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What are the most popular dog breeds in India?

Labradors, Pugs, German Shepherds, Indies, Indie Spitzes and Daschunds are some of the most popular dog breeds in India.

Some of the most popular dog breeds in India are:

  1. Labrador - Labradors and Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in India. They are friendly, playful and are easy to train. Labradors are also trained as sniffer dogs by security forces. 
  2. Pugs - After a popular series of TV commercials by Vodafone, this breed became really popular among dog owners. Pugs are usually chosen by people who have homes that are small and compact, a common feature in urban India. 
  3. German Shepherd - German Shepherds are one of the most easily available breeds in the country. They are trained as security dogs due to their ferocious look. They are also known as Alsatians. German Shepherds were once herding dogs. As a result, they are very alert and have a great sense of smell. 
  4. Indies - Indies are the most commonly found dogs in India. “Indies'' is an umbrella term used for various indegenous breeds found in the country. The most common features among these dogs are their long snouts, lean physique and wolf-like characteristics. They are known for being hardy, and have a strong survival instinct. 
  5. Indian Spitz - Indian Spitz dogs tend to look like Pomeranians. However, they are in fact smaller in size. Unlike Pomeranians, Indian Spitzes are accustomed to the Indian climate. 
  6. Dachshund - Dachshunds were initially bred to hunt, and are therefore known for their sense of smell. Their short stature and stunted legs can cause several medical complications for these dogs. Their small size is perfect for the small living spaces that many Indians occupy.