Gaddi Kutta Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginIndia flagIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Gaddi Kutta have?
Bhote KukkurBhotiaBhotiyaGaddiGaddi KuttaGaddi LeopardhundHimachal PradeshHimalayan Chamba GaddiHimalayan Guard DogHimalayan Mastiff Guard DogIndian Gaddi DogIndian SheepdogHimalayan Sheepdog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Gaddi Kutta Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Gaddi Kutta 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?
$300-$400
If you choose to purchase the Gaddi Kutta, 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 Gaddi Kutta for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Gaddi Kutta gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Gaddi Kutta?
Average: The Gaddi Kutta is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Gaddi Kutta Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large Giant
Weight
How much does the Gaddi Kutta weigh? Gaddi Kutta weight:
Male: 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg), Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Gaddi Kutta? Gaddi Kutta average weight:
Male: 100 pounds (45.5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (40.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Gaddi Kutta? Gaddi Kutta height:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Gaddi Kutta average height:
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Gaddi Kutta Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Gaddi Kutta have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Gaddi Kutta's coat?
BeigeBlackLight Brown
Grooming
How to groom the Gaddi Kutta and how often?
Advanced: The Gaddi Kutta requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Gaddi Kutta a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Gaddi Kutta, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Gaddi Kutta dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bhote Kukkur?
Gaddi Kuttas shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Gaddi Kutta breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Gaddi Kutta need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Gaddi Kutta every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Gaddi Kutta Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Gaddi Kutta have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
IntelligentGentleCalmTerritorial
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Gaddi Kutta? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Gaddi Kutta's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Gaddi Kutta dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Gaddi Kuttas are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Gaddi Kutta is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Gaddi Kutta sensitivity:
Gaddi Kuttas 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 by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average: Gaddi Kuttas are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bhote Kukkur need? Gaddi Kutta social needs:
Gaddi Kuttas are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Gaddi Kutta dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bhote Kukkur bark?
Low to Average: The Gaddi Kutta rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Gaddi Kutta good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Gaddi Kuttas are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Gaddi Kutta dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Gaddi Kuttas strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Gaddi Kutta bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bhote Kukkur? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Gaddi Kutta? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Gaddi Kutta 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Gaddi Kutta has a hard bite?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Gaddi Kutta bite force: The Strongest. Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large. They are very protective of themselves and their families, therefore a dog bite from them could be exceptionally dangerous with their PSI being above 400. It is important that they’re trained to be around others safely.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Gaddi Kutta do?
Gaddi Kuttas 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 Gaddi Kuttas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Gaddi Kutta to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Gaddi Kutta roam?
Gaddi Kuttas tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Gaddi Kutta have high prey drive?
Gaddi Kuttas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Gaddi Kutta good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Gaddi Kutta breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Gaddi Kutta indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Gaddi Kuttas 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?
Gaddi Kuttas handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.

Gaddi Kutta Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Gaddi Kutta temperament with other people:
Gaddi Kuttas are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Gaddi Kutta dogs get along with other pets? Are Gaddi Kutta dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Gaddi Kuttas are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Gaddi Kutta dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Gaddi Kutta temperament with children:
Gaddi Kuttas are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Gaddi Kutta dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Gaddi Kuttas are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Gaddi Kutta good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Gaddi Kutta dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Gaddi Kuttas are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Gaddi Kutta can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Gaddi Kutta breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Gaddi Kuttas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Gaddi Kuttas good office dogs? Do Gaddi Kuttas make good office friendly dogs? Can Gaddi Kuttas be office dogs?
No
Gaddi Kutta is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Gaddi Kutta dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bhote Kukkur temperament with senior people? Are Gaddi Kutta dogs good for elderly owners?
Gaddi Kuttas are commonly okay with elderly people.

