Understanding Dog Body Language and Behaviour

Understanding Dog Body Language and Behavior is an elaborate and sophisticated system of non-verbal communication that, fortunately, we can learn to recognize and interpret. Once you learn how to “read” a dog’s postures and signals, you’ll better understand his feelings and motivations and be better able to predict what he’s likely to do. These skills will enable you to understand and interact with dogs with greater enjoyment, safety, trust and build a better relationship with your dog.

Dogs and humans have spent thousands of years living side by side, and we can instinctively recognise most of each others moods from body language, facial expressions vocalisation and behavior. Dogs also happen to be very expressive animals. They communicate when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry, and they use their faces and bodies to convey much of this information.

Playful

The playful stance, where a dog has his rump raised high, is the sign that it’s time to go out and play! Playful body language traits:

  • Stance rump raised, front of the body lowered, front knees bent, head forward, dog jumping around
  • Tail raised high and waving anxiously
  • Ears perked up and alert
  • Eyes wide open, darting around in anticipation, pupils dilated
  • Mouth open, tongue out

Dogs also acquire this stance as a time out or as an apology or peace offering if they think they may have behaved too aggressively or threateningly.

Confident and Relaxed

Relaxed dogs do not feel threatened by other dogs or their environment. They are friendly and approachable. Relaxed dog body language traits:

  • Stance erect
  • Tail wagging slowly
  • Ears pricked up but with a relaxed look
  • Eyes small pupils
  • Mouth closed or slight parting of lips

Fearful or Anxious

Fearful dogs have unmistakable humped over body language and a fearful gaze. Remove the dog from the fearful environment or let him calm down on his own. Fearful body language traits:

  • Stance lowered
  • Tail tucked under
  • Ears down
  • Eyes a wide-eyed look with the whites showing
  • Mouth panting

Aggressive

Aggressive dogs give signals that they are about to attack and defend themselves. It’s best to leave these dogs alone. Aggressive dog body language traits:

  • Stance rigid
  • Tail straight up or out behind, very rigid
  • Ears pricked up
  • Eyes intense, focused stare
  • Mouth lips are pulled back and some teeth show
  • Hackles this is a line of hair that starts at the base of the neck and runs down the shoulders. It is raised if a dog is feeling aggressive and lowered if he is relaxed.

Fear-Aggressive

  • Stance dog is pulled into himself
  • Tail tucked completely under
  • Ears lying down
  • Eyes wide-eyed and trouble focusing
  • Mouth lips pulled back slightly or heavy panting

Relaxed

Relaxed dogs do not feel threatened by other dogs or their environment. They are friendly and approachable. Relaxed dog body language traits:

  • Stance lying down or standing without any alertness
  • Tail up and wagging or lying naturally
  • Ears at their normal state, depending on the breed (A Terriers would be up but relaxed, a Hounds would be down)
  • Eyes normal pupil dilation, focused but not staring
  • Mouth open and lightly panting or closed

Dominant dogs

Dominant dogs know they are the king of the pack and make sure everyone else knows too. Dominant dog body language traits:

  • Stance dog standing erect and tall, hackles raised;
  • Tail tail up straight and bristled;
  • Ears erect and facing forward;
  • Eyes staring straight ahead or on target;
  • Mouth closed or lips curled and teeth visible in the prelude to a snarl;
  • dog pretending to mount (or hump) lower-ranking dogs.

Submissive dogs

Submissive dogs are not necessarily wimps, just dogs who agree to recognize who the leader is and avoid confrontation. Submissive dog body language traits:

  • Stance dog crouching, knees bent, front paw raised, rump lowered, head down;
  • tail between the legs;
  • Ears folded back;
  • Eyes looking away, brief and indirect eye contact with dominant dog or person.
  • Mouth open slightly, tongue dipping out slightly—he may lick the face of the dominant dog;

In instances of total submission, a dog will lay on his back exposing his stomach, legs folded, eyes closed.

Understanding Dog Vocal Clues

Howl

This is an attempt to locate someone, perhaps you or the dog down the street. When you leave for work, its very possible your dog howls in an effort to get you back. When one dog starts howling in the neighborhood, usually many others join in its sort of like a conference call.

Growl

This means back off. Youll see a dog growl when another dog gets interested in his food. Your dog may growl at a stranger he doesnt like or he may growl at you when you try to take his toy away. Its actually a very effective way of communicating and actually signals that you can probably negotiate that toy away. When a dog is in an aggressive stance and silent, there is the most danger.

