Pakistani Vikhan Dog

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Breed Attributes

General

Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , ,

Physical

Size: Large     Weight: unknown     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & Brown, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details

General

The Pakistani Vikhan Dog is also known as Vikhan Sheepdog, Chitral Watchdog or simply Vikhan. It comes from Chitral region of Pakistan. This dog is used as livestock herding and protection dog. For its speed, agility and fierce temperament, this dog is also used as an able Leopard hunter.

This large molosser type dog stands around 26 inches with a lean body that is built for speed rather than strength. The rich coat comes in solid shades of black, brown, red and fawn, but multi-coloured and spotted dogs are quite common.

This is a relatively unknown dog breed and very little information is available for this dog. It is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

Color

The Vikhan Dog comes in different colours which include solid shades of black, brown, red and fawn. Multi-coloured and spotted Vikhan dogs are common too.

Coat

The coat is short.

Personality

The Vikhan Dog is a large, lean and muscular dog that possesses fierce temperament and great intelligence. It is, however, very territorial and aggressive, needing careful socialization from an early age. Related to other Molossers of the region, the Vikhan is often described as a "giant Rough Collie", due to its profuse coat, which is used as a wool substitute in Pakistan.

Care

unknown

Training

unknwon

Activity

As a working breed, it can be assumed that this dog will need high levels of activities due to its working nature. It should be provided large open spaces to play and run freely.

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