15 Most Popular Foreign Dog Breeds in India

In the recent time of years many foreign dog breeds have been brought to India and today most of the dog breeds you spot in India are mostly Non Indian Dog Breeds. The most famous dog breeds in India is Palmolein and Mastiff. Mastiff dog breed is a massive dog breed and famous with different names and location such as Bullmastiff, Korean Mastiff, Kumaon Mastiff,South African Mastiff,English Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff.

Other well famous non Indian dog breeds are Border Terrier, Border Collie,Miniature Schnauzer,Afghan Hound,Mountain dog, Akita, Boerboel, Affenpinscher, German Pinscher,Italian Greyhound, Portuguese Water Dog, English Cocker Spaniel, Newfoundland and Alaskan Malamute.

Best Indian Dog Breeds and Dogs Breeds for Apartment Living

German Shepherd


German Shepherd is a medium to large sized Shepherd dog and one of the highly preferred dog breed for Indian climate. The German Shepherd dogs are well famous for their trainability,strength and intelligence.



Labrador also known as Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breed in India. They are a medium large breed dog and mostly registered in three colours solid black,cream and dark brown.

Great Dane


Great Dane is the largest German breed of domestic dog and one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. They are also known as gentle giant and very loving animal recommended for families.



Bulldog is a muscular medium sized dog and an excellent family pet. The Bulldog breed are naturally short and one of the most popular purebreed in America and United Kingdom.



The Pug is the most popular breed of dog and known for being sociable and gentle. Pug is one of Vodafone’s most popular mascots and known as Vodafone pug dog.



Beagles dog are small sized scent hound,primarily developed for hunting hare in Great Britain. The Beagles are looks much like foxhound and has one of the best developed senses of smell of any dog in the world. Image source: Vetstreet



Dachshunds are short legged,long bodied dog breed and one of the most popular apartment dogs in India. They are very popular and listed as most famous top 10 dog breeds in the United States and Great Britain.



Boxer dog breeds have very strong jaws and a powerful bite, developed in Germany hence also called as German Boxer. The Boxer breed of dogs are seventh most popular breed of dog in the United States.

Saint Bernard


St. Bernard are very large working dog breed, originally found in Switzerland and Italy. The Saint Bernard are usually brown and well famous for its enormous size.



Doberman Pinscher are the most dangerous security dog breed and known for an extremely strong bite. Doberman dog do have a natural tail and ears but most of the Doberman dogs have ears cropped and dock tails.



Rottweiler breed of dogs are domestic German dog used as search and rescue dogs. The breed are black coated with rich tan markings and has powerful appearance.

Pit Bull


Pit Bull type of dogs are found in North America and the breeds were developed as fighting dogs. The Pit bull breeds were popular in the news for attacking human and now become famous for their roles as police dogs and celebrity pets.



Dalmatian breed of dogs are popular family pet and noted for unique black spot. The Dalmatian are large and muscular dog breed and were used as carriage dogs, war dog and for guarding.

Golden Retriever


Golden Retriever dog breed is perfect family dog, used during the hunting and shooting of waterfowl. The breed is one of the most popular family dog in India.

Tibetan Mastiff – Most Massive Dog

Tibetan Mastiff is the most famous and a massive dog from Mastiff dog breed. The Tibetan Mastiff dogs are intelligent and trained to protect the local tribes sheep from wolves, leopards and bears.

More Foreign Dog Breeds in India

Other most famous foreign dog breeds in India also include Rhodesian Ridgeback from South Africa, Border Collie from United Kingdom, Anatolian Shepherd from Turkey, Dogue de Bordeaux from France and Bernese Mountain Dog.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback dog breed from South Africa is also known as African lion dog, known for their loyalty and intelligence.

Border Collie


Border Collie is the herding dog breed and the most intelligent dog breed in the world, employed for herding livestock and sheep.

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