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Pakistani Mastiff

Information and Pictures

Front side view from down low looking straight at the dog - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in a dirt patch surrounded by grass with a sidewalk behind it. It is looking to the left. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. It has extra skin around its mouth and neck.

Karat the Bully Kutta at 4 years old—"This is a purebred Pakistani Bully Kutta which I have went to Pakistan myself to bring back to North America. My Bully Kuttas are the best quality specimens."

Other Names

Bully Kutta

Pakistani Bully Kutta

Bohli Kutta

Bully Cutha

Pakistani Mastiff

Sindh Mastiff

PBK

Types

There are various types of Bully Kutta from region to region. Some of the well-known types are:

  1. Ancient Type Bully Kutta
  2. Aseel Bully Kutta
  3. Mastiff Type Bully Kutta
  4. Nagi Bully Kutta
  5. Modern Bully Kutta
Pronunciation

pɑ-kI'stɑ-nI MAS-tif

Description

The skin of the is loose and thin but tough. This is a distinctive characteristic of the breed. The skin around the lower jaw and neck is loose. They have a deep brisket. One of the most important characteristics is the very muscular, thick bones. They have broad, wide jaws. The back is long with the tail tapering to a fine point. Their gait resembles that of a lion. The Pakistani Bully Kutta has a short, smooth coat that is usually white in color, however fawn, black and harlequin colors are also found.

Temperament

The is a powerful Mastiff. They are also known as the "Beast From The East." They are a very intelligent and noble breed. This is an extremely dominant dog and is only recommended for experienced dog owners. They can be very difficult to handle if placed with the wrong owner. Pakistani Bully Kuttas are very trainable. They are loyal and protective of their master and property. With proper exercise, leadership, socialization and training, the Pakistani Bully Kutta can make an amenable companion for responsible and knowledgeable owners. Well raised Bully Kuttas are good with kids, very loving and playful. In their homeland they are mostly used for protection and guarding purposes, but are sometimes unfortunately used for dog fighting, and raised to be aggressive toward other dogs, aloof, not tolerating strangers. This Mastiff will not listen if it senses that it is stronger minded than its owner. Owners need to possess a natural air of authority to their demeanor. The objective in training this dog is to achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader; lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success. When owners make it absolutely clear they are alpha over the dog in a calm, but very firm manner, and the dog is well exercised, trained and socialized they can be very good family companions.

Height, Weight

Height: 32 - 40 inches (81 - 101 cm) (slightly less for females)
Weight: 150 - 170 pounds (68 - 77 kg) Some dogs can be over 200 pounds. One dog is known to have grown to 230 pounds.

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

This breed will do best with more space where they can meet daily challenges. However, with enough exercise they can adapt to any type of environment.

Exercise

Bully Kuttas need to be taken on daily walks to satisfy their migration instinct. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

Life Expectancy

About 8 to 10 years.

Grooming

The short coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

There are many theories about the origin of this breed. According to the most logical theory there was already a Mastiff breed present in sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan which was used for hunting, guarding and many other purposes. When Britain conquered the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan, the British soldiers brought their Mastiff type dogs, Bull Terriers and other breeds along with them. These dogs were crossed with the local breed. And that’s why there are different types of Bully Kuttas (Pakistani Mastiffs). There is a theory that this breed was originated in the desert areas of Sindh. That's why it is also called a "Sindh Mastiff." They are a Molosser type dog from Pakistan and are largely found in that region. The word "Bully" comes from the root word of Punjabi (a language spoken by inhabitants of the historical Province of Punjab of Pakistan) "Bohli" which is pronounced as "Boo-Lee" means "heavily wrinkled." And Kutta is a word of Punjabi or Urdu language which means "dog." Thus, Bully Kutta means "heavily wrinkled dog."

Group

Mastiff

Recognition

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Front view - A crop-eared, white with grey Pakistani Mastiff puppy is sitting in dirt next to a large rock and it is looking forward. Its nose is pink with black around the edges.

Boozer the Bully Kutta puppy at 4 months old from India—"Boozer is a Tiger line puppy."

Left Profile - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on a concrete surface in front of a blue tarp. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Karat the Bully Kutta at 4 years old—"This is a purebred Pakistani Bully Kutta which I have went to Pakistan myself to bring back to North America. My Bully Kuttas are the best quality specimens."

Front side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on a stone porch and it is looking forward. There is a blue tarp next to it and a brick house behind it. The dog has brown ticking on the skin of its white areas.

Tyrant the Bully Kutta at 3 years old—"This is a purebred Pakistani Bully Kutta which I have went to Pakistan myself to bring back to North America. My Bully Kuttas are the best quality specimens."

Front side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on a large  rock looking to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. Behind it is a small body of water.

Tyrant the Bully Kutta at 3 years old—"This is a purebred Pakistani Bully Kutta which I have went to Pakistan myself to bring back to North America. My Bully Kuttas are the best quality specimens."

Front side view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is chained up in a field standing in the shade on dirt and wood chips looking to the left.

Cheetah the Pakistani Mastiff from Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on dirt and wood chips barking and pulling forward on its chain. Its teeth are showing.

Cheetah the Pakistani Mastiff from Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

Front side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on a concrete surface and it is looking forward. There are two cows laying down behind it.

