Kintamani (pronounced as US: kin-ta-mani) is a dog breed native to the Kintamani Region, Bali Island, Indonesia. It has an attractive appearance characterized by almond-shaped eyes, erect ears, a flat forehead, and a broad face. Its appearance is way beautiful than the typical village dog.

Quick information

Other namesKinta, Bali-Berghund, Balinese Kintamani, Balinese Mountain Dog, Balinese Dog
TypeMixed breed
Group ( of breed)Guard dog
CoatMedium, harsh as well as a double coat along with a collar
Good with childrenMay be when Socialized
ColorsWhite, black, Brindle, Beige
Height40 to 55 cm (1.31 – 1.80 Feet)
Weight29 to 37 pounds (13.1 Kgs – 16.7 Kgs)
Temperament Friendly, playful, alert, independent
Barking tendenciesHigh
Lifespan 14 years
Country of OriginIndonesia
Good with childrenYes with early socialization 

Kintamani Dog Breed Pictures

History of Kintamani

  • Kintamani is believed to originate from the mountains of Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia, which explains why it is called a Balinese dog. They have developed in a quaint community around 3,000 years ago.
  • However, during those times, dog ownership is not popular, and so Kintamani dogs are half-wild, freely roaming on the streets.
  • Kintamani dogs are somewhat similar to the Asiatic breeds and Australian dingo.
  • During those times, Kintamani dogs were used as field guards until dog ownership became popular, and they eventually became house dogs or family pets. 

Temperament and Behavior

  • Kintamani dogs are friendly, loving, playful, and alert. However, its innate, independent side makes it aggressive to strangers and other pets, especially if it feels that its territory is intruded upon.
  • With early socialization and training, Kintamani makes a perfect house dog. It gets along well with its masters, especially children.
  • It loves to please its master and display a great sense of loyalty, making it a perfect family pet. 

Health and Care

Caring for Kintamani dogs focuses more on their nutrition. Feed them with nutrient-dense food such as cereals, dairy products, meat, and vegetables.

In addition, ensure adequate water and regular vet care to detect any health issues and address them right away. 

Common Health Problems

  • Musculoskeletal-related problems
  • Rabies 


  • Brush the coat regularly to reduce shedding and prevent matting.
  • Bathing can be done a few times a year, but make sure to bathe only when needed. Before bathing, thoroughly but gently remove the mats.
  • Ears and nails must be kept clean at all times. Ear cleaning must be done weekly to prevent ear infections. Overgrown nails must be clipped as they can cause pain and discomfort to your dogs when walking.
  • During changing of the season, Kintamani dogs tend to shed a lot, so brushing must be done daily. 


Kintamani is an intelligent dog making it easy to train. In addition, the dog’s lively and active personality is added to the ease of training. 

  • Training must be done at a young age.
  • Train Kintamani puppy to sit, drink water, stand still, and pee and poop in the right place. 
  • During training, positive reinforcement must be applied, such as praise and giving treats.
  • Aggression can be reduced significantly through proper training, such as teaching basic commands like stop, quiet, and settle. 
  • The playful and active nature of Kintamani dogs may sometimes make training a bit challenging as they can easily get distracted. Therefore, you have to persevere and be patient when training your dog. 

Q. What is Kintamani breed price in India?

A. A Kintamani puppy’s price is unknown in India, but can range over Rs. 30,000 through export options. 

Q. What is Kintamani breed price in USA, UK, and Canada?

A. A Kintamani will cost around $200 (USD, $) in the USA, with price unknown in the UK and Canada

Q. Are Kintamanis good family dogs?

A. WhileKinatmanis are territorial and can be get aggressive with other dogs, they make a great family companion dogs because they are loyal, caring and good-natured

Q. What is the average life of a Kintamani?

A. The average lifespan of a Kintamani is around 10-14 years.

Q. Do Kinatmanis require regular exercise?

A. Yes, Kintamanis are active dogs and like to exercise and play with their owners regularly. Lack of regular exercise can make them restless.

Q. Do Kintamanis shed a lot?

A. Kintamanis shed a moderate amount and you need to brush them regularly in order to keep the shedding in check. 

Q. What is the average height of Kintamanis?

A. Male Kintamanis can grow up to a height of 18-21 inches (1.5 – 1.75 Feet), whereas female Kintamanis have an average height of 16 to 20 inches (1.3 – 1.6 Feet).

Q. Are kintamanis easy to train?

A. Yes, KIntamani is an intelligent dog breed and hence, quite easy to train. If you start training these dogs when they are young, the training process will be much easier