Grunt or Mutter

This is usually to indicate that your dog wants something. Its an interesting sound because its almost manipulative your dog knows if he barks, hell get into trouble but the more subtle grunt might get him wants he wants. It is also heard when dogs greet other dogs or humans.

Whimper or Sob

Dogs whimper when theyre anxious or hurt. Sometimes they figure out that they get attention when they whimper and use this to their advantage.

Whine or Moan

This indicates frustration. They are in a sense complaining about something.

Bark

There are many different types of barks. A high pitched bark indicates excitement and happiness. A low pitched bark indicates aggression and is possibly a threat. Dogs bark to get attention, to respond to other dogs, to indicate that theyre happy, and to alert their human to a problem. Unfortunately, your dog may detect a problem that you cant see or hear, such as a siren miles away or the neighbors cat hiding in the tree outside the window.

 

Understanding Common Dog Behaviors

Panting

Because dogs sweat through the pads on their feet, most of their body heat is expelled through their mouth when they pant. Its their primary means of regulating body temperature. Dogs also pant to cope with pain.

Dog Barking

In nature, dogs bark to raise an alarm at the first signs of possible danger or to herald a new arrival. Barking is an important means of canine communication. See, How to stop your Dog from Excessive Barking if its becoming a behavior issue.

Dog Chewing

Just as a growing child, your dog will want to chew on toys and other objects to relieve the pain of a new set of teeth coming in. If your dog is full grown, you may also come home to find your couch cushions or favorite pair of shoes ripped to shreds, but it is not because they enjoy the taste. Your dog could be exhibiting signs of separation anxiety or anxiety in general. To avoid this happening See, How to Stop Dogs from Destructive Chewing

Digging

Digging is an instinctual activity, written deep in a dogs DNA. It is especially strong in terrier breeds. Dogs in natural packs will dig to hide food or to uncover food such as small rodents. A den dug in the cool earth can also provide shelter from the heat.

Jumping up

Though it may seem like play behavior, or an enthusiastic greeting, jumping up is a sign that your dog is attempting to assert her dominance over you. By encouraging jumping up with affection, you are reinforcing the behavior.

Dog Biting

A dog will bite a person as a way of communicating their current state of mind. The dog could be reacting in aggression, fear or nervousness. There are, however, ways to prevent a dog bite from ever happening if you stay in tune to the dog’s body language. See Why Bites Happen and How to Prevent Them.

Separation anxiety

Dogs live and travel in packs, so its natural for them to feel anxious when they are separated from their pack-mates. Try taking your dog on a nice, long walk before leaving her alone in the house. Leaving her in resting mode can calm her anxiety.

Once you understand these behaviors, youll be better equipped to recognize when your dogs needs are not being met! When your dogs needs go unfulfilled, unwanted behaviors begin to emerge.

By Understanding Dog Body Language and Behavior, we can better communicate with them and avoid common misunderstandings. And you can be assured that your dog isnt going crazy when hes muttering to himself all the time.

Why Stray Dogs Chase Cars and Bikes

Dogs and cars have hate affair. A lot of drivers have had this experience they are driving down a road, minding their own business, when all of a sudden they see a barking dog trying to chase down their vehicle, without any provocation.

So why do dogs chase cars? The question, however, may not just be why do they chase cars rather, it may be what exactly would they do if they were to catch one!

Firstly reason for chasing bike or car by street dog why do street dogs chase

So Why Do Dogs Chase Cars, bikes etc.?

Every dog has that hunter instinct, the degree of development of said instinct being dependent upon the specific dog breed and of course, how the dog was brought up in the first place.

Interestingly, dogs without a home (sometimes known as stray dogs) are more likely to chase cars than dogs with a home. The reason for this is training or lack thereof. If a dog has never take a ride in a car, they are more likely to see the moving vehicle as pray or as a type of game.

There may be more reasons to a dog chasing a car than just instinct. We have frequently noted that a Dog whose parents were car chasers or who have lost their puppies or siblings to car accidents are more prone to car chasing and often more persistent with the chase. Unfortunately, dogs do not realize just how dangerous chasing a car can be. They view a moving car in the same way that they see a child riding a bike, or a cat they like to chase and play with, and so on.

