Bakharwal dog

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Bakharwal Dog
Other names Bakerwali Shepherd Dog
Origin India
Breed status Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Bakharwal Dog is an ancient working breed of dog found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, where it has been bred for many centuries by the Bakarwal and Gujjar nomadic tribes as a livestock guardian dog and settlement protector. A recent study says that this species is on verge of extinction.[1]

This breed is comes from a cross of the Tibetan Mastiff and the Indian Dog. It has more hairs on ears, neck, back and on tail, and prefers colder climes.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bukhari, Shujaat (November 16, 2011). "Fear of Bakerwali dog going extinct". The Hindu. Chennai, India.