Kanni Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginIndia flagIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Kanni have?
Maiden's Beastmaster
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?

Kanni Price and Availability

How much does the Kanni puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Kanni?
If you choose to purchase the Kanni, 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 Kanni for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kanni gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Kanni? How many Kanni are there in the world?
Average: The Kanni 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.

Kanni Size

Is a Kanni small, medium or large dog?

How big do Kanni get?

Large Medium
How much does the Kanni weigh? How much should the Kanni breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Kanni?
35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Kanni?
43.5 pounds (19 kg)
How tall is the Kanni? Kanni height:
25-29 inch (63-73 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Kanni?
27 inch (68 cm)

Kanni Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Kanni have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kanni's coat?
How to groom the Kanni and how often?
Effortless: The Kanni 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. Kanni 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 Kanni dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Maiden's Beastmaster?
Kannis shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Kanni need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Kanni 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.

Kanni Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Kanni have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kanni? Is the Kanni breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Kanni's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Kanni is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Kanni dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kannis are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Kanni is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kanni sensitivity:
Sensitive: Kannis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Kanni a good family dog?
Average to High: Kannis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Maiden's Beastmaster need? Kanni social needs:
Kannis need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Kanni dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Maiden's Beastmaster bark?
Low: The Kanni 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 Kanni good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Kannis 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 Kanni dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Kannis 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 Kanni bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Maiden's Beastmaster? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kanni? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Kanni 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 Kanni has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Kanni? How much bite force does a Kanni have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Kanni bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Kanni, 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.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kanni do?
Kannis 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 Kannis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kanni to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kanni roam?
Kannis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kanni have high prey drive?
Kannis have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Kanni dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kanni good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Kanni breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Kannis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Kanni be left alone?
Kannis tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Kanni Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Kanni temperament with other people:
Kannis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kanni dogs get along with other pets? Are Kanni dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kannis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Kanni dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kanni temperament with children:
Kannis are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kanni dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Kanni breed live with a cat?
Kannis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kanni good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kanni dogs get along with other dogs?
Kannis are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kanni can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kanni breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Kanni breed suitable for first-time owners?
Kannis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Kannis good office dogs? Do Kannis make good office friendly dogs? Can Kannis be office dogs?
Kanni is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kanni dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Maiden's Beastmaster temperament with senior people? Are Kanni dogs good for elderly owners?
Kannis are commonly okay with elderly people.

Kanni Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Kanni dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Kanni is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Kanni breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Kanni see the vet?
The Kanni 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 Kanni dogs live? How old can a Kanni be? What is the age limit of the Kanni? How many years can the oldest Kanni live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Kanni?

14-16 years
The average lifespan of Kanni: 15 years
Is the Kanni breed hypoallergenic?
Kannis 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 Kanni have? What is the activity level of the Kanni?
Kannis are low-energy dogs. They like sleeping hours on a comfortable couch.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Kanni need? How much exercise do Kanni dogs require per day?
Kannis 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 the Kanni breed need?
Kannis 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.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Kanni need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Kanni breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Kanni? How much food should I feed my Kanni?
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? Kanni risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Kanni 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 Kanni's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Kanni 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 Kanni drool?
The Kanni is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Kanni As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kanni 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).

Kanni is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kanni be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Kanni be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Kanni is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kanni 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.

Kanni is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kanni 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 Kanni is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kanni be a boat dog?

Not really

Kanni 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 Kanni 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.

Kanni is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Kanni dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Kanni Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Kanni pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Kanni breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Kanni: 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 Kanni have in a litter? How many puppies can the Kanni breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Kanni have? How many puppies can a Kanni give birth to?
4-7 puppies

Kanni Recognition

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

Kanni Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Kanni's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Kannis are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Kanni breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Kanni requires minimal grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Kanni has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Dog Friendly: Kannis are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kannis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Kannis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Kannis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kannis tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Kannis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Kanni is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Kanni Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Hemanathan

    Feb 16, 2021, 6:17:03 AM:

    One of the best guard dog breed in the world