This then suggests that the reason dogs like to chase cars is because of their desire to play, or because they are irritated by the noise the vehicle produces, or because of their instinctive desire to catch their pray. Whatever their motivation it is dangerous for both the dog and the driver, and anyone near enough to get caught up in an accident.

The best way to ensure that YOUR dog does not chase cars is through training. For well trained dogs, a simple No should suffice, or better yet, an even better trained dog will not even consider it and will ignore the moving vehicle (while keeping carefully out of its way).

However, even the best trained dogs should be kept on a leash when going out for a walk especially in urban areas with busy streets, noise, and vehicular traffic. So the best way to prevent your dog from chasing a car is by keeping your dog on a leash. That, plus ample training, should keep your dog safe from very avoidable car accidents. And if you are in the drivers seat the best solution to avoid any mishap is to slow down your vehicle or stop completely if required. They wouldnt know what to do with you if they caught up to you.

Do not panic, do not brake or reverse suddenly and more importantly, do not start hitting the dog or running over it. Be Human and keep your cool. Ignore the dog and drive safe.!!!

Top 10 Dog Breeds in India

So you’ve been thinking about getting a dog for sometime and cannot figure out which one to bring home. Add to your woes the harsh climate of the Indian subcontinent, your increasingly hectic lifestyle and space constraints and you start wondering whether you are at all in a position to get one. However if you are sure you want to bring home a Dog and can provide for him the nourishment, shelter, healthcare and love he needs, we will help you pick up the right one. To get you started, here is our list of Top 10 Dog Breeds in India and why are they popular here.

10. Rottweiler

I have a pet Rottweiler named Bruno whom I rescued at the age of 1.5-2 years and has been living with me since 1 year. Earlier also I have rescued two adult Rottweilers…

Rottweiler in bed
Bruno Rescued Rottweiler sleeping with me in bed
Rottweiler trained won't go out even if gate open
Rottweiler trained won’t go out even if gate open
Bruno Rescued Rottweiler sleeping during winters
Bruno Rescued Rottweiler sleeping during winters
rotty in arms
rotty in arms

With a Powerful, muscular and stout built and a no-nonsense temperament, Rottweilers are regarded as one of the best guard Dogs in India. They can grow up to weigh 40-60 Kgs (88-132 Lbs) with a height of 24-27 inches at the withers and are incredibly good looking with a Tan Black coat that’s also quite easy to maintain.

Rottweiler should be trained early in life i.e. from 5-6 months of age . They should be given lot of exercise as they are working dog.

“They are one-man dogs and separation anxiety drives them mad, especially the male adults. It will take a lot of time to make an adult Rottweiler acclimatise itself to a new environment,” said Vellore-based veterinarian Kishore Kumar, who has had Rottweilers for many years as pets.

Originating in ancient Rome as a herding dog, Rottweilers were subsequently taken to other countries. Their jaws are stronger than Pitbulls and German Shepherds. “The dogs bred in Germany are more aggressive. Strangers are always at risk when handling a new adult. There are also Rottweilers that behave like the Labrador Retriever,” said Dr. Kishore Kumar. Source The Hindu

There have been many cases of Rottweiler attacking humans.

“They should be trained properly to obey the commands of the owner. Otherwise, they will pose a serious threat” Source:Times of India

Pet dogs kills breeder

Keeping a Rotty is costly and also requires care. Rotties are known to have temperament issues and are even banned in few countries .
Rotties should be given special care in summers . Cool place ( AC preferred ), to sit and relax and cold water to be available at all times .
Incredibly friendly to family and friends and highly suspicious of strangers, they seem to have an uncanny ability to sense bad intentions and keep such people away from you.

कई देशों में इस डॉग के पालने पर है बैन, गुस्से में शेर पर भी कर सकता है अटैक

However due to their incredible strength, its important to train them from the beginning to obey family members and friends. If raised well, with careful training and socialization, they are incredibly good family dogs while still being protective and guarding from strangers.

Rottweilers have the second strongest Bite force after Mastiffs, measuring a strong 328 pounds per square inch and are considered the second most dangerous dogs in US.

The American Kennel Club says it is:

A calm, confident and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. A Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in its environment. It has an inherent desire to protect home and family, and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a strong willingness to work, making them especially suited as a companion, guardian and general all-purpose dog.

