5 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Alangu Mastiff

Breeds, last updated 26th, Oct 2017, Anshika Saxena

Indies are the naturally selected breed for the Indian subcontinent. This means that wherever you may choose to live in and around India, a desi-Indie will be best conditioned. Other breeds are not as comfortable in this climate and hence need extra medical attention.

One of the famous Indie Dog breeds is, Alangu Mastiff.

Alangu Mastiff, just like other Indie dog is misunderstood to be just like any other stray dog, here are 5 facts to prove that these dogs just as loving and caring as any other dog. There is so much more than just aggression. (Point to be noted: The street dogs are often aggressive because of their daily-harsh-experience)

  1. Origin:

The Alangu Mastiff can be traced back to parts of Rajasthan, the Bhawalpur area of Punjab, and the desert area of Kutch. Although this breed is rare it is most commonly found in the Thanjavur and Trichy districts of Southern India.

2. Personality:

The Alangu Mastiff owes its dominant and aggressive personality to its long history of use as a war dog and fighting dog. A fairly intelligent and highly territorial dog they have strong natural guarding instincts

3. Grooming:


It is a breed that requires little in the way of grooming maintenance. As a short coated breed the Alangu Mastiff is a moderate shedder that requires only occasional brushing.

4. Health:


It is considered to be a very healthy breed of dog with a low propensity for congenital health defects.

5. Care:


It is evident how much these high-energy dogs are in need for exercise. Take them out for brisk walking and jogging sessions. This is also required to meet with their migrating instincts. When you are out with your bully, do not forget taking the lead, because they would never listen or obey the owner if they sense their power of dominance is overshadowing their masters’ leadership.

Interesting Facts: 1. Unfortunately, many bully kuttas are illegally raised solely for dogfight especially in Pakistan. This is a gruesome, bloody sport, enjoyed by hundreds of spectators, mostly ending in either victory or death.

2. Pink nose, yellow eyes, tri-color face, docked or kinky tail and height less than 32? in males and 27? in females are a few of the traits that disqualify a bully kutta.

3. Presently, this breed is rare in India and rest of the world, but easily available in Pakistan

4. The very name ‘Bully’ is said to have either been derived from dog names like ‘Bulldog’, ‘Pit bull’, ‘Bull terrier’ etc., or from ‘Bohli’, which means ‘heavily wrinkled’, and ‘Kutta’, which means ‘dog’ in Sindhi, Urdu and other South-Asian languages

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