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Pandikona Hunting Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginIndia flagIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Pandikona Hunting Dog have?
PandikonaPandikona Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Pandikona Hunting Dog Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Pandikona Hunting Dog with a good pedigree?

Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Pandikona Hunting Dog? How many Pandikona Hunting Dog 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog Size

Size
Is a Pandikona Hunting Dog small, medium or large dog?

How big do Pandikona Hunting Dog get?

What is the average size of a Pandikona Hunting Dog?

Large
Weight
How much does the Pandikona Hunting Dog weigh? How much should a Pandikona Hunting Dog weight? What is the normal weight of a Pandikona Hunting Dog? How much does a full-grown Pandikona Hunting Dog weight?
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Pandikona Hunting Dog?
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 50.5 pounds (23 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pandikona Hunting Dog? Pandikona Hunting Dog height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Pandikona Hunting Dog?
Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Pandikona Hunting Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pandikona Hunting Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Pandikona Hunting Dog coats?
Cream Fawn Brindle Black & White
Grooming
How to groom the Pandikona Hunting Dog and how often? How often should I take my Pandikona Hunting Dog to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Pandikona Hunting 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. Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Pandikona? Do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs shed a lot?
Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog need a bath? How often should you give a Pandikona Hunting Dog a bath? Can I bathe my Pandikona Hunting Dog 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pandikona Hunting Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ProtectiveAffectionateTerritorialFearlessTolerantGood natured
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pandikona Hunting Dog? Is the Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Pandikona Hunting Dog?
A slightly harder to train than average. Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Pandikona Hunting Dogs 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? Pandikona Hunting Dog sensitivity:
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well.

They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, a noisy or office environment, and frequent guest visits.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Pandikona Hunting Dog a good family dog?
Average: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs 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 Pandikona need? Pandikona Hunting Dog social needs:
Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Pandikona bark?
Average: The Pandikona Hunting Dog barks occasionally. 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 different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Pandikona Hunting Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Pandikona Hunting Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Pandikona Hunting Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Pandikona Hunting Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Pandikona? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pandikona Hunting Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Pandikona Hunting Dog? How much bite force does a Pandikona Hunting Dog have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Pandikona Hunting Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog do?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs have an 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pandikona Hunting Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pandikona Hunting Dog roam?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog have high prey drive?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pandikona Hunting Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Pandikona Hunting Dog in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Pandikona Hunting Dog breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Pandikona Hunting Dog indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Pandikona Hunting Dog be left alone? How long can you leave a Pandikona Hunting Dog 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pandikona Hunting Dog temperament with other people:
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pandikona Hunting Dog temperament with children:
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pandikona Hunting 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? Can the Pandikona Hunting Dog breed live with a cat?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pandikona Hunting Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs get along with other dogs?
Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pandikona Hunting Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Pandikona Hunting Dog breed suitable for first-time owners?
No
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs good office canines? Do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Pandikona temperament with senior people? Are Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Pandikona Hunting Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Pandikona Hunting Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Pandikona Hunting Dog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pandikona Hunting Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pandikona Hunting Dog see the vet?
Rare
The Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs live? How old can a Pandikona Hunting Dog be? What is the age limit of the Pandikona Hunting Dog? How many years can the oldest Pandikona Hunting Dog live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Pandikona Hunting Dog?

How long is the lifespan of a Pandikona Hunting Dog?

10-14 years
The average lifespan of Pandikona Hunting Dog: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pandikona Hunting Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog have? What is the activity level of the Pandikona Hunting Dog?
Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs 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 exercise does a Pandikona Hunting Dog need? How much exercise do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs require per day?

Do Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs need a lot of exercises?

Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog breed need?
Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Pandikona Hunting Dog breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Pandikona Hunting Dog? How much food should I feed my Pandikona Hunting Dog?
2 to 3 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? Pandikona Hunting Dog risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pandikona Hunting Dog'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 Pandikona Hunting Dog 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 Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting Dog drool?
The Pandikona Hunting Dog 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog As a Working Dog

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

Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pandikona Hunting Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pandikona Hunting Dog 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

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

Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.

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

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

Not really

Pandikona Hunting 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 Pandikona Hunting 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.

Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Pandikona Hunting Dog Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

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

Pandikona Hunting Dog Recognition

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

Pandikona Hunting Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Pandikona Hunting Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pandikona Hunting Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Pandikona Hunting Dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pandikona Hunting Dog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Adaptability: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Pandikona Hunting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pandikona Hunting Dog dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

Pandikona Hunting Dog History

Just as the Bakharwal Dog and the Gaddi Kutta the Pandikona Hunting dog is also an old native Indian breed. Their origin story can be traced back to the Vijayanagar Empire and is now found predominantly in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, In these territories the air tends to be very dry and the precipitation is rare, but the Pandikona Hunting Dogs have perfectly adapted to these harsh conditions. They are strong and have the ability to resist disease and infection. They were named after the village Pandikona. The inhabitants of the village solved the predatorily feline problems by keeping these hunting hounds around for centuries. The Pandikona is considered a “primitive” type breed, meaning they have evolved their characteristics without the input of humanity. The locals most likely spotted the dog and used its existing characteristics without much breeding

Because of their hardiness and relative independence from humans, they are very self-reliant and need little care. They have a very strong instinct to protect their territories, so they are naturally taking on the guard duties in their owner’s homes even when they are away. However, they are very tolerant of children but can be aggressive with other dogs, with training that can make excellent companion dogs as well.

They are a rare dog breed and sadly expected to go extinct in the near future, because as it was already mentioned they only live in the Kurnool district of India where the locals are reluctant to give away or sell the puppies to anyone and aren’t convinced that the new owners will take good care of them. Some efforts are being made to popularize the breed but they do not have the brightest prospects at the moment.

The Pandikona Hunting Dog is not a recognized breed neither by the Indian, nor other international Kennel Clubs.

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Pandikona Hunting Dog Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Dilip

    May 6, 2020, 7:54:41 AM:

    It's one of a kind... Strong, Independent, Fearless, territorial and loyal hunter...

  • KARMEGAM.R TN04

    May 8, 2019, 4:08:06 AM:

    I have this type breed dog as my brotherhood.And I needed this dog languages for daily purpose .if?

  • Nikhil

    Jan 11, 2019, 3:09:58 AM:

    I have this breed and it is loyal intelligent protective,always alert care for family. The dog is aggressive for other dog.And yes, the dog is fearless. I have train the dog well.