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Pakistani Mastiff Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginIndia flagIndia Pakistan flagPakistan
Other Names
What other names does the Pakistani Mastiff have?
BullyIndian Alangu MastiffIndian MastiffPakistani MastiffSindhi MastiffBully Cutha
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Pakistani Mastiff Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Pakistani Mastiff puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Pakistani Mastiff in the United States? How much money is a Pakistani Mastiff?

Where to buy a Pakistani Mastiff with a good pedigree?

$500-$600
If you choose to purchase the Pakistani 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 Pakistani Mastiff for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pakistani Mastiff gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Pakistani Mastiff? How many Pakistani Mastiff are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Pakistani Mastiff Size

Size
Is a Pakistani Mastiff small, medium or large dog?

How big do Pakistani Mastiff get?

What is the average size of a Pakistani Mastiff?

Giant
Weight
How much does the Pakistani Mastiff weigh? How much should a Pakistani Mastiff weight? What is the normal weight of a Pakistani Mastiff? How much does a full-grown Pakistani Mastiff weight?
Male: 150-170 pounds (67.5-76.5 kg), Female: 130-150 pounds (58.5-67.5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Pakistani Mastiff?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 140 pounds (63 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pakistani Mastiff? Pakistani Mastiff height:
Male: 30-44 inches (76.2-111.8 cm), Female: 28-36 inches (71.1-91.4 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Pakistani Mastiff?
Male: 37 inches (94 cm), Female: 32 inches (81.25 cm)

Pakistani Mastiff Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pakistani Mastiff have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Waterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Pakistani Mastiff coats?
BlackBrownFawn Brindle
Grooming
How to groom the Pakistani Mastiff and how often? How often should I take my Pakistani Mastiff to the groomer?
Effortless: The Pakistani 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. Pakistani 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 Pakistani Mastiff dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bully? Do Pakistani Mastiff dogs shed a lot?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs 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 Pakistani Mastiff need a bath? How often should you give a Pakistani Mastiff a bath? Can I bathe my Pakistani Mastiff 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.

Pakistani Mastiff Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pakistani Mastiff have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ProtectiveDocileAggressive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pakistani Mastiff? Is the Pakistani Mastiff breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Pakistani Mastiff ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Pakistani Mastiff dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Pakistani Mastiff?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Pakistani 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? Pakistani Mastiff sensitivity:
Pakistani Mastiff dogs 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? Is a Pakistani Mastiff a good family dog?
High: Pakistani Mastiff 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 dogs 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 Bully need? Pakistani Mastiff social needs:
Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bully bark?
Low to Average: The Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pakistani Mastiff dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs 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 Pakistani Mastiff bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bully? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pakistani Mastiff? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Pakistani 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Pakistani Mastiff has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Pakistani Mastiff? How much bite force does a Pakistani Mastiff have?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff do?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pakistani Mastiff dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pakistani Mastiff to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pakistani Mastiff roam?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pakistani Mastiff have high prey drive?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Pakistani Mastiff dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pakistani Mastiff good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Pakistani Mastiff in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Pakistani Mastiff indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Pakistani Mastiff dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Pakistani Mastiff be left alone? How long can you leave a Pakistani Mastiff 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.

Pakistani Mastiff Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pakistani Mastiff temperament with other people:
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pakistani Mastiff dogs get along with other pets? Are Pakistani Mastiff dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Pakistani Mastiff dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pakistani Mastiff temperament with children:
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff breed live with a cat?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pakistani Mastiff good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pakistani Mastiff dogs get along with other dogs?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Pakistani Mastiff is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pakistani Mastiff breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Pakistani Mastiff breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Pakistani Mastiff dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Pakistani Mastiff dogs good office canines? Do Pakistani Mastiff dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Pakistani Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pakistani Mastiff dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bully temperament with senior people? Are Pakistani Mastiff dogs good for elderly owners?
Pakistani Mastiffs are not the best breed for elderly people.

Pakistani Mastiff Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pakistani Mastiff dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Pakistani Mastiffs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pakistani Mastiff breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pakistani Mastiff see the vet?
Frequent
The Pakistani Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pakistani Mastiff dogs live? How old can a Pakistani Mastiff be? What is the age limit of the Pakistani Mastiff? How many years can the oldest Pakistani Mastiff live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Pakistani Mastiff?

How long is the lifespan of a Pakistani Mastiff?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Pakistani Mastiff: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pakistani Mastiff breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pakistani Mastiff dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Pakistani Mastiff have? What is the activity level of the Pakistani Mastiff?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Pakistani Mastiff need? How much exercise do Pakistani Mastiff dogs require per day?

