Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in India with Price

He is your friend, your partner, your defender. He is your Dog. People who own a dog know how well just the dog kisses fix everything right away. Dogs guard us, protect us, love us even more than they love themselves and are loyal to us. Dogs are really intelligent. They understand up to thousand human words and they can also detect sadness in humans. So if you are thinking of buying or adopting a dog , it is going to be a marvelous experience. Foreign dog breeds in India are popularly kept as pets or as watchdogs.

A list of 10 most popular dog breeds in India:

1) Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

They are perfect  family dogs, easy to train and very playful. They need a lot of your attention and it mentally exhausts them when there is no one around to play with them. So make sure to make it a part of your family. Goldens get along with new people and children so you will not need that hoarding outside your house stating “Beware of Dogs”.

  • Price- 20k-30k INR
  • Size- Large
  • Height- 22 to 25 inches
  • Weight- 26-36 kgs
  • Group- Adventurous
  • Temperament- Loving, playful, cheerful
  • Life period-10-12 years
  • Care- Very little fat-containing diet since they are prone to obesity, regular brushing and clipping of nails, daily physical activity of at least 30 minutes is required.

2) Rottweiler


They are loving and affectionate but when it comes to the protection of its humans , they tend to become really ferocious. They have an enormous amount of energy and strength. It is advised that you adopt them or buy them in their puppy stage so that they might get some time to spend with you and they accept you as their family.

  • Price- 20k-40k INR
  • Size- Large
  • Height- 24 to 26 inches
  • Weight- 45-55 kgs
  • Group- Hardworking
  • Temperament- confident, valorous ,strong, faithful
  • Life period-8-10 years
  • Care-High protein rich diet and little amount of fat. 

3) German Shepherd

German Shepherd

If you are afraid that some thief might come and steal your valuable gold and cash, German Shepherd is what you are looking for. They become violent and aggressive when it comes to the protection of their family. They have high grasping skill and thus they can be trained to obey commands. They are used in military and in police investigation because of their great olfactory senses. 

  • Price- 15k-40k INR
  • Size- Large
  • Height- 24 to 26 inches
  • Weight- 55-75 kgs
  • Group- Working 
  • Temperament- Loyal, energetic, strong, vigilant , observant
  • Life period-10-14 years
  • Care-High protein rich diet with regular brushing and grooming.

4) Beagles


They are friendly and very sharp in mind and jovial with children. They are sniffer dogs used at airports for it has a spectacular smelling sense. They are lovely, fun loving and playful. 

  •  Price- 24k-28k INR
  •  Size- Small
  • Height- 13 to 15 inches
  • Weight- 10-15 kgs
  • Group- Hound  
  • Temperament- Affable, artful, jolly
  • Life period-12-15 years
  • Care- Save them from overeating. Need long training as they are slow learners.

5) Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

If you are a first time pet parent, you should consider a Labrador Retriever. They are well disposed, cozy and sociable. When it comes to Indian households, Labrador is the primary choice among other dog breeds in India.

  • Price- 4k-25k INR
  •  Size- Large
  • Height- 22 to 24 inches
  • Weight- 70-80 kgs
  • Group- Sporting  
  • Temperament- Obedient, loving, playfully vexing
  • Life period-10-12 years
  • Care- They should be provided with quality food according to their age since they become obese easily. They need grooming from time to time.

6) Pomeranian


They are not very brave but are exceptionally good and friendly with children. They are petite and full of fur. They look super adorable and you would just want to plant kisses to these little munchkins. They have their resemblance to Indian Spitz but they are different from each other. 

  • Price- 4k-75k INR
  •  Size- Small
  • Height- 7 to 10 inches
  • Weight- 5-8 kgs
  • Group- Toy  
  • Temperament- Very cheerful and friendly 
  • Life period-12-15 years
  • Care- Daily grooming is required to maintain its furry coat.

7) Pug


That’s my Vodafone dog. Pug has been introduced to Indians as the Vodafone Dog. They can give competition to cats when it comes to taking a nap. They have curious innocent eyes. They are one of the smallest dog breeds in India and also one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. They love to play with kids and are very intuitive. 

  • Price- 10k-25k INR
  •  Size- Small
  • Height- 10 to 12 inches
  • Weight- 10-15 kgs
  • Group- Toy  
  • Temperament- Charismatic and cheerful
  • Life period-12-15 years
  • Care- Do not require daily bathing, although clipping of nails is a daily need. Avoid giving food rich in fat as they are prone to obesity.

8) Dachshund


They are high spirited with very loud bark to wake up your whole apartment. They have small legs and a long tail. They are one of the longest living dog breeds in the world. They do not like strangers and might also get aggressive on seeing unfamiliar faces. Initially, they were known as hunting breeds.  If you have a small space, Dachshund is the best option for you. 

  • Price- 5k-10k INR
  •  Size- Standard and miniature
  • Height- 8 to 10 inches
  • Weight- 5-15 kgs
  • Group- Hound  
  • Temperament- Alert, Playful, Stubborn
  • Life period-12-16 years
  • Care- Require protein rich food 

9) Husky


Do you reside on mountains? Huskies are native to Siberia where the climate is very cold. India has a tropical climate which is warmer for Huskies. Therefore, mountain dwellers have the benefit here. Huskies have the enthralling multicolor eyes. They closely resemble the wolves but are very playful and friendly. 

  • Price- 50k-60k INR
  •  Size- Medium to Large
  • Height- 20 to 30 inches
  • Weight- 15-30kgs
  • Group- Working  
  • Temperament- Tough, Gorgeous, Lively, Strenuous
  • Life period-12-15 years
  • Care- Right amount of food should be given. Do not leave them alone because they tend to develop separation anxiety.

10) Boxer


They have a history of fighting dogs. They are developed in Germany and are very intelligent dogs. They are highly protective of their family. Early training is required for them. They have a stout and powerful body. If you are trying to convince your mother to buy you a dog and she keeps scaring you away with “ I am not gonna clean the potty”, this is when Boxer comes to rescue as they are the easiest to get potty trained.

  • Price- 8k-60k INR
  •  Size-  Large
  • Height- 20 to 25 inches
  • Weight- 25-30kgs
  • Group- Working  
  • Temperament- Clever, Energetic, Friendly, Protective
  • Life period-8-12 years
  • Care- Regular clipping of nails is needed. High quality dog food keeps them going well.

You must have made up your mind now on the dog that you are going to purchase or adopt. Also, share it with someone you know is looking to get a pet dog.

We have brought to you the most loved and most famous dog breeds in Indian households. All these beauties are wonderful!

Anshika Pandey

Anshika Pandey is a content writer who has completed her masters in Environmental Science. She is as sensitive towards nature as she is towards human beings. Her love for reading novels has made her buy a shelf where she assembles all the books she reads.