USD $1,000 - $1,500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 473
Origin Kyrgyzstan
Other Names Kyrgyz Sighthound, Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, Tajgan
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1,000 - $1,500
How much does it cost to buy a Taigan?
Taigan are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1,000 to $1,500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Taigans can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg),
Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm),
Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Sighthound, Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Eastern Borzoi-type

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Soft, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Gray, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Fawn, Gray, Pied, Pied
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Calm, Independent, Intelligent, Outright, Peaceful, Quiet, Reserved, Sensitive, Vigilant
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
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 24 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 120 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.50
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Taigan have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Taigan dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the Central Asian region. It is a loyal and devoted companion, and its appearance is unique and distinctive. The Taigan has a long, thick coat that can be either straight or wavy, with colors ranging from black to white to red. Its eyes are almond-shaped and its ears are triangular in shape. The tail of the Taigan is usually curled over its back.

The lifespan of the Taigan dog is typically between 10 and 12 years, with some living up to 15 years. They typically weigh between 40 and 60 pounds, depending on their size. The colors of the Taigan range from black to white to red, with some having markings on their coats as well.

The personality of the Taigan dog is friendly and loyal, making them great companions for families or individuals looking for an affectionate pet. They are also very intelligent dogs that can be trained easily if given proper guidance and instruction from an early age. They have a strong sense of loyalty towards their owners which makes them great guard dogs as well as family pets.

Taigans are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may become aggressive towards unfamiliar animals or people if not properly trained or socialized correctly at an early age.

The temperament of the Taigan dog is generally calm but alert when necessary; they make excellent watchdogs due to their alertness but do not bark excessively unless there’s something wrong or out of place in their environment that needs attention immediately.

The health of the Taigan dog is generally good; however they may suffer from hip dysplasia which can cause lameness in one or both hind legs if left untreated for too long; this condition should be monitored closely by your veterinarian so it can be treated promptly if necessary . Other common health issues include eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma; these should also be monitored closely by your veterinarian so any potential problems can be addressed quickly before they become serious issues .

The adaptability level of the Taigan dog is high; they do well in both rural areas as well as urban environments provided there’s enough space for them to run around freely without being confined all day long . This breed does best when given plenty of exercise daily so it’s important to provide them with plenty opportunities for physical activity throughout each day .

Overall ,the benefits associated with owning a taiga include having a loyal companion who will always remain devoted ,a watchful guardian who will protect you against intruders ,and an intelligent pet who will learn quickly when given proper guidance . Additionally ,the taiga's adaptability makes it suitable for many different types of households regardless whether you live in rural areas or urban environments .


The Taigan is a rare breed of dog that is native to Kyrgyzstan. The breed is believed to be descended from the Tibetan Mastiff, and was used by nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan for guarding livestock. The Taigan nearly became extinct in the early 2000s due to cross-breeding with other dogs, but a few purebred Taigans were found and the breed was revived. The Taigan is now recognized as a breed by the Kyrgyzstan Kennel Club and is becoming increasingly popular in Kyrgyzstan and other countries.

The Taigan is a large, powerful dog with a thick coat of fur that can range in color from light brown to black. The breed has a wide head, almond-shaped eyes, and drooping ears. The body of the Taigan is muscular and compact, with strong legs that are well-suited for running and climbing. TheTaigan is an intelligent and loyal dog that makes an excellent guard dog. However, the breed can be aggressive towards strangers and other animals if not properly trained and socialized.