Hortaya borzaya
Origin
Kazakhstan
Height
Male: 65 - 75 cm, Female: 61 - 71 cm
Weight
Male: 18 - 35 kg, Female: 16 -30 kg
Life Span
14 - 15 years

Top 10 Unrecognized Tallest Dogs

Breed
Max Height
Origin
Indigenous mastiff
Avg. 32 inches
India
Bully Kutta / Alangu mastiff
Avg. 32 inches
India, Pakistan
Nepali Mountain Dog
Avg. 31 inches
Nepal
Parsian mastiff (Sarabi)
Avg. 31 inches
Iran
Rajapalayam
Avg. 31 inches
India
Taigan
Avg. 30 inches but Some up to 33 inches
Kyrgyzstan
Sarail Hound
Avg. 30 inches
Bangladesh
Karvan Hound
Avg. 31 inches
India
Himalayan Mountain Dogs
Avg. 31 inches
Himalayan Region (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand)
Hortaya borzaya
Avg. 30 inches
Kazakhstan

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