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|Other names||Sipro Kukur (Kumauni - सिप्रो कुकुर)|
|Country of origin||Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India|
|Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
Kumaon Mastiff (Kumauni: सिप्रो कुकुर) is a rare breed of dog originating in Uttarakhand state of India. Originally bred as a watch dog in the hills of Kumaon this dog is today rare, even in the region of its origin.
It is said that the dogs primitive ancestors were domiciled in the Kumaon region.
Kumaon Mastiff is a large dog with fairly lean, muscular, well-boned bodies. They have a large powerful head and a strong neck . They have a short, soft coat that always comes in brindle, ranging from dark to light shades. They may also have white markings. The average height of these dogs is 28 inches.
Their appearance has been described to be similar to old Great Danes.
They are aggressive dogs and need training.
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