Pakistani Mastiff (pronounced as US: pɑ-kI’stɑ-nI MAS-tif) is one of the powerful dogs of the Mastiff breed. It is tagged as the “beast from the east.”
Aside from being strong, it is also smart and noble, a dominant breed only suitable for experienced fur parents. It is not recommended for the first-time dog owner, as handling it can be quite difficult.
However, proper training, care, and guidance make a perfect watchdog and a family pet.
|Other names||Pakistani Bully Kutta, Bully Kutta, Sindh Mastiff, Bully Cutha|
|Height||32 to 40 inches (2.5 – 3.3 Feet)|
|Weight||150 to 170 pounds (68 Kgs – 77 Kgs)|
|Life expectancy||8 to 10 years|
|Litter Size||2-6 puppies|
|Grooming||Once in a Week|
|Personality||Noble and reserved|
|Color||Black, White, Red, Fawn|
|Temperament||Protective, Aggressive, Docile|
History of Pakistani Mastiff
The origin of Pakistani Mastiff is quite difficult to establish as many theories surround it. It is believed that Pakistani Mastiff already existed in the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan and was used for guarding and hunting.
Britain conquered Indo-Pakistan, and the British soldiers brought their dogs, such as bull terrier and mastiff-type dogs.
They were bred with Indo-Pakistan’s local breed, and the resulting combination is unique from the rest. Another theory is that Pakistani Mastiff originated in Sindh’s desert areas, and so it is also called Sindh Mastiff.
If translated in Punjabi or Urdu words, Sindh Mastiff means “heavily wrinkled dog.”
Temperament and Behavior
Pakistani Mastiff is known as the “beast from the east” because of its strong personality and intimidating looks.
It is extremely dominant that only an experienced dog owner can handle it well. When trained properly, it becomes protective of its master. It is a perfect companion for an experienced dog owner. In fact, it is suitable for kids because of its playful and loving nature.
It needs an experienced dog owner to unleash this giant’s soft side. If you are a Pakistani mastiff owner, you need to have the natural air of authority so the dog will treat you as its master and not the other way around.
Q: What is the bite force of Pakistani Mastiff ?
A: Above 350 PSI (they are one of the powerful and largest breed of dogs with strong bite force.
Health and Care
Pakistani Mastiff requires ongoing care and attention to keep its health top shape. It is a must to ensure that vaccines are up-to-date to prevent certain health conditions.
Deworming should be done regularly. Routine vet care is a must too. It helps health conditions early, so it is easier to treat rather than treat a disease in its advanced stage.
Common Health Problems
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Blindness (later stage of life)
Pakistani Mastiff has a short coat making it easy to groom. It takes to brush or comb the fur using a firm bristle brush. Bathing on a weekly basis is not a must, but bathe only when needed.
Grooming is minimal as Pakistani Mastiff is an average shedder. It may also require seasonal flea treatment. Eyes and ears should be cleaned regularly to avoid infection.
Pakistani Mastiff is a smart dog making training easy and effortless. However, it requires an experienced dog handler to train Pakistani Mastiff properly. It starts with some basic commands like sit, stay, and come.
Q. What is Pakistani mastiff breed price in India?
A. Buying a Pakistani mastiff breed can cost you around Rs.60000 in India.
Q. What is Pakistani mastiff price in USA, UK, and Canada?
A. Pakistani mastiff is a rare breed, and hence can be expensive. It costs around $1000-$2000 (USD, $) in the USA, CAN $2000 (CAD, Can$) upwards in Canada and around 300 pounds (GBP, £) in the UK.
Q. Are Pakistani mastiffs’ good family dogs?
A. These dogs are very dominant and aggressive, but if trained properly they can turn into family companion dogs.
Q. What is the average weight of a Pakistani mastiff?
A. A male Pakistani mastiff usually weighs around 150-170lbs (68 Kgs – 77 Kgs), whereas a female Pakistani mastiff weighs around 130-145lbs (59 Kgs – 66 Kgs)
Q. What is the average height of a Pakistani mastiff?
A. A male Pakistani mastiff grows around 30-44 inches (2.5 – 3.6 Feet) generally, and a female Pakistani mastiff can grow from 28-35 inches (2.3 – 2.9 Feet).
Q. Do Pakistani mastiffs shed a lot?
A. No. Pakistani mastiffs have short, soft coats that require normal amount of brushing to control the shedding.
Q. What are the usual temperament of Pakistani mastiffs?
A. Pakistani mastiffs are quite clever dogs that are known to be loyal, docile and aggressive.
Q. Are Pakistani mastiffs easy to train?
A. Yes, Pakistani mastiffs are easy to train and learn cues and commands pretty quickly.