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.
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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)
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.
Energy Level:The Alangu Mastiff enjoys playing.
Exercise Needs:The Alangu Mastiff needs a long daily walk or run of at least an hour.
Training Compatability:The Alangu Mastiff has average compatibility with the right training.
Popular Alangu Mastiff Cross-Breeds:
Masti-Bull - Bulldog X Mastiff
Mountain Mastiff - Bernese Mountain Dog X Mastiff
Muscle Mastiff - Dogue de Bordeaux X Mastiff
The Alangu Mastiff is:
Grooming:Your Alangu Mastiff will require no or only simple grooming.
Coat Length:The Alangu Mastiff has a short coat.
Shedding:The Alangu Mastiff is a light shedder.
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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