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List of Indian Dog Breeds with Pictures

Indian dog breeds come in various sizes. They can be found anywhere from narrow village pathways to the busiest city streets of India. We have compiled a list of some of the popular Indian dogs along with their pictures to widen your knowledge about them.

Breed Name: Indian Pariah

Other Names: Pie dog, Pi dog, Pye dog, Indian native dog, INDog

Appearance: Double coated medium sized dog with about 20-25 inches height. Common colours are spotted brown or dark and reddish brown. It is also found in black colours.

Region Where it’s Found: Widely found all across India.


Breed Name: Rajapalayam

Other Names: Indian Sighthound

Appearance: Heavier boned large dog found in milk white, solid black and brown colors.

Region Where it’s Found: Southern parts of India

Mudhol Hound

Breed Name: Mudhol Hound

Other Names: Caravan Hound, Pashmi

Appearance: Found in various colours like fawn, fallow, red, cream, black, and mouse-grey. This Indian dog breed has long and narrow head broad between the ears.

Region Where it’s Found: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh

Breed Name: Rampur Greyhound

Other Names: North-Indian Greyhound

Appearance: 24″–27″ in length, deep chest, sprung ribs with a long tail slightly curving upwards.

Region Where it’s Found: Northern India

Breed Name: Chippiparai

Other Names:  Indian Sighthound

Appearance: This is a medium sized dog having a  fawn, reddish brown, slight black tinged coat, silver-grey, with limited white markings. They have a long curved tail.

Region Where it’s Found: South India

Breed Name: Kanni

Appearance: Black and tan in colour but limited white on chest and feet. Looks similar to Doberman Pinscher.

Region Where it’s Found: Tamil Nadu

Breed Name: Gaddi Kutta

Other Names: Indian Gaddi, Gaddi Watchdog

Appearance: Muscular, deep chested Gaddi is athletic in nature with great speed. Thay are found usually with cropped ears.

Region Where it’s Found: Northern India

Breed Name: Combai

Other Names: Kombai, Indian Bear Hound

Appearance: Looks more like Rajapalayam, this dog breed is red brown in colour with a black mask. They have strong jaws , savage temper and a tendency to be much more active.

Region Where it’s Found: South of India


Sugandha is a devoted pet owner who owns two cats named Kai, Ritter, & a Golden Retriever named Bracky. She is an avid dog agility enthusiast, and hopes her new pup will someday be an agility champion!. In an effort to strengthen the bond between people and their pets, she shares her knowledge by writing articles.

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