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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121 Replies to “Top 10 Dog Breeds in India”

  1. Hi , I’m looking for adopting an Indian Pariah Puppy .I am currently based In Lucknow. Please help me find one . I don’t want to be particular but it’ll be good if it’s young …May be 15 days to a month old .

  2. Hello
    I live Jodhpur and am interested in adopting a dog of good breed.
    If available please let me know as soon as possible .
    Thank you

  3. Hello
    I live Jodhpur and am interested in adopting a dog of good breed.
    If available please let me know as soon as possible .
    Thank you

  4. Hi
    Thanks for u information I like to adopt a dog so I live in Visakhapatnam so suggest me some breed and adopting website tooo

    1. Hi Akhil,
      We all should adopt dogs from Shelter and as they keep on waiting for a good home . Also every rescue has a story… Look into facebook group Adopt a Pet

  5. hi I live in gujarat .I want to adopt Siberian husky . but can Siberian husky survival easily without any care in gujarat weather conditions

    1. We all say we are very proud of our country and proud to be Indian but when it comes to dogs then go for foreign breeds ?
      Most of the foreign breeds are not suitable for Indian weather as most of country’s weather is humid and hot for most part of the year…
      Siberian Husky , St. Bernard, Rottweiler etc don’t fit very well in our climatic conditions whereas the Desi dogs are just perfect for Indian climate as they have small hairs and very less fat.
      But its shame that we have neglected our native dogs for long…. If you feel to a have best friend for life , adopt one …

  6. Hi, I am looking to adopt a dog/pup that is suitable for apartment living in Noida.
    Please let me know the available breeds

    1. Hi,

      For apartments prefer small breeds such as Pug, Spitz(or Pomeranian ).Even desi Indian dogs are medium size , so you can even adopt a desi dog from Shelter. Or from someone who is fostering.Please look into groups such as Adopt a Pet

    1. Hi,

      We only guide about dogs but don’t sell.
      And you too should adopt instead of buying. Be wise and adopt a desi dog.

  7. hey, i need a puppy nd i can give good care to one.
    contact me if anyone is available
    Phone NO 9610767657

    Please call me ASAP because i m not regular surfer on the internet.

    1. Hi Deepanshu,

      Please visit animal shelters near you or better search adoptions online on social sites such as facebook groups.

    1. We don’t sell puppies . And please be wise and adopt a dog rather than buying. Ritesh you can even try and adopt a rescued Labrador too. Look into adoption groups on Facebook.

  8. Hi,
    Myself Deepayan I am form Kolkata I love husky breed of dog but the thing is that can I keep one in this climate of Kolkata ? If yes from where I can get one ?

    1. Hi Deepayan,

      Siberian Husky can withstand very low temperatures but not high. They can tolerate upto MINUS 60 to 70 degree Celsius.
      Choose a dog that will thrive in Kolkata climate. We have some very good animal lovers in Kolkata. If you wish to adopt a dog or cat in Kolkata please let us know , we will definitely help in adoption
      Please adopt a native Indian dog.

    1. Hi Pritam,
      Thank you for letting me know that after reading article on our website you opted to adopt instead of buying.
      You can look for possible options for adoption in facebook groups such as Adopt a Pet

  9. hi friends,
    i’m from Burdwan, near Kolkata,
    i want indian desi puppy( pure black),
    if you see the same in streets or anywhere, please informe me, 09851800140
    thanx friends.

  10. Hi! I loved your article and am a proud owner of a golden retriever. Unfortunately due to certain personal issues, I’m going to have to part with him. I’m from Chennai and my Goldie is 9 months old. Kindly guide me on rehoming him at the earliest. Also,I’m not on Facebook so shall be unable to access any Facebook groups. Thank you for your time!

    1. Hi Divya,

      Please advertise among ur friends and circulate on whatsapp or post on olx, quikr etc , you can also contact petshops near you, they might help.
      We do house check for finding whether the family is genuine dog lover or not and also to see whether they have space to keep new dog , like a Golden retriever will need A.C. in Chennai. I myself have lived on ECR Road so i know Chennai weather pretty much .Also get an adoption form filled and take there id and address proof. Explain them that dog will take sometime to get adjusted .Also share his habit food and other things related to him with new pet parents.
      Also avoid giving dog to Breeders.

  11. hey lookin frwrd to adopt a breed pup (male/female)
    u can tell me wat all u hav
    please share details
    i Liv in pune
    watsapp me 7387799052
    plse watsapp me
    plse plse plse
    email id:durgeshgojer998@gmail. com

    1. Check adoption groups on facebook or contact animal shelters near you
      FYI:in adoption we don’t make demands instead choose from puppies or dogs that are available.
      Happy Pet Parenting.

