USD $1,200 - $1,500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 539
Origin Malaysia
Other Names Anjing Kampung, Malaysian Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1,200 - $1,500
How much does a Telomian cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1,200 to $1,500 on your Telomian 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 Telomian from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 22–26 pounds (10–12 kg),
Female: 18–22 pounds (8–10 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm),
Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunt vermin
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Spitz-type

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth
Coat Colors Black, Sable, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Sable, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Adaptable, Alert, Charming, Delicate, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Obedient, 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 Yes
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 Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
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 High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 2 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/2 cup
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Telomian have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Telomian dog is a rare breed of dog that originates from Malaysia. It is a small, agile, and intelligent breed that has been used for centuries by the indigenous people of Malaysia to hunt and guard their homes. The Telomian is an active and alert breed with a unique appearance.

Appearance: The Telomian has a distinctive look with its short, smooth coat and long legs. Its head is wedge-shaped with large ears that stand erect on the sides of its head. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. The tail of the Telomian is curled over its back like a corkscrew, giving it an unusual look.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Telomian is between 12 to 15 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 10 to 20 pounds and stand at around 14 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown. They come in various colors including black, white, brown, red or tan with white markings on their chest or feet.

Personality: The Telomian has an independent personality but can be very loyal to its owners if given proper training and socialization from an early age. They are intelligent dogs who love to learn new things but can also be stubborn at times if not given enough mental stimulation or exercise throughout the day.

Friendliness: The Telomian is generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from puppyhood onwards. However they may become territorial if not given enough attention or exercise which could lead them to become aggressive towards strangers or other animals in their environment so it’s important to ensure they receive plenty of mental stimulation throughout the day in order to prevent this behavior from occurring in adulthood

Temperament: The temperament of the Telomian can vary depending on how much training they have received but generally speaking they are known for being alert yet gentle dogs who make great companions for families looking for an active pet who loves spending time outdoors playing games such as fetch or going on walks together

Health: Generally speaking the health of this breed is good however there are some health issues that may arise such as hip dysplasia which can cause lameness in one or both hind legs due to malformation within the hip joint itself so it’s important that you get your pet checked out by a vet regularly just in case any problems arise

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed does well living indoors provided they receive plenty of exercise each day either through playing games outdoors or going on walks together however due to their independent nature they do best living with someone who understands how best to train them so that their natural intelligence can be put into good use rather than becoming bored easily which could lead them into developing bad habits such as excessive barking etc.. As pets these dogs make great companions due to their loyalty towards their owners combined with their intelligence making them easy trainable pets who will always keep you entertained!


The Telomian is a rare breed of dog that is indigenous to Malaysia. The breed is also known as the Malaysian Barkless Dog, because they do not bark. They are the only known barkless dog in the world. The Telomian is a small to medium sized dog with a wedge-shaped head and erect ears. They have a short, fine coat that can be any color or combination of colors. The most common colors are black, brown, and white.

The Telomian breed almost became extinct in the 1970s due to interbreeding with other dogs. However, a few dedicated breeders in Malaysia worked to preserve the breed and increase its numbers. In recent years, the Telomian has become popular in Europe and North America as a companion dog.

The ancestry of the Telomian is unknown, but they are thought to be descended from Asian Pariah Dogs. These dogs were brought to Malaysia by traders and settlers from China and Southeast Asia over 2,000 years ago. The Telomian was first recognized as a distinct breed by the Malaysian Kennel Club in 2009.