Gaddi Kutta Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Gaddi Kutta dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Gaddi Kutta is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Gaddi Kutta breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Gaddi Kutta breed? Most common health risks of Gaddi Kutta:
ArthritisBloatHip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Gaddi Kutta breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Gaddi Kutta see the vet?
Average
The Gaddi Kutta should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Gaddi Kutta dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Gaddi Kutta be? What is the age limit of the Gaddi Kutta? How many years can the oldest Gaddi Kutta live?
8-10 years
The average lifespan of Gaddi Kutta: 9 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Gaddi Kutta breed hypoallergenic?
No
Gaddi Kuttas 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 Gaddi Kutta have? What is the activity level of the Gaddi Kutta?
Gaddi Kuttas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Gaddi Kutta dogs require per day?
Gaddi Kuttas need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Gaddi Kuttas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Gaddi Kutta need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Gaddi Kutta risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Gaddi Kutta's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Gaddi Kutta's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Gaddi Kutta has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Gaddi Kutta drool?
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. 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 Gaddi Kutta. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Gaddi Kutta As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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). Gaddi Kutta is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Gaddi Kutta be an emotional support animal?

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. Gaddi Kutta is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Gaddi Kutta is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Gaddi Kutta is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta be a boat dog?

Not really

Gaddi Kutta breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Gaddi Kutta 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. Gaddi Kutta breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Gaddi Kutta dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Gaddi Kutta Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Gaddi Kutta: 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 female 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 female’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.
Litter Frequency

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 Gaddi Kutta have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-12 puppies

Gaddi Kutta Recognition

AKC Group
Is Gaddi Kutta recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Gaddi Kutta recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Gaddi Kutta breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Gaddi Kutta Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Gaddi Kutta's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Gaddi Kuttas are very easy to train.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Gaddi Kuttas tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Gaddi Kuttas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Gaddi Kuttas handle alone time quite well.
  • Cat Friendly: Gaddi Kuttas are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Gaddi Kuttas are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Gaddi Kuttas 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: Gaddi Kuttas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Gaddi Kutta breed in the home.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Gaddi Kutta requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Gaddi Kuttas shed above average.
  • 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.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Gaddi Kutta's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Office Friendly: Gaddi Kutta is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Gaddi Kutta History

We don’t know the exact origin of the Gaddi Kutta, because their lineage has been lost in history. What we can take as granted is that they are mastiffs from northern India. They are mostly found in the western Himalayas and Himachal Pradesh but can also be seen in Nepal and Pakistan. Local myth says that they are a cross of mastiffs and tigers, but even though these dogs are just as ferocious as tiger and just as faithful and protective as a family dog it is probably more likely that they are a mix of wild dingo-like dogs of the Himalayas and Mastiff">Tibetan Mastiffs (which they are often confused too). The most rational explanation of their origin is that they are simply a  sub-breed of the Mastiff">Tibetan Mastiff, which have adapted themselves to survive in the rough conditions of the Himalayas.

They get their name from the local term of “Gaddi,” which means shepherd. Kutta just means dog in Urdu. The English name for these canines is usually ‘Indian Panther Hound’ or ‘Mahidant Mastiff.

They were bred to hunt but because of their strength and intelligence, they are usually used to guard and herd goats, sheep, and other livestock. Their reputation precedes them – as ferocious and courageous, unmatched in their instincts to protect what is theirs. Three or four well-bred caddies are enough to handle the guard duties for thousands of cattle. They are strong enough to keep the herd secure from any attack by wild animals such as panthers leopards and bears and intelligent enough to work independently in finding strays and bringing them back to their pens.

Their physical appearance helps them to survive in the rocky steep terrains and adapt to the rapidly changing weather conditions of the Himalayas. With a massive, heavily feathered tail and a unique double coating around the throat & shoulders, these dogs can stand a snowstorm, and not wither still. One of their main attributes is their massive, arched neck that protects them from predators. They have long, heavy legs and very large feet that are feathered, which makes them even more intimidating.

The Gaddi Kutta is not a “pure” breed, according to the kennel clubs of India.

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Gaddi Kutta Comments, Reviews and Questions

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    May 14, 2020, 8:01:46 AM:

    Gaddi Kutta is a very good dog breed.

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