Kumaon Mastiff

USD $1000-$2500 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 352
Origin India
Other Names Bulli, Cypro Kukur, Indian Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1000-$2500
How much does a Kumaon Mastiff cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1000 to $2500 on your Kumaon Mastiff 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 Kumaon Mastiff from a shelter.
Size Giant
Weight 150-180 pounds (67.5-81 kg)
Height 21-26 inches (53-66 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Protection
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Indian

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Soft
Coat Colors Black, Brindle, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Black
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Grey
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Brindle, Sable, Red, Grey, Black, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Short and dense.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming mitt, Grooming spray, Toothbrush, Toothpaste.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aggressive, Defensive, 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 Yes
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 Yes

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Cups Per Day 3-4 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Kumaon Mastiff have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Kumaon Mastiff is a large, powerful breed of dog that originated in the Kumaon region of India. It is a muscular and strong breed with a thick coat and an impressive stature. The Kumaon Mastiff has a broad head, deep-set eyes, and a black nose. Its ears are set high on its head and its tail is long and curved. The coat of the Kumaon Mastiff can be either short or long, but it is usually short. It comes in various colors such as black, brown, white, red, fawn, brindle or piebald.

The lifespan of the Kumaon Mastiff is between 10 to 12 years. They are large dogs with an average height of 24 to 28 inches (61 to 71 cm) at the shoulder and weigh between 80 to 120 pounds (36 to 54 kg).

The personality of the Kumaon Mastiff is loyal and protective towards their family members but can be aloof towards strangers. They are intelligent dogs that need consistent training from an early age in order to become well-behaved adults.

Kumaon Mastiffs are friendly with other dogs if they have been socialized properly from puppyhood but may be aggressive towards strange animals if not properly trained or socialized. They can also be good with children if raised together from puppyhood but may become overly protective if not given proper training or socialization around children from an early age.

The temperament of the Kumaon Mastiff is alert and courageous yet gentle when around their family members. They make excellent guard dogs due to their alertness and loyalty towards their owners but should never be left alone for extended periods as they may become destructive out of boredom or loneliness.

The health of the Kumaon Mastiff should always be monitored by regular vet visits as they are prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma, heart disease and skin allergies among others common in large breeds like them .

Kumaon Mastiffs have moderate adaptability levels which means that they do best when living indoors with access to outdoor activities such as walks or playtime in secure areas away from traffic . As pets , they make great companions for active families who enjoy spending time outdoors together .


The Kumaon Mastiff is a large, powerful dog breed that originates from the Kumaon region of India. The breed is also known as the Himalayan Mastiff, and is one of the oldest and rarest breeds in the world. The Kumaon Mastiff was once common in the Himalayan region, but due to cross-breeding with other dogs, their numbers dwindled and they were close to becoming extinct. In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the breed, and they are now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.

The Kumaon Mastiff is a large dog, with males weighing up to 160 pounds (73 kg) and females up to 140 pounds (64 kg). They have a thick coat of fur that can be either black or brown in color, and a long tail that is often carried over their back. The breed is known for its loyalty, courage, and strength, and they were originally used as guard dogs and hunting dogs.

The ancestry of the Kumaon Mastiff is unknown, but it is believed that they are descended from Tibetan Mastiffs. The first recorded mention of the breed was in 1847, when British soldiers stationed in India noted their impressive size and strength. In recent years, DNA testing has confirmed that the Kumaon Mastiff is indeed related to the Tibetan Mastiff.

The Kumaon Mastiff was recognized as a distinct breed by the United Kennel Club in 2006. They are still relatively rare, but their popularity is slowly growing. If you are looking for a large, loyal companion dog, then the Kumaon Mastiff may be the perfect breed for you!