Recently there has been a attack case by Rottweiler in Panipat … Where dog has killed and eaten its care taker . Dog was kept at farm which is not at all appropriate in summers . A dog like Rottweiler should be given to only those people who could train them or hire a trainer for them.

अपने केयर टेकर को मार काफी देर तक लाश नोच कर खाता रहा डॉग

They however, thanks to their history as guard dog and  herding Dogs before that, need a LOT of exercise to thrive. Basically, you can simply not tire a Rottweiler. They have incredible endurance and strength and thus a long run everyday is recommended. They are however excellent apartment dwellers due to their laid back attitude at home.

9. Dachshund

daschund puppies
daschund puppies
Daschund adult
Daschund adult
Brick Red Miniature Dachshund
Brick Red Miniature Dachshund
daschund in air
daschund in air

The Dachshund, meaning badger dog in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work.

Dachshunds are often used in dog races.A healthy Dachshund can run up to 20 mph.

The Dachshund has an average height of 15 inches, which is below average compared to all other dog breeds. Therefore, the Dachshund is ideal for owners who live in smaller homes (e.g. a city apartment). Dachshund, are also travel friendly and do not require as much food as bigger dogs. They weigh around 6.5-11.5 kgs with a life expectancy of 12-15 years and come in a variety of colours like black/tan, red, brown and chocolate. The breed is an average shedder.

Dachshund is curious, clever, affectionate, proud, brave and amusing. Devoted to its family, it can be slightly difficult to train but not impossible. It doesnt need a lot of vigorous activity to remain healthy and happy, though it should be walked daily and allowed to get out and run once in a while as it has a tendency to become overweight and lazy. This is a serious health risk, putting added strain on the already stretched back.

8. Saint Bernard

st bernard puppy
St Bernard puppy
st bernard open mouth
St Bernard open mouth
st bernard full size
St Bernard full size

A full grown Saint Bernard stands somewhere between 25-30 inches at the withers and can weight a healthy 60-90 Kgs ( 132 -198 Lbs). Given their size, its very important to train them from an early age, when they are still of a manageable size and they are indeed quite easy to train.

Barry, a famous Saint Bernard, rescued somewhere between 45-100 people trapped in avalanches in Swiss Alps during his career.

However an untrained Saint Bernard puppy will be unmanageable for even the strongest of adults so don’t bring one home if you cannot provide him time and resources to be trained and disciplined.

Given their lineage and genetics, Saint Bernards are amazing watch Dogs (frankly, who would ever want to confront a Dog this size) with incredible sense of smell and seem to have an amazing sense of impending dangers and therefore have been used for rescues worldwide.

However they are also prone to a host of health issues ranging from wobbler syndrome, heart problems, skin problems, hip dysplasia, tumors and extropion—a folding outward of the eyelid rim, usually on the lower lid.

Saint Bernards thrive well with a bit of exercise, preferably a long walk everyday, and a cool climate to live in. If you live in a warm/hot climate, Saint Bernards must be kept indoors and in cooled environments. Dont forget that they were bred in the Italian and Swiss Alps and used to climate much colder than most of India provides.

They shed twice a year so a regular grooming with a soft brush and a bath when necessary with a mild soap or shampoo should be sufficient. Special care needs to be taken to keep their eyes clean. They are also prone to drooling, wheezing and snoring.

7. Pomeranian/Spitz

Most of the people in India have Spitz (mostly full white) which they call Pomerian  (yes its Spitz actually Indian Spitz  ). Pomeranian on the other hand come in different colors like black ,white, golden or brown.

Rescued Spitz Puppy was abandoned on road with her mother
Rescued Spitz Puppy was abandoned on road with her mother
Rescued Spitz Mother was abandoned on road with her puppies
Rescued Spitz Mother was abandoned on road with her puppies
Milky blind rescued Spitz breed dog
Milky blind rescued Spitz breed dog

Spitz are a little big in size than Pomeranian and also more active.

The ubiquitous Pomeranian, also lovingly called Pom or Pom Pom, are a toy breed of the Spitz classification and a direct descendants of the German Spitz type.

Pomeranians are small dogs weighing 1.9–3.5 kilograms (4.2–7.7 lb) and standing 5 to 11 inches high at the withers They are compact but sturdy dogs with an abundant textured coat with a highly plumed tail set high and flat The top coat forms a ruff of fur on the neck, which Poms are well known for, and they also have a fringe of feathery hair on the hindquarters.

pomeranian dog
pomeranian dog

Around 19th century Queen Victoria adopted a small red Pomeranian and founded a kennel club to exhibit this breed.

