23 Best Dog Breeds in India-Price, Lifespan, and More

Hey, If you are reading this post, probably you are interested in a pet dog in your family and looking for suggestions on suitable dog breeds for you.

Dogs are awesome. They fill your life with love, loyalty, fur, and plenty of reasons to smile. They’ll greet you like you’ve been gone forever when you only went out for a five-minute trip to the store. They keep your bed warm for you when it gets cold at night. Dogs will watch TV with you without hogging the remote. Dogs find the greatest joy in even the simplest of things, like a ride in the car.

Dogs are the best because, unlike people, they love you unconditionally. Owning a dog may even protect you from the risks of heart disease.

21 Best Dog Breeds in India
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Finding a suitable dog depends on a lot of factors, including the size of your house, children in your family, your job and how much time you can devote to your pet, your budget and the cost of dog products, which vary from breed to breed. Hence, people often scratch their heads while choosing the perfect breed of dog.

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Best dog breeds in India

I have written this post about the best dog breeds in India. Take your time, read the whole post carefully, follow the links I have put in here, and then decide which breed of dog you should adopt. Also, feel free to share this article with anyone you know who is interested in dogs.

Here is a list of the 21 best dog breeds in India that would fit awesome within your family.

Labrador Retriever

Perhaps the most famous breed among all pet dogs in India, Labradors are very active and outgoing in nature. They are very social and friendly with humans and other neighbourhood dogs.

A Labrador

Read more about Labrador dogs.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are very popular, loving and are very obedient. One of the most intelligent breeds of dogs, golden retrievers can be trained well and excel in competitions. They are very good watchdogs. They are sturdy, good looking, medium-sized dogs. They have water-resistant fur, dense with straight or wavy outer coats requiring regular grooming. They come in cream and rich golden colours.

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Golden retriever
  • Golden retriever dog lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Golden retriever dog price in India: Rs. 20000-30000


The Cocker Spaniel is a beloved companion dog breed, though they remain a capable bird dog at heart. A beautiful and cheerful breed that also makes them a treat to have in the family.

They are happiest when they’re pleasing you, they’re as happy to snuggle on the couch with their favourite people as to run in the garden with the kids. Apartment or large home with a backyard, the Cocker Spaniel is a highly trainable and adaptable addition to the family.

A spaniel dog
  • Spaniel dog lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Spaniel dog price in India: Rs. 30000-40000


One of the best family-friendly dogs and my personal favourite, Pugs are best for you if your house is relatively small, such as apartments. They are very easy to maintain. They don’t need a daily bath, and their hair shedding is very low. Only weekly nail-cutting is enough for them. Pugs come in colours like Black, Fawn, Apricot and Silver Fawn.

A pug
  • Pug lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Pug dog price in India: Rs. 5000-15000

German Shepherds (alsatians)

One of the most loyal, courageous and intelligent breeds of dogs, german shepherds, also known as Alsatian or wolf dogs, can even risk their lives for their owners, making them the best domestic guard dogs in the whole world. Being an active and agile breed, the German Shepherd would need a sufficient amount of physical activity daily.

A German Shepherd
  • German shepherd dog lifespan: 9-12 years
  • German shepherd dog price in India: Rs. 50000-70000

Rajapalayam dog

This is one of the few Indian bred pedigree dogs that has been developed in the country and is almost on the verge of extinction now; there are just a few areas of Tamil Nadu that have the presence of this breed. In recent times there have been a lot of efforts that are being made to encourage breeding and popularize them in the country.

Rajapalayam dog
A Rajapalayam dog
  • Rajapalayam dog lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Rajapalayam dog price in India: Rs. 9000-15000

Great Dane

A very obedient guard dog that can be trained easily because of their intelligence, great Danes are often called Apollo of dogs. It is very friendly, loves children, people and other dogs. It is available in black, blue, fawn, mantle, harlequin and brindle colours.

A Great Dane
  • Great Dane dog lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Great Dane dog price in India: Rs. 5000-15000

Learn more about Great Danes here.

Pocket dogs or teacup dogs

Teacup dogs are extremely popular pets because these micro dogs look like puppies forever. However, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Ethics come into question with these dogs since, in most cases, they are the runts or weakest of their litter and then are usually bred with other smaller or weaker dogs.

A Pocket dog
  • Pocket dogs or teacup dogs lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Pocket dogs or teacup dogs price in India: Rs. 3000 and go up to Rs. 75,000 based on several factors

Rottweiler dog

A very strong breed of dogs, rottweiler dogs are very loyal to their owners and makes a very family-friendly dog. But their behaviour can be a little problematic and hence should be trained from childhood. They need more care, mainly because of their hair shedding.

