Best Indian Dog Breeds You’ll Absolutely Love

Getting a dog is an exciting process, but it can also be daunting if you’re a new dog owner. If you’re struggling to decide which breed you’re interested in, consider Indian dog breeds.

Here are 23 dog breeds from India to help you find your ideal match for a furry companion.


Indian Pariahs (sometimes called Pye-dogs) are descendants of some of the earliest domesticated breeds in South Asia. Other names for this breed include the Indian Street Dog, Native Indian Dog, and Pie Dog.



These dogs have been known to be friendly and affectionate creatures, but most of them aren’t domesticated. Instead, they live outside of family homes to guard their ‘owners’ and their territories.



Tangkhul Hui

Primarily found in the Urkhul District of India, Tangkhul Hui dogs are an ancient breed of hunting dogs that date back hundreds of years.


Gaddi Kutta / Himalayan Sheepdog

Gaddi Kuttas are part of the Mastiff family of dogs and are sometimes referred to as Himalayan Sheepdogs.


Sinhala Hound

The Sinhala Hound is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in parts of India and Sri Lanka.

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