• Indian Mastiff Dog Breed: Price in India, Bite Force Psi & More

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    This giant breed of dogs also known as beast of the East, is one of the world's four toughest breeds. You can fall in love at first sight if you are a big dog enthusiast like me :)

    Indian mastiff isn't for everyone, though. I've gathered all the details you need to help you decide if the Bully Kutta is for you to ensure this breed goes into the right homes. 

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    What does Bully Kutta (Indian Mastiff) mean ?

    Theories exist about how it got its name. Nevertheless, it is highly probable that the dog has been called ' Bohli ' because it means "heavily wrinkled." Excess skin is a distinctive characteristic of the breed particularly under the chin and around the neck. ' Kutta ' means ' the puppy '

    Indian Mastiff History

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    Bully kutta is a Molosser type dog which is found largely in India and Pakistan.Bully kutta is also known as the
    Indian Mastiff who are aloof and do not like to tolerate strangers, OF course unless they are well socialized as we
    Promised to do with the UK bully kutta.

    The Bully kutta is also sometimes referred to as the sin Mastiff with a generic rubric name of South Asian Mastiff.They were found in India even and I stress even before the British
    colonial rule and were used primarily for sporting purposes the are typically found today in areas in India and some and some
    rural parts of Pakistan.

    While they are starting to get worldwide attention it is because of their size and strength and loyalty that these dogs find themselves in the hands of unscrupulous characters who choose to use them for dog fighting.

    In history at around 2,500 years ago there were three different types of mastiff breeds found in and around the areas of Persia and India.

    These breeds primarily were the Asian Mastiff the Indian Mastiff and the alarmed, One of the best-known dogs at
    that time was the Assyrian dog which were used as a hunting and guarding dog.

    When the assyrian empire crumbled the meds and the persians the first true rulers of ancient Iran and all the Huntsman's kings of the Orient gave huge payments for these magnificent dogs whose roles seems to have been as it important as that of the Greyhound in the history of the canine race.

    At shish fortress in southwestern Iran there is a form of these dogs which are predominantly black in color that gallops for hunting with some riders.

    The Persian army used the Indian dogs masters just for guarding and not for suicide jobs. Herod ITA's a famous Greek author born circa phoric 4 BC writes in his book that heavy powerful dogs in quotes Indian mastiff were introduced into Greece by the legendary Xerxes the first when he marched towards his country.

    Alexander the Great on his return from India that's Alexander the Great on his return from India this phrase here has a massive massive implication into the arguments now that it was the British colonial settlers that actually were responsible for creating this breed, This has no true fabric.

    Alexander the Great on his return from India brought back a very similar type of dog.These are magnificent Indian Mastiffs originated in and around the desert area of Kutch, The Rajasthan area and  area of Punjab.

    A part of Rajasthan's Kutch area was under Sindh district and hence the other name of this breed is Sindh mastiff. A part of the Sindh area currently falls under Pakistan and so is the Balapur district.

    This breed is not to be confused with a high craniun breed which was also prevalent in the Indian zone.These high craniums came down to more deeper inside India inside the kamon district to become the Kamon mastiff also known as the cipro cocker.

    Alongside the Kamon mastiff the Indian Mastiffs were used for hunting large games but a sudden change in the hunting practice saw the Indian royal families to use cheetahs for hunting instead.

    These to a large extent took out the Sindh Mastiff out of their jobs and turn them into guard dogs and sadly dogs used for fighting.

    With time most people forgot the breeds and the Kamon Mastiff became rare and so did the Indian Mastiff and sindh mastiff.The people who fought the Indian Mastiff dropped its height a couple of inches for performance sake and here lies the truth.

    It's at the point where the height of this breed of the sin Mastiff that we are today referring to as the bully kutta it was at the point that the height was being dropped by the introduction of such breed as the English bull terrier by colonial settlers that's when the bloodline became corrupt.

    So the argument now of how this breed was created, it's pretty clear there was a systematic movement it was when the dog fighting aspect of this breed became a sporting event that they introduced dogs such as a bull terrier, I don't think just for its height but for its absolute pain tolerance into this breed that's when we had the mixing of the Indian Mastiff & Sindh mastiff   with the European bloodlines of such breeds as a bull terrier and possibly other English Mastiffs.

    I still personally believe that there are pure lines of sindh Mastiffs you know the the coining of bully kutta in Pakistan is a phrase used for all dogs really that are used in tournaments .

    I personally don't condone a dog fighting for whatever reason. The the point that I am trying to also sort of put across in this is that the purity of shall I now not use a term bully kutta, I use the term sindh Mastiff,You can still and I believe I have some very pure sindh Mastiffs.

    I think that the bully kutta we need to also focus on the gul dong which i think really is the mix of the sindh Mastiff the Indian Pakistani Mastiff with breeds such as the bull terrier
    English Mastiff s-- boxers apparently, I think that that really is what gave rise to the Gull dong who are in Pakistan I believe a legendary fighter.

