Bully Kutta Indian Dog Breed overview

Bully Kutta Overview

Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta Information

NameBully Kutta
Other NamePakistani Mastiff, Sindhi Mastiff, Bully
OriginPakistan, India
Build TypeLarge
Life Cycle10-13 years
CharacterIntelligent, Aggressive, Loyal, Protective, Alert
HeightMale:29-38 inches
Female: 28-35 inches
WeightMale: 120-200 pounds
Female: 120-200 pounds
ColorWhite, Black, Red, Brindle, Fawn, Harlequin, Two-colored
Average price500 US$


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Pakistani Mastiff or locally called Bully Kutta is found in Sindh and Punjab regions of Pakistan and India. This dog is commonly used as watchdog and guard. The dog is docile but attentive and inquisitive to strangers thus forms a perfect guardian to its owner, family and property alike. The breed is smart and easy to housetrain, they prove sociable and adaptable in multi-pet houses but notably aggressive to other dogs. Due to this aggression, these dogs are widely used in dog fights. The temperament could vary with age and level of socialization training.

Long legged but sturdy breed is square-dimensioned, in right proportion of strength, speed and agility. Predominantly, its coat is available in white color but short in length, however, can be brindle, brown, black and fawn. Various combinations in two colors can also be found. This large breed is smartly built with strong bones, flexible muscles and stretchy skin especially near jaws and neck. Lion-like gait is tremendously graceful and astonishing.

This breed is common in Pakistan, also found in India but is rare, the breed is assumed to be descended from extinct breed of Alaunt that originated from Sindh and Punjab areas. Some also suggests the breed is a result of cross between local mastiffs to bulldogs brought in subcontinent by British soldiers. The name ‘Bully’ is derived from English world Bull, possibly due to its resembling to Bulldog but more convincing, it is derived from local language word ‘Bohli’ which means heavy physique and the word ‘Kutta’ means ‘dog’ in south Asian languages. Besides guardian and watchdog, the breed excels in family companion and dog fight competitions.


Bully Kutta is powerful, high energy dog. Extremely dominating and territorial this breed is high intelligent too. Well known as ‘Beast from the East’, this Pakistani Mastiff bears bulldog appearance. Well mannered and sensible inside the family, they treat children with tenderness and afford other pets, however possess great aggression to other dogs. This trait of violence is cashed widely in native areas in dog fights. Curious mind, alert posture and vigilant around family, they not only bark to warn for any unauthorized approach but can controvert the situations their own also, they prove best watchdogs and guards.

Although puppies are well responsive and easy in socialization training, yet demanding and patience worthy; they are not advised for non-experienced or first time dog owners. The intelligence and confidence has contributed in its willful and self-sufficient personality. High energy demands high exercises, the breed is not said to be a lively and active rather calm and tranquil therefore, participates less in exercise activities but, the dogs from dog fight line are extremely active.

Amiable companion, Bully dogs possess human like temperament, 

they show displeasure with growling eventually biting when disagreed with. They tend to be the pack leader, but owner should dominate over dog to exercise controlling authority. Socializing should begin from puppyhood, introduce other pets to Bully to retain harmony in house environment.

Owner Should Know

  1. Bully puppies tend to escape the house to wander, keep in leash or in fenced yard, they tend to migrate and adopt new life in new areas.
  2. Accompany the dog in walks to satisfy him, this would stimulate his instinct of migration as well.
  3. Pakistani mastiffs are extremely aggressive to other dogs, same goes true for strangers; they are graded as perfect guardian. Avoid keeping other dogs and cats as pets at home.
  4. Early socialization is the key to bring some moderateness in aggression. Familiarization to other pets will help in building peaceful environment in house.
  5. The breed is easily available in Pakistan however rare in India as in the rest part of the world.
  6. Seek for reputed breeders and suppliers to get well-tempered puppies, ensure puppies are clinically checked and are disease free.

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