Indian pariah dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginIndia flagIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Indian pariah dog have?
INDog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Overview

The Indian Pariah dog is a landrace of dogs native to the Indian subcontinent. During the British Raj in India, this breed was named after the Pariah tribe of the Madras Presidency.

The Indian Pariah dog is also known as the pye-dog (sometimes spelled pie or pi) and the Indian native dog, both of which are derived from the Anglo-Indian words pye or pa and Hindi ph, all of which imply 'outsider'.

Desi Kutta or Desi Dog (which comes from the Hindi-Urdu word desi, which means ‘local’), as well as Indi-dog or In-dog, are some of the names given to it. Rudyard Kipling referred to it as the ‘yellow pariah dog’ in his writings.

Indian pariah dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog, 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 Indian pariah dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Indian pariah dog gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Indian pariah dog?
Average: The Indian pariah dog 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.

Indian pariah dog Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Indian pariah dog weigh? Indian pariah dog weight:
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Indian pariah dog? Indian pariah dog average weight:
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Indian pariah dog? Indian pariah dog height:
Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Indian pariah dog average height:
Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Indian pariah dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Indian pariah dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Indian pariah dog's coat?
Various combinations
Grooming
How to groom the Indian pariah dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Indian pariah dog doesn't require a lot of 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 regularly to avoid infections. Indian pariah dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Indian pariah dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the INDog?
Indian pariah dogs are low shedders. 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Indian pariah dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Indian pariah dog every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Indian pariah dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Indian pariah dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CautiousDocile
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Indian pariah dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Indian pariah dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Indian pariah dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Indian pariah dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Indian pariah dog is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Indian pariah dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Indian pariah dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Indian pariah dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered 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 INDog need? Indian pariah dog social needs:
Indian pariah dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Indian pariah dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my INDog bark?
Average to High: The Indian pariah dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Indian pariah dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Indian pariah dogs 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 Indian pariah dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Indian pariah dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Indian pariah dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Indian pariah dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the INDog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Indian pariah dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Indian pariah dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Indian pariah dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Indian pariah dog do?
Indian pariah dogs have a lower than 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 Indian pariah dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Indian pariah dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Indian pariah dog roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Indian pariah dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Indian pariah dog have high prey drive?
Indian pariah dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Indian pariah dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Indian pariah dog breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Indian pariah dogs 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?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Indian pariah dog Good With

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

Indian pariah dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Indian pariah dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Indian pariah dog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Indian pariah dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Indian pariah dog see the vet?
Rare
The Indian pariah dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Indian pariah dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Indian pariah dog be? What is the age limit of the Indian pariah dog? How many years can the oldest Indian pariah dog live?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Indian pariah dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Indian pariah dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Indian pariah dogs 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 Indian pariah dog have? What is the activity level of the Indian pariah dog?
Indian pariah dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Indian pariah dog dogs require per day?
Indian pariah dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily 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?
Indian pariah dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Indian pariah dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 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? Indian pariah dog risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Indian pariah dog has a low to the average risk for obesity. 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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Indian pariah dog's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog drool?
The Indian pariah dog is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Indian pariah dog could be a good choice for you. 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 less than others, just like the Indian pariah dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Indian pariah dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Indian pariah dog 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). Indian pariah dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Indian pariah dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Indian pariah dog 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. Indian pariah dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Indian pariah dog 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. Indian pariah dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Indian pariah dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog be a drafting dog?

Not really

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. Indian pariah dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Indian pariah dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Indian pariah dog 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 Indian pariah dog: 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 Indian pariah dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-9 puppies

Indian pariah dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Indian pariah dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Indian pariah dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Indian pariah dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Indian pariah dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Indian pariah dogs are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Indian pariah dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Indian pariah dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Indian pariah dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Indian pariah dog is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Indian pariah dog has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Watchdog Ability: Indian pariah dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Indian pariah dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Indian pariah dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Indian pariah dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Indian pariah dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Indian pariah dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Indian pariah dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Indian pariah dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Indian pariah dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Indian pariah dog is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Indian pariah dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Indian pariah dog History

The Indian Pariah dog is an ancient autochthonous landrace that can be found throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and even outside of South Asia.

Prehistoric rock art portraying a dog of a similar type has been discovered at the Bhimbetka rock shelters, and a pariah-like dog skull was unearthed in the ancient Indian site of Mohenjo-Daro.

It was included alongside other ancient types such as the Canaan Dog of Israel and the Australian dingo in the National Geographic Channel's film, ‘Search for the First Dog’.

Moreover, the Indian Pariah dog was introduced to the Andaman Islands with the establishment of a penal colony there, dogs have been previously unknown to the native Andamanese.

Despite the fact that the Indian Pariah dog is very clever and easily trainable, merchants who wanted to market their foreign breeds within the country deliberately minimized the breed during the British Raj.

However, their popularity in the West has resulted in the shipment of hundreds of canines from the Indian subcontinent in recent years.

Furthermore, some people in society see these dogs as a threat, noting the fact that their population has been growing in India in recent years and how they constantly bark and bite people.

However, the majority of these attacks are provoked by humans, such as beating them with rods or throwing stones at them.

Every year, the number of dog bites and deaths as a result of dog attacks rises.

 

Conclusion

Indian Pariah dogs make wonderful family companions and get along well with both children and adults. They have a lot of energy and are great for kids that live an active lifestyle.

One of the oldest canine breeds still in existence is the Indian Pariah dog. This dog was around 4500 years ago, according to archeological research.

An Indian Pariah dog skull dated to 2500 BCE was discovered during excavations at the Mohenjo-Daro site in Pakistan's Sindh area. In addition, cave paintings across the Indian subcontinent suggest that Pariah dogs are one of the world's oldest canine breeds.

Although the Pariah Dog's line has been tainted by European crosses, there are still many purebred Pariahs, who are recognized by the Indian Kennel Club and the Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society.

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    Jul 11, 2021, 9:33:41 PM:

    Best dog breed Healthiest breed on the planet, friendly, extremely intelligent, easy to train, playful, active and would turn the whole house lively. My Jeanie changed my life, there's never a dull moment anymore. Adopt them, save them.

  • Rajarshi

    Mar 10, 2021, 11:04:13 PM:

    Adopted him 4 years ago. Though not so fancy like my German Shepherd but he has unique personality. So friendly, energetic, loyal and loving being he is, he sometimes pampers my German Shepherd.

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    Aug 2, 2019, 8:37:06 PM:

    I adopted my dog Tyrion 3 years ago. He is intelligent, affectionate and loyal. He is always running around the house and is very healthy. Adopts this breed, instead of shopping. They have all the qualities of any fancy breed

  • L

    Jul 30, 2019, 11:09:31 AM:

    I rescued an indie dog when she was 1 month old. She’s one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever owned: her temperament is great, she loves to make friends at the dog park, loves to snuggle and is a good nap buddy, and she’s very smart.