Most popular dog breeds in India

There are many famous dog breeds of India. Some of them are Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Husky, Jack Russell, Bichon Frise, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Poodles etc. These are just a few from a huge list. Each dog breed has its own characteristic and specialty which make them different from each other.

  • Indian Chippaparai is an extremely popular dog breed from India. It is among the oldest domestic dog breeds in India. The breed is basically bred by the royalty and is considered a symbol of prestige.
  • The great Dane or German shepherd is another famous dog breed that is very popular in India. This breed originated as a cross between a German shepherd and a beagle. It has a medium height with an athletic body structure and possesses a great deal of muscular energy.

This dog breed guards both the house and the borders. They have medium height, sturdy frame, alert eyes, gentle nature, sweet heart and good spirit. They possess excellent hearing abilities and exceptional smell. Apart from guarding, they are very affectionate and loving. They form an important part of family as guard dogs.

  • The Collie is another famous dog breed that originated as a cross between a spaniel and a herding dog. The breed enjoys medium height and muscular build. The Collie enjoys great agility and possesses strong drive. The Collie is the national dog of Iceland. The early socialization of the collie makes it an adaptable breed and great for people who do not have much time to train their Great Danes.
  • The German Shepard is another medium sized breed. These dogs enjoy medium height and muscular build with medium sized ears and tail. They are affectionate and loyal and make great companions. Boxer dogs require early socialization to avoid excessive aggression.
  • Pugs are another popular breed of dogs and these are extremely lovable and affectionate. The pug has a cute personality and makes a great family pet. Pugs were originally bred to be companion dogs. Some pugs have a cute appearance, while others possess a more energetic personality.
  • The Labrador Retriever is known as the true working dog. These dogs are characterized by their long coats. The coats of Labs are very silky and luxurious. Labradors strong sense of smell and intelligent nature makes them great companions.
  • Golden Retrievers is descendent of the ancient Portuguese water dog breed. This is one of the oldest dog breeds in India and they still preserve a lot of the hunting instinct in them. The golden retriever is elegant and noble looking and this breed does make wonderful companions.
  • The Shepherd dog breed originated from Germany. The breed is distinguished by its long and flowing hair. They are gentle and amiable, and make great pets to people with families. These dogs have strong working instincts and a protective nature. These qualities make them excellent in the breeding of purebred Shepherds in India.
  • The Samoyed is another beautiful dog breed that originated from Japan. These dogs are very protective and loyal and are great companions and protectors to their owners. In the domestic dog breeds in India, these dogs act as guard dogs and are also very devoted and faithful.
  • Boxer dogs were brought to India from England in the later part of the 1800s and became known as the Brindle or English Cocker Spaniel. They have an athletic body structure and a head which jutted out significantly. A boxer dog is characterized by a short coat that is short, silky and dense and a body that is athletic and muscular. Many times boxer dogs are used as watchdogs or guards and some are even used for hunting.