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Indian Mastiff is a majestic and powerful breed with a rich history and remarkable qualities. This breed standard outlines the key physical and temperament characteristics that define the native breed.

Renowned for its intelligence, loyalty, and protective nature, the Indian Mastiff excels as a devoted companion and guardian.

  • Intelligence: Highly intelligent and trainable, displaying keen problem-solving abilities.

  • Loyalty: Devoted to its human family, forming strong bonds and demonstrating unwavering loyalty.

  • Protectiveness: Natural protector, exhibiting a watchful and vigilant disposition.

  • Good with Kids: Gentle and affectionate with children, showcasing its gentle and caring side.

Indian Mastiff boasts a commanding presence, characterized by robust build, impressive stature & dignified demeanor. With harmonious blend of strength and grace, this breed embodies the essence of a noble protector.




  • Males: 28 to 34 inches 

  • Females: 26 to 32 inches 


  • Males: 60 to 90 kg 

  • Females: 40 to 70 kg 

Coat and Skin

  • Coat: Short, dense, and weather-resistant, providing protection in various climates.

  • Skin: Thick and wrinkled, enhancing its resilience and fortitude.

  • Colors: White, Black, Brown, Brindle


  • Eyes: Almond-shaped, conveying an alert and vigilant expression.

  • Ears: Medium-sized, folded, and carried close to the head.

  • Muzzle: Strong and deep, exhibiting a balanced proportion to the skull.

  • Skull: Broad and well-muscled, showcasing the breed's power.


  • Chest: Broad, well-muscled, strong forefront.

  • Back: Wide, strong, and muscular, with the highest part of the shoulder blade slightly rising above the strong, level back.

  • Body Depth: The depth of the ribcage is equal to half the total height of the dog.

  • Tail: Long, in harmony with the rest of the body, adding to the breed's balanced and majestic appearance.

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