A number of people are always open to the idea of getting a dog home. Dogs are amazing pets and they can give you unconditional love and attention which makes you feel great. If you’re geared up to get a pup, you need to do some research to see which breed fits your home perfectly. There are a number of dog breeds that you can buy or adopt in India, but every dog is different so you need to take your time to decide which one is perfect for you.
Here are 10 dog breeds that are most popular in India.
There is something mesmerizing about a Rottweiler. They are adorable yet the most feared dog breeds across India. Rottweiler’s are muscular and powerful. They are known for their aggressive temperament and due to this they are considered as the best guard dogs all over India. Rottweiler’s can grow up to a height of 24 to 27 inches and weighs approximately 40 to 60 kilos. Their unique trait is friendliness towards friends and family and extremely aggressive towards strangers. They sense bad intentions and keep suspicious people away. It is very important to train Rottweiler’s in the right manner as they can turn on you in no time if not trained well.
The Dachshund is also known as the ‘sausage dog’ due to its short legs and long bodies. These dogs are small and are very friendly which makes them perfect companions for people who have small homes and children. They are active dogs and they love to play around. These dogs are easy to train. However, if you are looking for a guard dog, this is not exactly the breed you would want to get home.
8. Saint Bernard
A Saint Bernard is called a ‘Gentle Giant’. Their muscular structure is a complete contrast to their friendly personality. They have a high tolerance towards children. Saint Bernard’s are obedient, patient and extremely loyal. A Saint Bernard can grow up to 25 to 30 inches when full grown. As with other dogs, it is important to train a Saint Bernard from an early age. An untrained Saint Bernard can be extremely stubborn and unmanageable; hence it is important to train them to be efficient and obedient.
The Pomeranian or the ‘Pom’ is the most common breed of dogs you will find in most Indian homes. They are small dogs and weigh around 3kg to 20 kg depending on the kind of Pomeranian dog you get. Chinese poms are smaller and the German Spitz are larger. They are friendly dogs and you will enjoy spending time with them. The only drawback with these dogs is that they have a lot of fur and when not taken care of properly, they shed a lot of hair.
6. Doberman Pinscher
Dobermans are a classic breed known for having a human brain. They have slender frames and can run at high speeds. They are considered one of the best guard dogs and are usually seen as part of the Indian police force. They have an intimidating personality that is enough to ward off any kind of threat. They are very loyal and protective making them the perfect family dogs. Dobermans are intelligent and extremely easy to train. They don’t shed much fur and are easy to maintain.
Pugs were initially quite rare to spot in India, but they have become quite a common sight these days. If you want to get a Pug home, you need to be ready to accept that these are high maintenance dogs. They are delicate and need a lot of care. Pugs are very friendly and they love kids. Pugs are great for smaller homes and enjoy attention.
4. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are one of the most commonly bred dogs in India. They are considered amazing guard dogs and are even used to serve in the military and the police force. They have a strong loyalty towards their family and keep away strangers with extreme efficiency. German Shepherds are even bred to herd cattle and are known to be strong and agile. A German Shepherd is definitely not recommended for people who would have trouble handling a large energetic dog.
3. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a midsized dog that comes with an amazing fur coat that is a cream gold color. These dogs are best suited for larger homes. IF you get a Golden Retriever, make sure you get the dog ample exercise since these dogs have the tendency of gaining weight. They are very friendly and they also make amazing guard dogs.
2. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are commonly known as ‘Labs’ and are the perfect family dogs. They are extremely friendly and have a strong build. Labs are easy to train and are fond of exercising. The energy levels of a lab are very high and need to be taken out running on a daily basis. The coat of a lab looks extremely shiny however needs to be taken special care of.
1. Indian Pariah
If you are a true dog lover and you want to get a dog home, don’t buy one. Adopt an Indian Pariah. While most people think it’s a style statement to own a dog that is high breed, these Indian Pariah dogs are neglected and left on the road to fend for themselves. An Indian Pariah is a low maintenance dog and they almost never fall ill. They are friendly and when taken good care of, look amazing. These dogs are great for any kind of homes that are willing to love them. They are also amazing guard dogs. Indian Pariahs are one of the most intelligent breed.