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Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Comparison - Dog breed selector: Himalayan Sheepdog or Kombai or Kanni? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai" Compare Gaddi Kutta and Combai. Which is better: Gaddi Kutta or Combai or Chippiparai?
Name Gaddi Kutta Combai Chippiparai
OriginsIndia India India
Group Guard Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank300276358
Reviews203
User Ratings

Other Names Himalayan Sheepdog, Indian Sheepdog, Indian Gaddi Dog, Bhotia, Bhotiya, Bhote Kukkur, Gaddi, Gaddi Kutta, Gaddi Leopardhund, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan Guard Dog, Himalayan Mastiff Guard Dog, Himalayan Chamba Gaddi, HSD Kombai, Indian Boar Hound, Indian Boardog Kanni
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. Dog Registry of America Inc. Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $300-$400 $1200-$1800 $80-$120

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai General Appearance Comparison

Size Large
Giant
Large Medium
Weight Male: 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg), Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) Male: 66 - 77 pounds (30-35 kg), Female: 62-73 pounds (28-33 kg) 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 100 pounds (45.5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (40.5 kg) Male: 70.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg) 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), 21 - 24 inches (53-61 cm) ~25 inches (~63.5 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), 22.5 inches (57 cm) ~25 inches (~63.5 cm)

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Dense Straight
Rough
Double
Smooth
Colors Beige
Black
Light Brown
Tan & Reddish Brown Brindle
Fawn
Red
White
Silver
Grey
Grooming
Advanced: The Gaddi Kutta requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Combai doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Chippiparai requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Gaddi Kuttas shed above average.
Combais are low shedders.
Chippiparais shed moderately.

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Intelligent
Gentle
Calm
Territorial
Guarding
Loyal
Brave
Protective
Intelligent
Independent
Robust
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Gaddi Kutta's has great intelligence.
Smart: Combai's has great intelligence.
Smart: Chippiparai's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Gaddi Kuttas are very easy to train.
Combais are quite easy to train.
Chippiparais are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Gaddi Kutta is a playful breed.
Combais are not the most playful dog breed.
Chippiparais, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Gaddi Kuttas have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chippiparais have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Gaddi Kuttas are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Combais may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Chippiparais are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Gaddi Kuttas are kinda antisocial.
Combais need a lot of social interaction.
Chippiparais need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Gaddi Kutta rarely barks.
High: The Combai is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Chippiparai rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Gaddi Kuttas are average watchdogs.
Combais are one of the best watchdogs.
Chippiparais are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Gaddi Kuttas strongly protect their territory.
Combais are extremely protective guard dogs.
Chippiparais strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Gaddi Kutta has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Combai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chippiparai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Gaddi Kuttas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Combais have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chippiparais have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Gaddi Kuttas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Combais have average wanderlust potential.
Chippiparais have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Gaddi Kuttas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Combais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Chippiparais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Combais are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Chippiparais are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Gaddi Kuttas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Combais adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chippiparais adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Gaddi Kuttas handle alone time quite well.
Combais tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Combais are not stranger friendly dogs.
Chippiparais are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are average friendly dogs towards children.
Combais are kid-friendly dogs.
Chippiparais are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are cat-friendly dogs.
Combais are not cat-friendly dogs.
Chippiparais are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are dog-friendly dogs.
Combais are not dog-friendly.
Chippiparais are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Gaddi Kutta is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Combai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chippiparai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are commonly okay with elderly people.
Combais are usually recommended for elderly people.
Chippiparais are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Gaddi Kuttas are usually friendly towards other pets.
Combais do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Chippiparais do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Gaddi Kuttas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Combais are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Chippiparais are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Gaddi Kutta breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Combai breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chippiparai breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Gaddi Kutta is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Chippiparais are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Arthritis
Bloat
Hip Dysplasia
Dermatitis
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Cold Intolerance
Food Allergies
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sensitivity To Anesthesia
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Gaddi Kuttas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Combais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chippiparais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Gaddi Kuttas need quite a lot of exercise.
Combais need a lot of exercises.
Chippiparais have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Gaddi Kuttas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Combais are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chippiparais sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Gaddi Kutta has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Combai has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chippiparai has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Gaddi Kutta drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Combai is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chippiparai is an average drooler.

Gaddi Kutta vs Combai vs Chippiparai Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-12 puppies 3-8 puppies 4-7 puppies

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