  12. Hii
    Is the service is available in any nearby cities here in the state Kerala ??
    Can you please help me in this??

    1. We don’t provide any service in any city , article is to make people understand that Native dogs are best for us and also we should adopt instead of buying.

  13. I live in a 2600sq ft. home in Pune. I’m confused about the breed of dog I should get. Can you advise a dog breed for me?

    1. Hi Mukund,
      2600sq ft is good size , if ur house has a garden then it is much better .
      Like always I would suggest you to adopt rather than buying. Adoption help save someones life.
      As u have big house I would suggest you medium to large dogs like Indian Desi Dogs , Hounds, Retrievers , or Shepherds or ROtties may be(check shelters , contact ngos in your area ..Also if u can then adopt desi puppies in pair , keeping 2 or 3 animals together makes them feel good as they have company of someone of their own kind.
      Happy Parenting… woof woof.

  14. Hi! It is an excellent article, thanks for sharing.

    I am a genuine dog lover, and growing up had dogs at home (Both Spitz)

    However, after marriage I have moved to a nuclear family set up, where it’s just me and my spouse living together in a floor (2000 sq ft flat) with a decent sized balcony and open terrace on the roof (NCR region)

    Since both of us are working (9-6.30 pm types), I have given up on the dream of being a dog parent again, as there would be no one to take care of the dog at home when we are out working.

    Just want to check if you think there is any dog breed that can be adopted by me, given the situation. I am more than willing to exercise the dog in the morning and evenings, but it’s the long day of loneliness that is my concern

    Please advise

    1. Hi Aparna ,
      As you said you are a genuine dog lover i hope ur not breed lover .
      You can have a four legged furry child again better visit some shelter and adopt an adult dog . Adult dogs can easily stay alone for 8-10 hours if provided with shade food and water . So you can again live your dog parent dream.
      Don’t worry about adult dogs trust , I have adopted a two desi dogs who used to bite people on road both have settled well with us and as we never mistreat them so they also reciprocate the same.
      Many adult dogs keep waiting for their lives to get adopted . Someones definitely is waiting for you.
      Happy pet parenting….

  15. Is seems as though Indian culture is quite removed from proper love and care for animals. Dogs roam streets and no one cares for them. animals need proper care, love and environment.

    1. Indian culture has given lot of importance to animals.
      Kimberly dogs in India roam streets because they have right to live among us , though unlike most western countries where it all appears so clean because in reality most of the stray animals are killed there .
      And don’t tell no one cares there not hundreds but thousands of people who have devoted there lives for stray animals of India. I am one of them , I run a shelter for paralyzed dogs and we don’t euthanize any dog . We give them all a chance to live and some dog walk again . As for dogs roaming on streets we call it freedom. In most developed countries no animals are free sadly that is the price that animals pay in the name of development.

    1. Please see facebook Adopt a pet group.
      Instead of being breed specific be proud Indian and adopt an Indian.

  16. On your article it says that all dogs are same and that breed is just a matter of looks. This is not true; getting the right breed for you is very important because some breeds require less exercise, grooming, and have a lesser tendency to bark ( some bark just for the sake of hearing their own voice and you need to curb this behavior during puppyhood ). There are also other factors such as trainability and size.

    If you are looking for a dog that needs more exercise because you want it to be your jogging partner then you will not choose a bulldog. Similarly, if you don’t have a very active lifestyle and can’t go on three-hour runs with your dog every day, do not choose a lab or a golden retriever.

    Some don’t want dogs that need more grooming or have a tendency to bark a lot. People in small apartments will do better with a smaller dog. Every breed (and individual) is different, and that is why you need to know what breed will best suit your lifestyle. Choosing the wrong breed is not good for you or your dog because you will probably not be able to care for it properly.

    However, not choosing a breed based on looks is also very important. If you think a lab or a golden retriever is very cute and you want to get it only because of its looks and you can’t provide proper training, care, or exercise for it, don’t buy it. Settle for another breed that better suits your lifestyle. (Or just adopt a dog or pup that you fell in love with at first sight)

    1. Hi Isha,

      Your views are very correct , we mean to tell people that at the end all dogs are more or less same , so people should adopt dogs instead of buying based on looks . And yes temperament of a Rottie is different from Lab but that said doesn’t mean all Rotties are ferocious and all Labs gentle , it all depends on the dog parents i.e. we humans . My resuced Rottie is more gentle than most Labs and I have also seen aggressive Labs too … We have clearly mentioned traits of each breed in article. Yes you are correct that exercise requirement of different breeds is different and so are there grooming needs.
      We don’t emphasize on breed as we want people to understand that rather than wanting some breed they should adopt shelter dogs or some Indian Breed or strays who live in really bad conditions on our streets.
      Thank you for writing such informative comment.

