Bakharwal dog

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Bakharwal Dog
Other namesBakerwali Shepherd Dog
OriginSouth Asia
Breed statusNot 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 breed is on the verge of extinction.[1]

This breed comes from a cross between the Tibetan Mastiff and the dhole. It has more hair on its ears, neck, back and tail and prefers colder climes.[citation needed]


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