A Rottweiler
  • Rottweiler dog lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Rottweiler dog price in India: Rs. 15000-30000
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The most energetic breed of dog in a small body, Dachshunds are famous for their loud barking and frightening your visitors. But they are very harmless. They come in two sizes-big and small. They have a relatively long lifetime (~15 years).

A dachshund dog
  • Dachshund dog lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Dachshund dog price in India: Rs. 10000-15000

Boxer Dog

Boxer dogs are reputable as a children-friendly breed of dogs. Inherently patient, sporty, intelligent, quiet and very helpful for blind people. It can be found in brindle, fawn and white colours.

  • Boxer dog lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Boxer dog price in India: Rs. 15000-30000

More information about Boxer dogs is available here.

Indian Pariah Dog

The Indian pariah dog was one of the first dogs to be domesticated by human beings. It is easy to train and is often used as a police dog or guard dog.



Dalmatian breed of dog has so many abilities like hunting, firehouse dog and as an entertainer in a circus. A very charming, sleek and athletic, it can change its behaviour within a second if the owner signals.

  • Dalmatian dog lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Dalmatian dog price in India: Above Rs. 70000.

Beagle dog

One of the top 3 most popular dog breeds in India, Beagles are extremely smart and friendly dogs. It is also considered one of the cutest dogs ever. But, perhaps they are more known as sniffer dogs who work at airports. In combination with black and tan or brown, beagle dogs come in tricolour or white in combination with black & tan/brown or brown/tan. It has a short-haired, hard coat of medium length.

  • Beagle dog lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Beagle dog price in India: Rs. 15000-30000

Doberman dog

Dobermans are a very agile, fast and intelligent breed. They can be very social and friendly if they are trained properly.

  • Doberman lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Doberman price in India: Rs. 20000-30000

Pomeranian dog

Active and playful, Pomeranians are the best companion for kids. Because of their active nature, they are used as watchdogs too.

  • Pomeranian dog lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Pomeranian dog price in India: Rs. 20000-50000

Indian Spitz

One of the most intelligent dog breeds in India, Spitz are very attractive and make an ideal pet for Indian families. This breed of dog is almost always confused with the Pomeranian dog breed.

  • Indian Spitz lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Indian Spitz price in India: Rs. 5000-15000

Husky dog

Alert: Huskies can’t handle hot weather like Jaipur, Chennai and Delhi because they have a thick coat that helps them to keep warm in cold weather.

So keep this dog if you live in a cold place such as Shimla, Manali, Darjeeling etc.

Husky is a very friendly and active temperament dog.

  • Husky dog lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Husky dog price in India: Rs. 50000-100000


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

  • Bulldog lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Bulldog price in India: Rs. 20000-50000

Saint Bernard Dog

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

  • Saint Bernard dog lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Saint Bernard dog price in India: Rs. 50000-70000


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

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  • Pitbull lifespan: 15 years
  • Pitbull price in India: Rs. 30000-70000

Tibetan Mastiff

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

  • Tibetan Mastiff dog lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Tibetan Mastiff dog price in India: Above 1 lac


Recently, the greyhound breed has seen a rise in popularity as a family pet. They are very loving and enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs. Whether a Greyhound will enjoy the company of other small animals, such as cats, depends on the individual dog’s personality. They are very calm in nature and, contrary to what people generally think, they aren’t very much aggressive.

A Greyhound
  • Greyhound dog lifespan: 10-14 years
  • Greyhound dog price in India: Rs. 30000-50000

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

Cheapest dog in India

As you read above, you can get a pug for as low as Rs. 5000. It is quite impossible to get a dog of good breed below that in India.

Friendliest dog breeds

  • Beagle
  • Poodle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Boxer
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Irish Setter
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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What dog has the highest IQ?

Golden Retriever is the most brilliant breed of dogs, followed by Doberman. Labradors come at seventh. Source: www.hnhdog.co.uk

Which is the most dangerous dog breed in the world?


Which dog breeds are banned in India?

1.American Bulldog
4.Neapolitan Mastiff
5.Dogo Argentino
6.American Pit Bull Terrier
8.Presa Canario
9.Fila Brasileiro
10.Japanese Tosa Inu

Which Dog Breeds In India Are Best For Indian Climate?

India Spitz
American Pitbull Terrier
Indian Pariah
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
German Shepherd

Which is the most expensive dog in India?

Caucasian Mountain Shepherd dog breed is also the most expensive dog breed in India, which cost. s 150000-300000.

Which is the cheapest dog in India?

Pomeranian, Indian Spitz, Pug

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