  17. Hi, I have been wanting to adopt a dog.
    Can you let me know the dogs you have rescued and what condition they are in ?

    1. All dogs are good its humans who are bad.
      Please visit a shelter near you and adopt your new friend.
      Happy petting woof woof.

  18. Hi Team
    I am looking to adopt a small sized dog for my apartment in hyderabad. Can you guide to the best shelters in the city?

    1. Hi Anirudh ,

      Please post in “adopt a pet” or “Indian Animal Forum” on facebook you will definitely get responses there.

  19. Hi pet lovers I would like to adopt an male dog. Ferocius and friendly master dog.Pl support me by providing one we will make him as my family member. You also can contact me on 7396999933

    1. Hi Boddeda,

      Firstly I am animal lover not pet or dog lover.
      Secondly why would anyone want his family members to be ferocius?
      Dogs should be educated (i.e. trained to make them learn good habits and obey commands).

  20. Hi, my name is ashfaq and I’m from udaipur rajsthan, just wanted to know which dog will be good in Udaipur’s climate. And any adoption centre in udaipur.

  21. Hey,
    Ive been finding adoption centres for quite sometime to adopt a cocker spaniel. please let me know if you can help me in any way since it is quite to difficult to find this breed especially for adoption.

    1. Most of Indian Desi dogs are medium size , please be considerate and adopt one from shelter . Shelters are full of Indian dogs ….

    1. Temperature of Indian sub-continent is not at all suitable for breeds like Siberian Husky and don’t tell me you will keep in A.C. as no dog wants to sit in A.C. and always dogs love walk and open spaces where no one can’t put air conditioner .
      So idea is to keep dogs that are good for climate .

  22. Hi! Animal we care my name is Shahzad i live in Allahabad. I am interested in adopting a dog would you please let me know which dogs you are having sir . i will be really greatfull to you if you let me adopt a dog

  23. Hy i am from raipur chattishgarh and i wanna adopt german sheperd or labrador puppy if any possible please contact me at 8602309897. Thankiu

    1. Please visit shelters near you.
      Adoption is not ‘i want it’ means to choose the dog or puppy which is available at shelter .
      And be a bit proud of being Indian , adopt a Desi Indian Dog.

  24. I want to adopt golden retriever or Labrador please help me to provide a puppy.. i am from ahemdabad leaving in tennaments

  25. Hi I need a pat Dog for my home security purpose at village of Dist. Aligarh. can you please advise which one will be better for us. we will fully take care of him. thank you

    Dinesh Chaudhary

    1. Hi Dinesh,

      German Shepherd and Rottweiler with proper training make great as guard dogs but provide them with cool place as it is very hot in Aligarh during summers . Access to clean water and shade with cooler or A.C. is must in summers, specially in daytime.
      If u don’t wish to setup cooler or A.C. for your dog then better adopt an Indian Dog who can be trained to be guard dogs as well

    1. Hi Dhiren,

      I myself have studied from Bhopal and used to live in Arera Colony around 2005, at that time there were hardly any animal welfare organizations but now there are few people who have started some dog shelters . Some of them are in Facebook groups like “Adopt a pet” , “feed a stray” or “Bhopal animals lover – BAL”

  26. Hello your post was very intresting and has changed my views for pets…
    I am working professional, living with frnd in indore…
    I always want to have a one pet which is more as friends…
    I am to agree to adpot pet. My number 9039995114.
    Any suggestions from your side which breed should i go with

    1. Hi Sanyog,
      I would suggest you to adopt a adult dog specially if u live alone and work.
      Else if u live with family then u can adopt an Indian puppy … Indian desi dogs have been living among society from ages so that are very friendly by nature …

    1. Hi Abhijeet,

      There are many animal rescue organization and people in Mumbai…
      Please see “Adopt a Pet ” group or “Indian Animal Forum” or u can contact “World for All” for adoption.

  27. Hi, I want to adopt a golden retriever or Labrador puppy, please help me. I am living in the Haldwani (Uttarakhand) in my own house with large veranda and open space. I also have a big farm house in kamola, village near kaladungi, Uttarakhand. Please help

    1. Hi Neeraj,
      Yes as most pedigree breeds are not native to our country and also inbreeding have resulted in many health issues.

