Bully Kutta

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'Bully Kutta'
Other names

Sindhi Mastiff
Bully
Traits
Weight 140-210 pounds (64-95 kg)
Male 140 - 240 pounds
Female 120 - 170
Height 28-35 inches (71-91 cm)
Male 27'-35'
Female 22'-28'
Coat Short
Color White, Black, white and black, white and brown and Brown.
Litter size 8-10 puppies
Life span 8-10 years[citation needed]
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Bulli Kutta or Bully Kutta [1] or Alangu Mastiff.[2] is a breed that originates from the Sindh and Punjab regions of present-day Pakistan, and a descendant from the extinct Alaunt breed[citation needed]. They are most commonly used as guard-dogs in the region. The word Bully derives from the word bohli meaning heavily wrinkled in Hindi/Punjabi, while the word Kutta means dog in South-Asian languages.

Appearance[edit]

The Bully Kutta, known as the ‘Beast from the East’ for its incredible shoulder muscles and formidable lock-jaw strength is a muscular dog that was developed in present day Pakistan primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boars. It also is an ideal watch dog. Predominantly white in color, however fawn, brindle, brown, black and various bicolors are also common. Bully Kutta can also be red nosed/yellow eyed but these are rare. Generally, a Bully Kutta stands 30"-33" tall. Usually they have large heads, strong bone structure, and loose, and stretchy skin.

Temperament[edit]

A Bulli Kutta's temperament ranges in variety. Training them and introducing them to family early on in puppyhood is recommended. It is a very smart dog breed and it can be easily trained. It is loyal and protective of the owner.

Legality and Dog fighting[edit]

This Breed was bred out to enable a stable cooperative nature in a pack. However, in areas where dog fighting continues, the Bully has been used for fighting due to its great stamina, fighting skills, fearless nature and power. it was used in Pakistan for Guarding Sheep Flock and used as a Guard dog, some times this wonderfull breed is used in dog fighting which is now a banned sport in the Pakistan, recently this breed is imported in India , China, Russia, UK, USA and Central Asia . [3]

History[edit]

Bully Kutta is a descendant of the extinct breed Alaunt that originated in Sindh (desert area of Kutch), Rajasthan and South Punjab (Bhawalpur) regions of modern-day Pakistan.

The earliest glimpse of this breed comes from an old painting of Mughal Era where Mughal Emperor Akbar is hunting with Bully Kutta type dog (Sindhi Mastiff) along with cheetahs on a hunting expeditions.

There are accounts of Bully Kutta dog fighting in Punjab during the reign of Maha Rajah Ranjit Singh, the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.]] However the appearance of modern day bully Kutta may happen been achieved by cross breeding with other breeds as theories suggest that, during the British invasion, the British soldiers brought English mastiff dogs and English Bull terriors and staffordshire bull terrier with them to India. These dogs later bred with the regional Sindhi mastiff breeds [1].

Bully Kuttas are now enjoying a healthy increase in popularity, either as a working/protector dog or as a family pet. All over the world, they are used variously as "hog dogs" (catching escaped pigs or hunting razorbacks)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manish, Sai (11 Aug 2012). "Never mind the dog. Beware the owners.". Tehelka Magazine 9 (32). Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pakistani Bully Kutta". PetsWorld. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bully Kutta". 101DogBreeds.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016.