The Bakharwal dog is an ancient working breed of dog found across the Pir Panjal Range of India, where it has been bred for many centuries by the Bakarwal and Gujjar nomadic tribes, as a livestock guardian dog and settlement protector. The Bakharwal Dog is used by the Indian Police Service to capture militants across the country.A recent study says that this breed is on the verge of extinction and Bakerwal community has appealed to include this animal in the endangered species category. Of late, there were many cases when this mountain breed of dog contracted rabies or was shot by separatist militants.It has more hair on its ears, neck, has a sturdy back, bushy tail and prefers colder climates.
Also known as
This breed is also called Bakarwal Dog, Bakarwal Mastiff, Bakarwali Shepherd Dog, Bakharwal, Gujjar, Gujjar Watchdog, Indian Bakharwal Dog, Kashmir Mastiff, Kashmir Sheepdog, Kashmiri Bakharwal Dog, Kashmiri Mastiff as well as Kashmiri Sheepdog.
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