Alangu Mastiff

Also known as the Indian Alangu Mastiff, Pakistani Mastiff and the Sindh Mastiff, this large and muscular dog is quite rare in Western countries. The size of the Alangu Mastiff makes it very popular in its homeland as a guard dog on famlands. Unfortunately it is also this size and strength that makes the Alangu Mastiff susceptible to mistreatment and is known to be bred as a fighting dog. The dog’s sharp instincts and inclination towards aggression mean it is only for the experienced dog owner. When properly trained and socialized this large dog breed is known to be calm and loyal. Without proper training and supervision, the Alangu Mastiff can become aggressive and fierce. The appearance of the Alangu Mastiff can be distinguished by his high set pricked ears, and of course his loose skin covering his black muzzle. This rare giant dog breed also is known for his long and graceful stride and muscular body which gives off a square appearance. This rare dog breed needs a large amount of daily exercise, and therefore a large yard to run about in, plus activities and things to keep entertained. With their constant alert expression and history of hunting and guarding, you will find the Alangu Mastiff to be a loyal guard dog, however it must be given appropriate training and this breed is not recommended for first time dog owners.

Alangu Mastiffs were once used by the Indian royalty for as hunting dogs.
The average litter size of the Alangu Mastiff is ten puppies!
In Pakistan the Alangu Mastiff is known as ‘Bully Kutta’, which can be translated as heavily wrinkled dog.
Alangu Mastiff
Alangu Mastiff
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A few Alangu Mastiff have been known to reach a weight of over 200 pounds!


32 to 42 inches (81.3 to 106.7 cm)


60 to 65 pounds (27.4 to 29.6 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

9 to 12 years


India. There are mixed interpretations about the origin of the Alangu Mastiff. While many claim this giant dog breed originated in the South of India, others say Punjab, yet more again say it existed as far back as 400BC, when it was introduced from India into Persia, where they were used by the Persian Army.

Popular Alangu Mastiff Cross-Breeds:

Masti-Bull - Bulldog X Mastiff
Mountain Mastiff - Bernese Mountain Dog X Mastiff
Muscle Mastiff - Dogue de Bordeaux X Mastiff

Available colors:

Fawn, red and bindle with markings are the most common colors.


The Alangu Mastiff is:

  • Alert
  • Brave
  • Dominating
  • Fearless
  • Protective
  • Vigilant

Health Concerns

No known Health Concerns

Because it is not recognised by the American Kennel Club, there is limited credible health information on the rare Alangu Mastiff.

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