Name: Billo
Breed: Pakistani Bully Kutta Pakistani Mastiff)
Height: 32 inches approx.
Owner: Chauhdry Sultan Chattha.

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old with the cattle. She is my Mamu (Uncle's) PBK. She is very, very loving and beautiful. She has good height and weight. A very good example of a Pakistani Bully Kutta. The best thing is that she loves to play and loves everyone, but at the same time she is very, very alert and protective. She is very obedient. Her puppy is gonna be my first Bully Kutta INSHALLAH."

A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on a concrete surface and walking up to a person in gold pants and blue sandals and sniffing them.

" (female) living in Pakistan. She is 2 years old. Her name is Billo."

A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt and behind it is a line of laying and standing cattle.

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old with the cattle"

Side view - a brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is laying down in dirt looking to the right. Its mouth is open and its tongue is slightly open. There is a brick walkway behind it.

"Billo the (female), at 2 years old, living in Pakistan"

Front side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is laying in dirt and it is looking up and to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a brick ground surface behind it.

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old"

Front side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is laying in dirt and it is looking up and to the left. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a brick ground surface behind it

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old"

The back of a brown and white Pakistani Mastiff walking to the line of cattle. Its mouth is open and its head is down.

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old with the cattle"

Side view - A brown and white Pakistani Mastiff is laying in a mound of cattle dung and it is looking to the right. Its mouth is slightly open and its eyes are closed.

"Billo the (female) at 2 years old"

Right Profile - A brown Pakistani Mastiff is connected to a chain standing in rubble  looking to the right.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Side view - A brown Pakistani Mastiff is on a chain standing on top of trash looking to the right.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Close up head shot - A brown Pakistani Mastiff is standing on top of a bunch of trash looking to the left

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Front view - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt with trash all over it and it is looking to the left. The dog is on a chain.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt and there is trash all over the ground. It is looking to the right.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Front view - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt and there is trash all over the ground.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Front view - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in dirt and there is trash all over the ground. There is a man in white pants a brown shirt and blak flip flops standing over top of it.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in dirt and there is trash all over the ground. There is a man in white pants and a brown shaw standing over top of it. It is looking to the left.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

Front view - A brown with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt and there is trash all over the ground. There is a man in white pants and a brown shaw standing over top of it. The dog is looking to the right.

Rocket the Pakistani Bully Kutta at 17 months old, owned by Mr. Kahlon from Dar-ul-Ahsaan (Salar-Wala), Punjab, Pakistan

The backside of a brown with white Pakistani Mastiff dog standing in dirt that is covered in hay looking back at the camera. There are cattle laying on the ground in front of it.

Pakistani Bully Kutta at about 4 years old, owned by Usama Bajwa from Paharang Village, Near Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Left Profile - A crop-eared, red with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is tied to a stake standing in dirt that is covered in hay and it is looking left. There is a herd of cattle tied to posts laying down behind it.

Pakistani Bully Kutta at about 4 years old, owned by Usama Bajwa from Paharang Village, Near Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Left Profile - A crop-eared, red with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is tied to a stake standing in dirt that is covered in hay looking forward. Behind it is another smaller white with black dog and a herd of cattle who are also tied up. The cattle are all laying down.

Pakistani Bully Kutta at about 4 years old, owned by Usama Bajwa from Paharang Village, Near Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

A crop-eared, red with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in dirt that is covered in hay looking forward. It is barking. There is cattle behind it and a small red clay bowl. The dog and the cattle are tied to stakes.

Pakistani Bully Kutta at about 4 years old, owned by Usama Bajwa from Paharang Village, Near Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Front view - A red with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in hay looking forward. Its head is up and there is a red clay bowl behind it.

Pakistani Bully Kutta at about 4 years old, owned by Usama Bajwa from Paharang Village, Near Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Front side view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing on dirt in the shade of the wagon next to it. It is licking its nose.

Moti the Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) puppy at 7 months old, living in Pakistan—his name means "pearl."

Front side view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on dirt and under the shade of a flat bed wagon. It is panting.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

Front side view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing next to a wagon wheel barking.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing on dirt and next to a wooden wagon. It is barking.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt and under the tire well of a wagon to get into the shade. Its mouth is open and its back right paw is in the air.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing on dirt next to a wooden flat-bed trailer and it is looking forward. its mouth is open and tongue is out.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

Front view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in dirt in the shadow of a wooden flat-bed trailer. Its head is down and it is looking forward. Its mouth is open and tongue is out.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

Front side view - A brown brindle with white Pakistani Mastiff is standing in shade and its head is level with its body. its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Moti the Bully Kutta puppy (Pakistani Mastiff) at 7 months old, living in Pakistan

A white with brown Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in a field with a red and black lai around its neck. There is a lot of people behind it. There is a green rope attached to the dog that three people are holding on to.

This is a purebred Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) at 3 years old, living in Pakistan.

Close up front view - A white with tan Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing on a pile of hay in front of green bushes.

Purebred as a 7-month-old puppy, living in Pakistan

Left Profile - A white with tan Pakistani Mastiff dog is standing in dirt and it is looking forward. Its teets are hanging down from having a litter of puppies. There is a brick wall and a motorcycle behind it.

"Female Pakistan Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff), living in Pakistan—her sub-breed is Aseel Bully Kutta. She is 4 years old."