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Kumaon Mastiff Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kumaon Mastiff so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Kumaon Mastiff have? The dog breed also known as...
Cypro Kukur, Indian Mastiff, Bulli
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Kumaon Mastiff recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kumaon Mastiff recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Kumaon Mastiff puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Kumaon Mastiff price:
$1000-$2500
If you choose to purchase the Kumaon Mastiff, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kumaon Mastiff for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kumaon Mastiff gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Kumaon Mastiff size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Kumaon Mastiff weigh? Kumaon Mastiff weight:
150-180 pounds (67.5-81 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Kumaon Mastiff? Kumaon Mastiff average weight:
165 pounds (74 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kumaon Mastiff? Kumaon Mastiff height:
21-26 inches (53-66 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kumaon Mastiff average height:
23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Kumaon Mastiff have? What does this canine coat look like?
Soft
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kumaon Mastiff's coat?
BlackWhiteBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Kumaon Mastiff and how often?
Effortless: The Kumaon Mastiff requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Kumaon Mastiff is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Kumaon Mastiff dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cypro Kukur? Kumaon Mastiff shedding level:
Kumaon Mastiffs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Kumaon Mastiff dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kumaon Mastiff have? What characteristics does the breed have?
LoyalProtectiveAggressive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kumaon Mastiff? Are they intelligent?
Average: Kumaon Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Kumaon Mastiff dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kumaon Mastiffs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Kumaon Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kumaon Mastiff sensitivity:
Kumaon Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Kumaon Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cypro Kukur need? Kumaon Mastiff social needs:
Kumaon Mastiffs are known to be antisocial. They prefer being left alone. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time.
Barking
Do Kumaon Mastiff dogs bark a lot? Why does my Indian Mastiff bark?
Low: The Kumaon Mastiff barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kumaon Mastiff good as a watchdog?
Kumaon Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Kumaon Mastiff dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Kumaon Mastiff dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Kumaon Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Kumaon Mastiff can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Kumaon Mastiff will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Kumaon Mastiff bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cypro Kukur? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kumaon Mastiff? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Kumaon Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kumaon Mastiff do?
Kumaon Mastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kumaon Mastiffs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kumaon Mastiff to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kumaon Mastiff roam?
Kumaon Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kumaon Mastiff have high prey drive?
Kumaon Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kumaon Mastiff good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kumaon Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kumaon Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Kumaon Mastiffs love being alone, they need their own free time. You don't have to worry about leaving them for a few hours alone at home.
Fighting Dog
Where Kumaon Mastiff dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Kumaon Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Kumaon Mastiff dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kumaon Mastiff and children:
Kumaon Mastiffs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kumaon Mastiff dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Kumaon Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kumaon Mastiff good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kumaon Mastiff dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kumaon Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Kumaon Mastiffs good office dogs? Do Kumaon Mastiffs make good office friendly dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiffs be office dogs?
No
Kumaon Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kumaon Mastiff dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cypro Kukur temperament with senior people? Are Kumaon Mastiff dogs good for elderly owners?
Kumaon Mastiffs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kumaon Mastiff dogs get along with other pets? Are Kumaon Mastiff dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kumaon Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kumaon Mastiff breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Kumaon Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Kumaon Mastiff is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Kumaon Mastiff is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Kumaon Mastiff is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Kumaon Mastiff is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a boat dog?
Not really
Kumaon Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kumaon Mastiff be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Kumaon Mastiff breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Kumaon Mastiff dogs have health problems?
The Kumaon Mastiff is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kumaon Mastiff dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kumaon Mastiff be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kumaon Mastiff breed hypoallergenic?
No
Kumaon Mastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kumaon Mastiff have?
Kumaon Mastiffs are low energy dogs. They like sleeping hours on a comfortable couch.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Kumaon Mastiff dogs require per day?
Kumaon Mastiffs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Kumaon Mastiffs need a lot of sleep. They love naps during the day. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Kumaon Mastiff need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kumaon Mastiff risk for obesity:
High: The Kumaon Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Kumaon Mastiff more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kumaon Mastiff's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Kumaon Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Kumaon Mastiff drool?
The Kumaon Mastiff drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Kumaon Mastiff. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Kumaon Mastiff pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Kumaon Mastiff pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Kumaon Mastiff: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Kumaon Mastiff have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kumaon Mastiff have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Kumaon Mastiff

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Kumaon Mastiff requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Kumaon Mastiffs shed none to minimal.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kumaon Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Kumaon Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Kumaon Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kumaon Mastiffs love being alone, they need their own free time.
  • Cat Friendly: Kumaon Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kumaon Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Kumaon Mastiffs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Kumaon Mastiff drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Kumaon Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Kumaon Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Office Friendly: Kumaon Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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