Do Pakistani Mastiff dogs need a lot of exercises?

Pakistani Mastiff dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Pakistani Mastiff breed need?
Pakistani Mastiff dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Pakistani Mastiff need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Pakistani Mastiff breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Pakistani Mastiff? How much food should I feed my Pakistani Mastiff?
8 to 10 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? Pakistani Mastiff risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pakistani Mastiff'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 Pakistani Mastiff 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 cold weather conditions
The Pakistani Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff drool?
The Pakistani Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another 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 much more than others, just like the Pakistani Mastiff.

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

Pakistani Mastiff As a Working Dog

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

Pakistani Mastiff is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pakistani Mastiff be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pakistani Mastiff 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.

Pakistani Mastiff is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

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

Pakistani Mastiff is not the best breed for detection purposes.

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

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

Not really

Pakistani Mastiff 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 Pakistani Mastiff 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.

Pakistani Mastiff is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs. A combat dog is a specially trained dog that is used in warfare to help protect military personnel and assets. Combat dogs are often deployed in areas where there is potential for contact with the enemy, such as during raids or search operations. Combat dogs are typically assigned to either infantry or special operations units. They are used for a variety of tasks including area security, sentry duty, trackers, and explosive detection. In addition to their combat roles, combat dogs also play an important role in troop morale by providing companionship and emotional support.

Pakistani Mastiff Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Pakistani 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 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 Pakistani Mastiff have in a litter? How many puppies can the Pakistani Mastiff breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Pakistani Mastiff have? How many puppies can a Pakistani Mastiff give birth to?
5-10 puppies

Pakistani Mastiff Recognition

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

Pakistani Mastiff Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Pakistani Mastiff requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Pakistani Mastiffs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pakistani Mastiff dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Pakistani Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pakistani Mastiff's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Pakistani Mastiff dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Pakistani Mastiff dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Pakistani Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pakistani Mastiffs are not the best breed for elderly people.

Pakistani Mastiff History

There are many theorized considering the breed’s origin and ancestry. According to the most well-known and logical theory, there was already a Mastiff type of breed present in the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan, more precisely either in the Thanjavur and Tiruchi districts of Madras or the Sind region of medieval India. The breed was developed and used for hunting, guarding owner and property, and many other purposes. There have also been extensive disputes about the country of origin of this breed, with some claiming it to be India, while the others Pakistan. The breed was used mostly for hunting large game such as bears and wild boars during the Mughal Empire. Some experts believe that dogs were originally domesticated between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago. Other theories suggest that, during the British invasion of the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan, the British troops brought their Mastiff type dogs, Bull Terriers, and others with them in the 1700s. These dogs were crossed with the local Mastiff-type breeds, that is the reason why there are many different types of Pakistani Mastiffs existing. In Thanjavur, the Bully Kutta was a favorite pet of ruling families, The Mughal emperor Akbar owned a Pakistani Mastiff, which he used for hunting. The Pakistani Mastiff was introduced to Greece by Xerxes when they marched towards the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan in 486-465 B.C.

Another popular thesis states that the Pakistani Mastiff was originated from the desert areas of Sindh, because of this, another name for the breed is “Sindh Mastiff”. They are Molosser type of dogs from Pakistan and they are widespread in that region. Another well-known name for the breed is Bully Kutta, the work Bully comes from the root word of Punjabi and it translates into heavily wrinkled, the word Kutta simply means dog, so the breed’s local name basically is a heavily wrinkled dog in the Hindi-Urdu language. The type is popular in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, including Tamil Nadu and Delhi, as well as Haryana.

On the 28th of May in 1864, the Second International Dog Show at Islington Agricultural Hall showcased the Pakistani Mastiff among other Mastiff types. In 1884, Littell's Living Age said that historically, a "large Indian mastiff" was employed by kings "in the chase of wild beasts".

The Bully Kutta was dubbed as the Beast from the East as the breed has gained a reputation for being extremely aggressive. The breed is easily available in Pakistan, however rare in India as in the rest part of the world. The dogs have been illegally used and trained for dogfighting in Pakistan and India, including areas such as Noida, Delhi, and Gurugram. The police, in June 2018, in Indian Punjab filed First Information Report for the first time against organizers of the illegal fights. According to a specialist at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, imported animals are being crossbred to be more menacing. Many non-profit organizations are now working against illegal fighting and creating awareness among people.

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