Bakharwal Dog


The Bakharwal Dog is an ancient working breed of dog found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, where it has been bred for many centuries by the Bakarwal and Gujjar nomadic tribes as a livestock guardian dog and settlement protector. A recent study says that this species is on verge of extinction.
This breed is comes from a cross of the Tibetan Mastiff and the Indian Dog. It has more hairs on ears, neck, back and on tail, and prefers colder climes.


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Characteristics / Temperament

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Bakharwal Dog are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Bakharwal Dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Bakharwal Dog typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Bakharwal Dogwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Bakharwal Dog Photos

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