Pakistani Mastiff

The Pakistani Mastiff, also known as the Pakistani Bully Kutta, has its root in the Indian Sub-Continent. As it is most often found in Pakistan, it is more commonly known as the Pakistani Mastiff. The naming comes from the word Bully is taken from Sindhi and Urdu word 'Bohli' which means 'heavily wrinkled' and word 'Kutta' means 'dog'. So the literal meaning of Bully Kutta is heavily wrinkled dog. The dog is largely found in rural areas of Pakistan where it is primarily used in dog fights. It is also used as guard dog and is a symbol of wealthy people. The dog has an ancient heritage which goes centuries back. The Bully Kutta originated in and around the Thar Desert of Sindh. The breed was used mostly for hunting large game such as bears and wild boars during the Mughal Empire. This practice eventually declined with the sudden change in the hunting techniques of Royal families who instead started to use Asiatic Cheetahs. Consequently, this changed the Bully Kutta?s job back to guarding and, more recently, dog fighting.

The Bully Kutta has a short smooth coat that is usually predominantly white in color. However fawn, black, harlequin, red and brindle markings are seen as well. The muzzle is black and the skin around the neck and mouth is loose. The brisket is deep and the limbs are very well muscled. The back is extended with the tail tapering to a fine point. The ears are set high on the large skull and pricked. It has a long and graceful stride. The males vary from 32 to 42 inches and the females vary from 28 to 36 inches tall. They usually weigh 150 to 170 and few bullys have been known to reach over 200 pounds. They are very muscular and thick boned.

This large dog is NOT recognized by AKC.

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