Bully Kutta

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Bully Kutta
Indian Mastiff Bully Kutta.jpg
Pakistani/Indian Mastiff or Bully Kutta
Other names Bully, Pakistani Bully, Indian Mastiff
Origin Indian Subcontinent
Weight Male 70–90 kg
Female 60–70 kg
Height Male 76–86 cm
Female 75–80 cm
Coat Short, straight, fine and smooth

Brindle; Brown, White,

Litter size 6 - 8 Puppies
Life span 8 - 10 Years
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Bully Kutta aka Indian Mastiff aka Pakistani Mastiff is a dog breed that originates from the Sindh region which is now shared between Pakistan and India.It was probably derived from Sindh hound by crossing with molossoid breeds in ancient time. [1] It is also known as Sindh Mastiff, Bully or the Pakistani Bully.[2]

Legality and Dog fighting[edit]

This breed was bred to enable a stable cooperative nature in a pack. However, in areas where dog fighting is legal, the breed has been used for fighting due to its great stamina, fighting skills, fearless nature and power. It was used for guarding sheep flocks and used as a guard dog, some times this breed was used in dog fighting in Pakistan which is now a banned sport, recently this breed has been imported to China, Russia, UK, USA and Central Asia.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles depicted this breed in his 2009 novel, The Devil's Punchbowl.[4]


  1. ^ Manish, Sai (11 Aug 2012). "Never mind the dog. Beware the owners". Tehelka Magazine. 9 (32). Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Sural, Ajay (15 Feb 2015). "Canine from Pakistan a hit in rural areas". Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bully Kutta". 101DogBreeds.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  4. ^ IIes, Greg (2009). The Devil’s Punchbook. New York, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 279. ISBN 0743292510. A Chinese billionaire’s son brought his own dog in to fight. A Bully Kutta. Ever hear of those? Bastard weighed more than I do. The dog, I mean.