Pomeranian has short muzzle in comparison to Spitz. Also Pomeranian hairs are more fluffy .

Poms are excellent apartment dwellers with little exercise needs and provide for amazing company and fun to children and adults alike. They are also excellent watch dogs but not so much of guard dogs.

However they are heavy shedders given their coat density and do require regular grooming to prevent matting and shedding.

6. Doberman Pinscher

My first rescued  dog as child was Doberman ‘Shayru’ .
Dobermans are quite dog but full of energy n very active and also quite intelligent.

doberman dog
doberman dog

Weighing a healthy 35-40 Kgs ( 80-90 lbs) on a slender frame thats almost 30-34 inches tall they are capable of amazing speed, agility and endurance and are considered the second best guard dogs in the world.  Their fierce looks and penetrating gaze is enough to ward off most intruders and their extreme loyalty and protective instincts are coveted around the world.

doberman dog
doberman dog

Doberman Pinscher is the only dog breed named after its creator, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann.

Dobermans are very intelligent and therefore easy to train and over generations of breeding, their aggressiveness has been drastically reduced making them exceptionally good family dogs as well.

They are minimal shedders and a once a week quick brushing is all it takes to keep them clean and prim. However they are prone to eye boogers and therefore require frequent cleaning of the eyes.

In recent years the number of Dobbies have gone down , although Dobermans are very suitable breed as per Indian CLimate.

5. Pugs

Cute pug puppy
Cute pug puppy

From being a relatively rare breed in India, Pugs have gone on to become a hot favorite of Indian Dog Lovers, thanks to the immensely successful Vodafone campaign that brought the breed to limelight.

Pug adult dog
Pug adult dog

With their adorable wrinkly faces and bulgy eyes, friendliness and loyalty coupled with a small frame that can weigh anywhere between 6-8 Kgs (13-17 Lbs) and measuring up to 15 inches tall, Pugs make ideal pets for people who live in apartments or families with children. They also do well with little exercise and are incredibly low maintenance.

The vertical wrinkle on their forehead is said to resemble the Chinese character for prince and thus known as the prince mark.

pug with forehead wrinkles
pug with forehead wrinkles

Pugs are extremely easy to keep but have a serious tendency to become obese unless their diet and exercise are watched carefully. With the short muzzle, they do not thrive in hot, humid weather and must be observed carefully for heatstroke. Pugs do tend to snore, again a result of the short muzzle. The prominent eyes are easily injured and care must be taken to keep them moist. Pugs are fairly robust otherwise and often live up-to 15 years of age.

4. German Shepherd

Black and tan german shepherd puppy
Black and tan german shepherd puppy

In 1929, Rin Tin Tin, a very popular GSD with 27 film appearance may have won the Academy award for Best Actor but the Academy determined that a human should win.

GSD are available in 9 color variations i.e. Black and Tan, Black and Silver , Black and Red, Black , White, Black Sable, Blue and Tan, Liver and Tan and Panda .

An adult GSD can grow as tall as 25 inches weighing between 34-43 Kgs (75- 95 Lbs) and would live up to 12 years. They were bred to be herding dogs for cattle and therefore are quite agile and strong and not recommended for people who will have trouble handling an energetic large dog.

German Shepherds, if trained and well socialized, are generally considered very safe companions and are great with children if, of course, raised together. This is very important as a poorly socialised German Shepherd can be nervous in presence of strangers and therefore aggressive and over protective.

German Shepherd head tilt
German Shepherd head tilt

They are also heavy shedders and require regular grooming for the same.

3. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a beautiful, sturdy, well-proportioned dog with a feathered, medium-length, cream to golden-colored coat. The outer coat is water-repellent and the undercoat is dense. The head is broad, with a tapering, but wide, powerful muzzle. It has a scissors bite and a clear frontal stop. The nose is black and the kindly eyes are brown with dark rims. The ears are medium-sized and pendant. Its neck and thighs are muscular and the chest is broad. The tail is long, but never curled and it can grow up to be 24 inches tall weighing a healthy 32-36 Kgs (80 lbs) and at an average, live up to 12 years of age.