  28. Sir/Madam..
    Myself Avantika,
    I live in Kalburgi, karnataka. Which is famous for its hot climate in summer and cold climate in winter.. It’s not that I want to adopt a dog.. In my city their is lots of good breed dog left on street for their health issues.. Sir I feel very bad for them.. I want to some guidance from you.. And please help me in this.. I don’t have knowledge about Wat to do.. I feel so helpless.. If I say this to anyone here rather than helping me they make fun of my thinking..😢😢

    1. Hi Avantika,

      Just visit Indian Animal FOrum or Adopt a pet . There are few but some people like us in such groups on facebook.
      If u find any abandoned dog pls try to help him for any guidance u can post here .
      Our Indian streets dogs are best for hot climate of our country.

    1. Hello Vinod,

      Indian Pariah dogs can eat normal food like us although breeder and doctors don’t agree but that doesn’t change the truth. My dad had one and he lived around 17 yrs. Diet Roti and milk (sometimes curd).

  29. Hi,
    Thanks for excellent informative article. Need help to adopt a pup for my 9 year kid who is very hyperactive with ADHD. As working parents not able to give as much attention on the child and have been suggested to adopt a pet by school counsellor. Pls advise on best option about for the same and oblige. Regards

    1. Hi Dharmesh,
      Pets help calm children with ADHD.
      U should adopt or take him to someones house who has pets or u can visit a shelter with him and see his reaction to pets and also pets reaction to him.
      So don’t go and buy one, better visit shelters and adopt . VIsit people who are fostering some dog.
      Happy Parenting. Woof woof…

  30. Hi. our family is exposed closely to various breeds and types of dogs.. My son is crazy about dogs.. He understands them quite well and takes gud care. We live in a spacious bunglow. Nw we would like to have a dog of our own. Please suggest a type, which would be friendly, would be a good security dog and with not many health issues. Thanks.

  31. I am delighted that I have read this article. I love friendly dogs and want to keep one along but I have just started my career so wouldn’t be able to spent more than 1-2 thousand(s). Is there any breed you would recommend?
    I want to adopt a very much friendly dog.

  32. I am delighted to read this article. I love friendly dogs and want to keep one along but I have just started my career so wouldn’t be able to spend more than 1-2 thousand(s) per month over the care of it. Is there any breed you would recommend?
    I want to adopt a very much friendly dog.

    1. Hi Sagar,

      Adopt an Indian dog . I have one and her monthly expense is hardly ₹800 .
      Breed etc is stupidity believe me adopt a desi and see how wonderful they are.

  33. Hey im from kolkata n a dog lover .. i wanna adopt a baby dog. Im a working girl & my father is a service man. There is my mom whole day in house from 10.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m.. without the matter of giving food she cant be able to take the baby for walk during this time. So plz suggest a baby dog which will be ok with less time like after 6.30 we will be able to give time to the baby. Can take the baby for walk. Plz suggest. Labrador/golden retriever/pug any of these will be prefect.. basically i need a friendly dog.

    1. Hi Amrita,
      Adopt a dog who is at least 5-6 months of age then u can give him walk in morning , evening and night or prefer adopting an old or adult dog.
      All dog are friendly if given proper care and love. My favorite is most social one that is our street Indian dogs .
      For adoption options visit Facebook forums in links provided in other comments.
      Happy Petting… woof woof

    1. Hi Shyam,
      Please adopt an Indian puppy as they are the best and have very less health issues.
      Due to inbreeding most of Breeds have many health issues and have low immunity.
      Monthly expense for German Shepherd puppy will be around ₹4000 . Puppy needs vary according to age.
      Happy petting . Please adopt don’t shop.
      I had many breed dogs earlier only after adopting Fiona and Jojo both local street and shelter dogs I came to know that they have very good immunity and so fall sick less.

  34. Hi,
    I am thinking of keeping a dog for the purpose of safety.I am beginner and I have three little children at home.can you suggest me a breed which is family friendly as well as a good guard dog.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Sandeep,

      Truth is hard to find and difficult to digest but the truth is Indian STREET Dogs are best when it comes to being friendly.
      Adopt a puppy who has been rescued and fostered by someone.
      Please look into Facebook groups for adoptions.
      Most dogs are guard dogs and rest is upto you how u raise ur dog.
      Educate him early in life and u won’t have problems for rest of your life.
      I personally had many Pedigree dogs but after having FIona (picked from street infront of my house) and Jojo (adopted from animal shelter to save him from distemper) I realized no breed dog is as good as our Desi Indian dogs.
      Happy Parenting…Woof woof …

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