Bakharwal dog

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bakharwal Dog)
Jump to: navigation, search
Bakharwal Dog
Other names Bakerwali Shepherd Dog
Country of origin Pakistan India
Classification / standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Bawa 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]


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