|Other names||Indian Leopardhund, Himalayan Sheepdog|
|Breed status||Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.|
|Notes||This breed is also found in Nepal. Tribals of Himachal Pradesh call it "Gaddi Kutta" ,|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
Gaddi Kutta is a mastiff-type mountain dog found in northern India, especially states in the western Himalayas region and in Himachal Pradesh. They are also called the Indian Panther Hound, as well as Mahidant Mastiff, the former pointing to the breed’s skills and the latter to its origins. Though initially bred for hunting purposes, the multi-talented Gaddi Kutta is widely used by local shepherds, mostly Gaddis (from the tribe of the same name) and are reputed to be strong enough to repulse attacks by snow leopards, and to have the intelligence to herd stray sheep and goats back to their pens.
They comes in solid colour of black and tan, dark fawn and sometimes reddish, black and shedow white colour.Dogs of shepherds are shorter and lighter in comparison to the dogs with the kennels, being height of male is in between 28 inches to 34 inches, while height of female is in between 26 inches to 32 inches. Weight of male is in between 45- 80 kg and weight for female is around 35 -60kg. some famous blood line of gaddi kutta bloodline bujus bloodline, spiti working line or Manali agroline.