    Pakistani Mastiff Appearance

    Bully Kutta has a short smooth coat that usually predominantly white in colour however you can also get such colors as fawn, black,red with also brindle markings.

    The brisket is deep and the limbs are well muscled.The back is long with the tail tapering to a very fine point,The tail
    of this breed is very ambidextrous, very Fluid and it's a unique feature to the breed.

    The ears are set high on a brick shape skull it a long and graceful stripe very majestic in its movement very very agile.The males vary from 29 and yes up to 34 to 35 inches and females from about 26 to 30 /31 inches tall.

    They usually weigh 150 to 170 pounds and some of the males can reach up to 200 pounds plus. they are a muscular athletic
    and highly trainable dog. 


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    The Bully Kutta needs the right trainer in order to thrive as a highly intelligent and dominant breed. They are receptive quick learners with proper training.

    Because of their height they must have a large living room. The Bully Kutta also needs regular exercise because they are strong. But, if they become tired, they can be lazy and sleep all day.

    It is important to remember a bored dog is a destructive dog. Think how harmful a 150 pound plus dog can be. If you are considering getting a Bully Kutta, be prepared to give at least 60 minutes of walking or running a day and 12 miles a week.

    They have a good personality at home, they are loyal, dedicated and they protect their family. They are loving and playful to other dogs, puppies and children when raised or socialized early.

    Bully Kutta is territorial & fearless and always on the alert against unwelcome guests, guarding their premises. Remember these dogs were bred for fighting as mentioned earlier, so they can be very aggressive.

    They can bite first, and later ask questions. And care should be taken while visiting new humans and animals.

    Many nations, like the U.K., have laws banning possession of certain bully breeds because of the danger involved. If you live in one of those nations, the Bully Kutta is likely to be found on their list.

    Indian mastiff bite force psi

    They have a very strong bite force of 345 to 400 psi, however it may vary on the size and strength of the individuals.

    Health Issues

    Hip dysplasia and arthritis are popular among dogs of large and giant breeds and other issues includes:

    1) Skin itching due to allergies
    2) Mange
    3) Bacterial infections
    4) Vitiligo which is loss of pigmentation of skin
    5) No cancerous growths, such as sebaceous cysts
    6) Blindness
    7) Progressive Retinal Atrophy which is an inherited disease
    8) Murmurs
    9) Problem of valves
    10) Heart enlargements

    How to care for bully kutta?

    Give your dog daily exercise. I can't mention enough of that – it is very very important.

    They require only rare to occasional coat brushing with a firm bristle brush, as a moderate shedder. No hair clipping is needed.

    You MUST be a firm owner or boss, and dominant. You Should obtain the title of Pack Leader. This is a headstrong dog who, if you don't show him who's boss, will take charge. Proper, regular training makes a dog compliant.

    Equally important for the development of a well-rounded dog is love and affection from its owner. Early socialization with other adults, kids, and pets, will help your Bully Kutta become a trusted family member.

    High quality dog food and snacks should be given regularly to ensure a long, healthy life. This can be expensive as the dog is so large and needs about six cups of food per day!

    How to find  a Bully Kutta puppy and how much will they cost?

    Puppies for sale by breeders are easily found in populated cities such as Chennai and Bangaluru (Bengaluru), Delhi and states such as Kerala in India. Yet in other parts of the world, they are rare. They have only recently been introduced into China, Russia, the United States and Central Asia.


    Their price can range anywhere from 5000 to 50,000 INR depending on the location, type, age, color, gender.

    Their price city wise:



    Bully Kutta price in Bangalore

    15,000 - 30,000 Rupees

      Bully Kutta price in Delhi

    20,000 - 40,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Madurai

    10,000 - 20,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Coimbatore

    15,000 - 30,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Kerala

    12,000 - 25,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Chennai

    18,000 - 35,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Mumbai

    25,000 - 50,000 Rupees

    Bully Kutta price in Hyderabad

    20,000 - 40,000 Rupees


    1) Puppies need 4 meals daily between 8 to 12 weeks.
    2) Pups aged between 3 and 6 months should be fed 3 meals per day.
    3) 2 bows should be fed to pups who age between 6 months to 1 year of age


    Working on training and socializing your puppy is extremely important as soon as they arrive home. That is the key to future good behaviour. Make sure to ask the breeder wether he has already started working with the pup!

    Again it is important to mention that this dog needs a superior trainer. They're for people who are first time dog owners. This breed won't listen to timid men, or follow them. They are quick learners in the right hands though, and they will build a strong bond with their pack leader.


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    With dog fighting excluded, the Bully Kutta will need to find another purpose in life. Although I strongly agree that this dog isn't for everyone, it would be a shame to see it get extinct as it's no longer wanted or needed.

    I think all of the dogs deserve the chance to prove themselves. Stepping away from the fighting ring will enable the Bully Kutta to demonstrate their loving nature.



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