There are over thousands of dog breeds all over the world.
But the love of a dog towards you is still the same regardless of its breed.
Dogs are the best companion a human can get, and calling the most loyalist creature on the earth would be no exaggeration.
India has a huge market for dogs, although the native dog breeds in India aren’t much popular as foreign ones.
The craze of having a dog is increasing among the youth lately.
So, here is the list of Most popular dog breeds in India.
Most Popular Dog Breeds In India
Labrador is without a doubt the most popular dog breed in India.
You will find this dog in every other house you visit.
Labradors are very kind and friendly, they do very well with family and even with strangers.
This breed is generally quite and rarely bark, they are easygoing and trust people easily.
Maybe that’s why they are most preferred dog breed in India, unless if you are looking for a guard dog.
Traits of Labrador Dogs & PRICE
|Height (Male & Female)||57-62 cm , 25-32 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||29-36kg , 25-32kg|
Beagle is getting a little popular in India recently, it is similar to foxhound but a smaller version of it.
Beagles are amazing family pets, they do very well children and the members of the family.
But if you are looking for a guard dog then this breed might not be a good fit for you because they are easily won over in fights.
It is an even tempered dog, although it depends on the individual.
Their cute little face can melt anyone, and that could be one of the reasons for their popularity.
Traits of Beagle & PRICE
|Height (Male & Female)||36-41 cm , 33-38 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||10-11 kg , 9-10 kg|
|Colours||Brown & White|
The popularity of this breed in India started from the Vodafone ad.
At one point, they were even tagged as “Vodafone Dog” instead of pugs.
Pugs are very kind, gentle and rarely aggressive.
The majority of this breed do excellent with children and very fond of them.
Pugs also tend to spend most of their time just napping.
Pugs are very intelligent and act according to the mood of their owners and try to please them.
They carve for human companion and follow you around all the way.
They are great family pets.
Traits of Pugs & PRICE
|Height (Male & Female)||30-31 cm , 25-28 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||6-11 kg , 5-9 kg|
|Colours||Black, Fawn, Apricot, Silver Fawn|
4. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in India and also worldwide.
They are the face brand of Pedigree (Dog Food).
Golden Retrievers are generally calm, kind and confident temperament.
They are very easy to train and are noted for their intelligence.
They also make a great guide dog for people who are either blind or deaf.
Also, you should keep in mind that
Golden retrievers are prone to some genetic and other diseases such as (Hip dysplasia).
So, they should be taken to a veterinarian for check-ups regularly.
And also, if you planning to buy a puppy then make sure it is properly examined by OFA and PennHIP for hip diseases.
Traits of Golden Retriever and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||56-61 cm , 51-56 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||30-34 kg , 25-32 kg|
|Colours||Dark Golden, Light Golden, Golden|
5. German Shepherd
German Shepherd is famous for their intelligent trait.
They are quick to learn things that are taught to them and obey the commands given by the owner better than other breeds.
They are very obedient.
That’s why they are more controllable than other dogs.
German Shepherds are great guard down dogs, unlike the other breeds that I mentioned above.
They are overly protective of their owners and love them unconditionally.
Traits of German Shepherds and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||60-65 cm , 55-60 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||30-40 kg , 24-32 kg|
|Colours||Black, Black & Tan, Grey|
The husky dog which originates from Siberia has a massive fan base in India because of its mesmerizing blue eyes.
Husky is a very friendly and active temperament dog and
Huskies can’t handle hot weather like Jaipur, Chennai and Delhi because they have a thick coat which helps them to keep warm in cold weather.
But some people in India import these dogs out of infatuation and make these dogs suffer.
Huskies are native to Siberia which has extremely cold weather so they are naturally designed in such a way to tackle the cold.
But India has dynamic weather which is not suitable for Huskies.
So unless you live colder place in India where there is mostly cold weather like Manali, I would advise you to not to have this dog.
|Height (Male & Female)||54-60 cm , 50-56 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||20-27 kg , 16-23 kg|
|Colours||White, Black & White, Black, Black & Tan, Grey|
Doberman dogs are great guard dogs, they are fearless, energetic and always ready to defend their owners from attackers.
They are also extremely loyal and easily trainable.
If you are looking for someone to protect your home they are the best pick for you.
This breed is prone to some health issues which you can read here.
So, the dog should be properly examined before you buy one.
Traits of Doberman and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||66-77 cm , 61-68 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||40-45 kg , 32-38 kg|
|Colours||White, Black, Fawn|
Pomeranian is a small-sized spitz breed dog which looks almost similar to Indian Spitz.
A lot of people often get confused between these two breeds and have a hard time differentiating.
If you want to know how to differentiate these two breeds, then you can read an article about it here.
Pomeranian dogs are generally very playful, friendly temperament.
They are kind of territorial in nature so they may bark if they hear some unusual sounds.
Pomeranian dogs are thick coated.
So, proper and regular grooming is required to maintain the quality of its coat.
Traits of Pomeranian and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||20-24 cm , 18-22 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||4-7 kg, 2-4 kg|
Dachshund has very short legs and a large body, which looks very disproportional.
These dogs are kind of hard to train because of their stubbornness trait.
They are aggressive towards strangers and don’t like unfamiliar faces, but are loyal to their owners.
They are prone to have separation anxiety if they are left alone frequently.
Traits of Dachshund and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||20-22 cm , 18-21 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||7-12 kg, 6-10 kg|
|Colours||Black, Brown, Tan and Cream|
10. English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel is a gun dog originating from England as the name suggests.
They are very kind, gentle and compassionate temperament.
These dogs are way too affectionate and loyal and will make a strong bond to the owner, especially the one who feeds it.
These dogs crave for human companion and they don’t like to be alone.
They make a great family pet for these characteristics.
Traits of English Cocker Spaniel and Price
|Height (Male & Female)||38-43 cm , 36-41 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||11-15 kg, 8-12 kg|
|Colours||Black & Tan, Orange Roan etc.|
11. Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff belongs to the mastiff family, originating from China, Nepal and Mongolia.
It is a guard dog used by tribes in China to protect sheep from wild animals.
A great training is required for these dog as they are very stubborn.
This dog is not suitable for apartment living and should be handled by experienced dog owners.
Traits of Tibetan Mastiff
|Height (Male & Female)||66-76 cm , 61-76 cm|
|Weight (Male & Female)||45-74 kg, 35-46 kg|
|Colours||Black, Brown, Brown & Tan, Gray|
So that’s it, these were the list of 11 most popular dog breeds in India.
So, tell me guys
Which one of these do you think is the most popular one.
Let me know in the comments down below
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