Golden Retrievers are bird dogs at heart, so they love a good game of fetch or a swim. If exercise is provided daily, golden retrievers can adapt to any type of home, even if it is a city apartment

Very Intelligent and easy to train, Golden Retrievers can also serve as a service dog for the visually challenged and the hearing impaired. They are also employed around the world for hunting, detection and search & rescue operations.

Their friendly and gentle temperament means they are not the best suited as guard dogs but the same ensures they also one of the the most popular family dogs. They are incredibly friendly and tolerant with children, very energetic and require 1-2 hours of exercise a day to stay healthy.

Despite the dense coat, they are not the heaviest of shedders and are fairly easy to groom due to the smooth, dense coat. A weekly brush should keep their coat clean and matt-free. We recommend them for homes with children that provides a playful environment or adults who can provide them the necessary physical activity needed for their well being.

2. Labrador Retriever

A lab puppy will grow in to a full adult within 12 months of birth growing as tall as 32 inches (thus classified as medium-sized dogs) and weigh between 25-34 Kgs ( 55-75 Lbs) and may continue to add weight till 2 years of age.

The Labrador Retriever gets its name from the Labrador sea in Canada, this was where they were used to retrieve the fisherman nets from the icy water. Their retriever trait gave them the name, Labrador Retriever

Labs are great family dogs who are protective about their family but welcoming to strangers. Labs requires a good 40-50 minutes of exercise everyday to prevent obesity and therefore serve as great companions for a family with kids.

Their energy levels are incredibly high and therefore we dont recommend them for people and families that cannot handle a high energy dog with regular exercise and running needs. You would usually notice your neighbours lab to be overweight and suffering from Hip Dysplasia for the same reason so refrain from bringing home one if you cannot provide enough playtime to him. Owing to their energetic nature, Labradors who are left alone or not well exercised can become destructive — chewing, digging and barking to excess. Make sure you have enough toys for them to focus their chewing and energy on.

The wonderful double coat that keeps the Labrador warm while retrieving in icy water also gives this breed top billing as shedders. Normally, their coats do fine with a quick weekly grooming, but at shedding time daily grooming is needed.

1. Indian Pariah

These were the very first domestic dogs and Mans earliest animal companions. This ancient race is part of the dingo-pariah group of dogs, which exists across continents. Close relatives include the Australian Dingo,The Canaan Dog in Israel, the New Guinea Singing Dog and the African Basenji.

These dogs  known by various names as Deshi Kukur,  Deshi Kutra, Deshi Kutta, Deshi Kutro etc. are very hardy dogs. They are very social ,highly alert, intelligent, easily trainable and capable of independent thinking. . They make excellent watch dogs and are very territorial and defensive of their pack/family. They need good socializing as pups and do well with families and children.

They are modest eaters and will rarely overeat. They are a very active breed and thrive with regular exercise and very long walks, several times a day. Being a naturally evolved and perfected breed, they have very few health concerns and thrive with minimal maintenance.

Their skin needs very little grooming and the dogs themselves are relatively clean. They have no body odour. Genetic health ailments like hip dysplasia etc. are extremely rare since in a naturally evolved race only the fittest individuals breed and the flaws are bred out.

They are generally very healthy and average life expectancy is over 15 years under good care. They  are  medium sized dogs of square to slightly rectangular build and short coat. Adult Dogs: Height: 20 25 inches high at the withers ; Weight: 20 30 kilograms . Adult Bitches: Height: 18 23 inches at the withers ;Weight: 15 25 kilograms.

They have a double coat, a coarse upper coat and a soft undercoat.The most commonly observed colors are brown, range from dark to reddish-brown, with or without white markings. Solid blacks are rare but some dogs are pied. Spotted, brindle and white are considered faults.

However given how recklessly breed dog owners allow their Dogs to mate with the the stray Indi-dogs, there is a whole diaspora of Mix breeds to choose from.

Frankly, as far as ability to show love and loyalty is concerned, all Dogs are created equal. The choice of one breed over the other is mostly about the looks. It represents the same vanity we demonstrate in choosing people around us and its unfair.

You can choose to bring an expensive, supposedly better looking dog who was not meant for your climate and struggles everyday or you can bring home a homeless puppy who will thrive in the Indian weather, be easy to maintain and have way lesser health issues. Honestly, its not even a difficult choice if rationale takes the front-seat.

There is always a puppy waiting for you to take home

No matter how little money or how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you RICH

~ Louis Sabin

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