Bob the Tangkhul Hui at 15 months old—"Bob is Owned by Mr.Romen Sabungbam from Manipur, India. He is a very obedient , energetic and intelligent dog. He is tolerant of family members, loves to please them, but aloof to strangers. He is a very good guard dog and hunter as well."—Courtesy of Ajit Roy
The short double coat is always solid black or black with some white on the muzzle, legs and underparts. Dogs with the white color on the underparts and legs are usually bigger in size than solid black dogs. The almond-shaped eyes are a dark yellow color. Ears are erect in a right - left direction in around 45 degrees and are sometimes cropped. The tail is medium in length in a flying position and is sometimes docked.
The Tangkhul Hui is a very intelligent and obedient yet fierce dog. This breed learns very quick and is friendly to family members, but aloof to strangers.
Height: Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Weight: Male: 62-71 pounds (28-32 kg) Female: 55-62 pounds (25-28 kg)
The Tangkhul Hui is a very healthy and hardy breed, with little health problems.
Can live in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised.
The Tangkhul Hui needs to be walked daily.
About 12 to 15 years
About 6 to 8 puppies
The Tangkhul Hui is a spitz type dog. The coat comes in short to medium in length. This breed is a moderate shedder. The longer coat should be brushed twice a week.
The Tangkhul Hui is a hunting dog found in the Urkhul District of Manipur state of India. It is a very rare dog breed which evolved centuries ago, perhaps with amalgamation of Mayanmaar dog breeds around the Indo-Burma border. It specializes in hunting wild boar and other wild animals in n around the jungle areas. It is a folklore saying that the dogs have evolved from an Asiatic black bear. The dog's muzzle has little resemblance to an Asiatic black bear. The Tangkhul Hui is in an endangered state, but many villages of Urkhul disrict have come together to save this rare breed.
Hunting and guarding
Bob the Tangkhul Hui as a puppy at about 6 months old with his owner Romen Sabungbam's son—Courtesy of Ajit Roy
Bob the Tangkhul Hui as a puppy at 3 1/5 months old—Courtesy of Ajit Roy
Bob the Tangkhul Hui at 9 months old with his owner Mr. Romen Saburgbam—Courtesy of Ajit Roy
A pack of Tangkhul Hui dogs—Courtesy of Ajit Roy
A litter of Tangkhul Hui puppies—Courtesy of Ajit Roy