USD $1200-$1800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 276
Origin India
Other Names Indian Boar Hound, Indian Boardog, Kombai
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1800
How much does a Combai cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1200 to $1800 on your Combai if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Combai from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 66 - 77 pounds (30-35 kg),
Female: 62-73 pounds (28-33 kg)
Height Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), 21 - 24 inches (53-61 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Guarding, Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Mastiff-type, Thai Ridgeback

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough, Straight
Coat Colors Tan & Reddish Brown
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Red, Sable
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Defensive, Guarding, Intelligent, Loyal, Protective
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Dermatitis, Hip Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Combai have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Combai dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in India. It is also known as the Indian Combai, Kombai, or Tamil Nadu Combai. The Combai is an ancient breed that has been used for centuries as a guard and hunting dog. It is a loyal and protective breed that makes an excellent companion for active families.

Appearance: The Combai has a muscular body with short, dense fur that can be either black or brown in color. Its head is broad and its muzzle is long and pointed. Its ears are erect and its eyes are dark brown in color. The tail of the Combai is usually carried high over its back when it’s alert or excited.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Combai dog is between 10 to 12 years old. They typically weigh between 40 to 50 pounds (18 to 23 kg) and stand at about 20 inches (51 cm) tall at the shoulder when fully grown. They come in two colors – black or brown – with white markings on their chest, feet, muzzle, and tail tip being common among both colors.

Personality: The Combai dog has a strong personality but can be very loyal to its family if given proper training from an early age. They are intelligent dogs who love to please their owners but can also be stubborn if not trained properly from puppyhood onwards. They have strong guarding instincts which make them excellent watchdogs but they should never be aggressive towards people unless provoked or threatened by someone unfamiliar with them firstly

Friendliness: The Combai dog tends to get along well with other dogs as well as children if socialized properly from puppyhood onwards; however they may not always get along with other animals such as cats due to their strong hunting instincts so it’s important to introduce them slowly into any home where there are other pets present already

Temperament: This breed tends to have an independent temperament which means they don’t need constant attention from their owners; however they do need plenty of exercise every day in order for them to stay healthy both physically and mentally
Health: Generally speaking the health of this breed tends to be good; however like all breeds there are certain health issues which may affect some individuals more than others such as hip dysplasia so it’s important for potential owners of this breed to research these issues before getting one

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed does tend to adapt well into most homes provided they receive enough exercise every day; however due their independent nature they may not always want lots of cuddles like some other breeds do! One benefit of owning this type of dog though would be that you would have yourself a loyal companion who will protect you no matter what!


The Combai is a rare breed of dog that is native to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The breed is also known as the Tamil Nadu Mastiff. The Combai was once a popular hunting dog, but its numbers dwindled due to habitat loss and competition from other breeds. In recent years, the breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity, due in part to its unique appearance and history.

The Combai is thought to be descended from the ancient Pariah Dog of India. The Pariah Dog is a landrace, or naturally occurring population of dogs, that has been present in India for thousands of years. These dogs were used for hunting and guarding, and they were prized for their courage and tenacity. Over time, the Pariah Dog gave rise to several distinct breeds, including the Combai.

The Combai first gained recognition as a distinct breed in the early 20th century. At that time, there was great interest in developing new breeds of dogs in India. The Combai was one of several native breeds that were selected for further development. However, World War II interrupted these plans, and the focus shifted away from developing new breeds of dogs. As a result, the Combai remained relatively unknown outside of Tamil Nadu.

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the Combai breed. This has led to efforts to conserve and protect the breed from extinction. TheCombai is now recognized by several kennel clubs, including the Kennel Club of India and the United Kennel Club in the United States.