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I am considering some good Indian Breeds, help?

Hi, I live in Delhi. I was looking for a good gaurd dog. Though I don't have much knowledge, there are few specifications I would like to consider. - The breed should not be a heavy shedder -life expectancy should be around 10yrs. or more -Have never pet a Dog (though quite used to with friends dogs) and other pets like birds, rabiits. ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT ACTUALLY COSTS TO KEEP ONE(Preferably larger breeds) Was considering some good Indian breeds like ( The Indian Mastiff or Tibetan Mastiff) as they seem to be far less prone to genetically inherited diseases. Kindly help me with details Thanx & Regards, Rajat

By Rajat · 13 Feb 2012 2:57 pm


By Akshay · 13 Feb 2012 6:52 pm
I would suggest you Rottweiler
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By Rajat · 13 Feb 2012 8:02 pm
I thought rottweiler is a not advisable for city living as they tend to be vicious. Could you explain if they get well along other
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By Akshay · 13 Feb 2012 10:20 pm
If you socialize your rottweiler well and also provide enough exercise then there will be no problem.
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By Rajat · 13 Feb 2012 10:22 pm
Could you help me with the details of the upkeep cost of a rotty and suggest me a good breeder in Delhi...
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By Akshay · 13 Feb 2012 10:36 pm
I can't tell you the upkeep cost as it varies from person to person. But the upkeep cost is low for rottie
and also I am not from Delhi so i don't know about good breeders in delhi
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By Dinkar Singh · 14 Feb 2012 11:43 am
First of all what do you want, a watch dog or a guard dog. Search on the net the difference.

All guard dog breeds like the Rottweiler or TM, etc are not a advised for any first time dog owner like you. Having seen a dog at friends or petted one is very different from actually keeping one and looking after one including training. It also may be cheaper and better to get a security guard from a good guard agency. Big dogs need space and exercise and proper training.

Tibetan Mastif is not actually an Indian breed, and they too can have their health issues and also due to their coat will shed twice a year and are not really suited for the plains. Do a breed requirement check too before getting a breed.
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By Akshay · 14 Feb 2012 1:29 pm
Dinkar is correct. If you are first time dog owner then you should go for watch dogs and not guard dog as guard dogs can be harmfull to you also.
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By Rajat · 14 Feb 2012 9:18 pm

Accepted so would give any suggestions about what breed I should prefer. Given that I have already mentioned all the facts


What is the difference between a gaurd Dog and a watch dog. I have seen Rottweiler works both and with efficiency too.

Also I learnt something recently that I would like to share with all of you.

Taken that the most aggresive Dogs taken as Rottweiler, Dobermann and the dreaded Pitbull.

If somebody takes a look at them. They all have docked tails. As it is commonly said that all dogs and cats likely express themselves with their tails, also they tend to connect their emotions to others with their tails.

So that way if you dock a Dogs tail it behaves partially disabled and due to lack of the ability to connect it tends to be more aggresive. So at it seems undocked Dogs react more normal.
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By Akshay · 14 Feb 2012 10:29 pm
@Rajat google it 'difference between a gaurd Dog and a watch dog' you will come to know the difference
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By Akshay · 14 Feb 2012 10:30 pm
watchdogs bark and warn you and guard dogs will take action and attack if they think it is necessary.

A guard dog will defend anything it feels is theirs....house,cars,people etc while a watch dog will alert you to people,noises and situations that are not normal. A watch dog will most likely attack if they have to but mess with a guard dog and you will be attacked for sure.
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By Rajat · 14 Feb 2012 10:34 pm
do think rottweilers attack their owners... I mean if they have been kept since a puppy??
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By Akshay · 16 Feb 2012 11:47 am
they can if they are not trained properly and not exercised daily
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By Rajat · 16 Feb 2012 12:11 pm

Do you have a rottie... or any other dog??
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By Akshay · 16 Feb 2012 5:51 pm
I have Labrador dog
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 17 Feb 2012 7:56 pm
Your understanding od docking tails was wrong i think so, here you find why are dogs tails docked (http://www.cdb.org/case4dock. htm). Just check this, No dog will bite their pack leader and their genes doesnt allow this, dog only bite if he feel someone who is weak (physically or mentally).
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By Rajat · 21 Feb 2012 8:59 pm

Thanks for the link Raj but it seems the facts are quite basesless. Becoz had it been that neccesary then primarily the tail would have been a vestigial organ, but unlike dogs with tail had a hell lot of use of it.. Secondly, If it is so then why other normal breeds like Labs, GSDs and other simmilar breeds had never been docked. Thirdly, If you take a careful look, Rottweilers, which were a docked breed previously have mostly drooped this practice.

Also Most of the countries banned it tagging as Unneccesary and painful. So just does'nt seems that the website is holding much strength.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D ocking_(dog)#Legal_status_of_d og_tail_docking_and_ear_croppi ng_by_country
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By veer · 28 Feb 2012 2:01 pm
i want to buy a dogo rajat so pllz sir i hv no contact wid u bt i want a dog frm u so plz sir contact me on dis no. 9914391581 nd plz send me sms r ur no. on my gmail id i.e lakhanpalravi99@gmail.com
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By Rajat · 29 Feb 2012 12:07 am

Buddy sorry, but I don't sell dogs or puppies or I am not at all in the pet selling stuff... :)
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By veer · 29 Feb 2012 3:21 pm
thanx rajat i hv got no. frm anywhre....
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By · 27 Mar 2012 8:10 pm
Hi rajat,

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