Fun Bully Kutta Facts For Kids

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Oct 20, 2022 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Bully Kutta facts about the popular fighting dog

Nicknamed as 'the Beast of the East', the Bully Kutta is an aggressive and dominant mastiff dog of huge proportions. They are also known as Sindhi mastiff, Pakistani mastiff, and Indian mastiff.

Originally, the Bully Kutta originated in the Indian subcontinent where they were bred to work as a guard dog and a fighting dog. They were assigned to guard flocks, property and people. However these canines were later introduced to the gruesome sport of dog fighting.

Eventually, the bloodthirsty sport was made illegal in countries like India. The bully dogs are giants with impressively thick and sturdy bodies. While they are readily available in India and Pakistan, it is quite rare in the rest of the world.

The Bully Kutta are reputed as intelligent noble dog, with an imposing personality. These splendid giants do make a delightful companion for a strong and experienced owner.

Bully Kutta Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Bully Kutta?

The Bully Kutta is a loyal and a protective breed with an excellent build. These canines were originally bred to fight animals as large as wild boar and bears and were used for guarding purposes. The Bully Kutta breed dogs are quite popular in Pakistan.

What class of animal does a Bully Kutta belong to?

The Bully Kutta falls in the class mammalia, because of their ability to give birth to their young ones and nourish them. These are giant sized canines, guarding and fighter canines.

How many Bully Kuttas are there in the world?

Though there are no specific numbers allotted to the population of Pakistani Bully Kutta, their occurrence is quite rare across the world. However they are very common in Pakistan. They are also found in large numbers in some parts of India such as Punjab and Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan.

Where does a Bully Kutta live?

A Pakistani Bully Kutta lives with humans and can easily manage farms. They like open spaces so as to burn their pent up energy and used to guard livestock and property.

What is a Bully Kutta's habitat?

These are one of the biggest dog breeds found mostly in Pakistan. They can also be located in some areas of Punjab, Rajasthan and certain other rural regions of India.

Who do Bully Kuttas live with?

Bully Kutta are a dominant and aggressive breed of canines. They are not at all good company for children, senior members and other smaller pets.

In fact given their fighter and guarding instincts, these animals tend to build supremacy, hence, if they are to be raised with other large breeds then proper training is must. This heavily wrinkled Bully Kutta dog is both feared and admired for its strength, power, and legacy. They are not typically a family dog.

How long does a Bully Kutta live?

The Bully Kutta have an average life span of about 8-10 years. The age for Indian mastiff and Indian Alangu mastiff is slightly higher.

How do they reproduce?

The reproductive cycle in the Pakistani mastiff begins when the female dog comes of age and there is an onset of the  'heat cycle'. During the heat cycle, swelling in vulva and blood discharge can be noted in females.

This phase is followed by the female becoming receptive to the male, which  lasts for about 3-11 days. On the other side, the male dog ready for breeding should be tall enough to be able to mount the female.

During the female heat cycle, they are attracted by certain hormones and scent produced by female dogs. The reproductive cycle then proceeds leading to fertilization.

The gestation period can range between 58-68 days and thereafter, the female gives birth to a litter size of 8-10 Bully Kutta puppies. A Bully Kutta puppy is likely to have a coat which is white and brown in color.

What is their conservation status?

The total number of Bully Kutta mastiff dogs across the world is unknown. However, their numbers in India and mostly in Pakistan is high. They definitely fall under the category of uncommon dog breeds and have their availability distributed regionally. They do not face any extinction threat.

Bully Kutta Fun facts

What do Bully Kuttas look like?

The Bully Kutta, also known as the Pakistani mastiff, is an impressive-looking dog, whose appearance is similar to that of an American bully dog. They are well-built, thick-boned and are a muscular breed of large dogs.

A bully dog is characterized by folds of loose skin around its neck and jaw (which provides protection for guarding breeds). They have broad, stocky heads, muscular bodies and erect ears, which are often cropped.

The Pakistani mastiff dogs are usually white, however other color tones and combinations can very as well. These include white and brown, black, red, brindle, black & tan ,harlequin, fawn, and white and black. These dogs possess short coats with smooth fur and long, floppy lips.

How cute are they?

The Bully Kutta are huge dogs. They are intelligent, active and aggressive fighter dogs. Hence, they are rather imposing and fiercely impressive rather than cute. But as a matter of fact a Bully Kutta puppy is rather quite adorable.

How do they communicate?

Being a working dog, Bully Kutta is an eager, active and very intelligent breed. Though dominant and aggressive, these canines are quite good at understanding and learning commands. They use the common auditory methods for communication, like howls and barks as well as use scents and mark territories.

How big is a Bully Kutta?

Bully Kutta is also referred as the “Beast from the East '' and well, that is definitely not just for any reason, the Bully Kutta is gigantic. They are large dog breeds. The male Bully Kutta has an average height of about  30-44 in while females can grow up to 36 in high.

How fast can a Bully Kutta run?

A Bully Kutta has an average running speed of about 28 mph.

How much does a Bully Kutta weigh?

The male Bully Kutta on an average, weigh between 150-170 lb while the females aren’t much smaller, weighing up to 150 lb.

What are their male and female names of the species?

As Bully Kutta is a dog breed, a male Bully Kutta is called a dog while a female Bully Kutta is called a bitch.

What would you call a baby Bully Kutta?

Bully Kutta are pure breeds. The young ones, or the babies, of Bully Kutta are called puppy. A Bully Kutta puppy is very adorable and cute in appearance.

What do they eat?

This large, strong and muscular breed requires a lot of attention in terms of food. Diet rich in healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates is an important necessity for proper healthy growth.

General nutritious foods like organ meat (like kidney, liver, etc. ), cottage cheese,  lean meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables like carrots, broccoli, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, can be served. Beside this, it’s recommended to feed the Bully Kutta dry dog food kibbles formulated for large breeds, particularly containing a composition of 40% protein, 30% vegetables, and 30% starch.

Are they slobbery?

The Bully Kutta are expected to have a decent amount of drooling tendencies.

Would they make a good pet?

The Bully Kutta is characteristically aggressive and an exceptionally strong dog breed. Therefore these dogs require expert handling and aren't a good fit for just anyone.

In fact, characterized as intelligent and alert, the Bully Kutta belongs to the dominant, strong-willed and independent category and should only be handled by those who have experience and upper hand with large, giant, and even aggressive breeds.

It is quite important to establish your leadership in your relationship with this dog, right from their childhood. With training, the Bully Kutta can be taught to maintain a calm temperament.

However, they are definitely not a go to option for beginners, as homes with small space and children, and even those looking for cute, gentle or even little feisty breeds, may not be an ideal option for this dog.

Did you know...

The Bully Kutta are rarely observed in India and other parts of the world, but can be  easily found in Pakistan

Unfortunately, on account of its aggressive nature, many Bully Kutta dogs are illegally raised solely for the purpose of dogfighting, especially in Pakistan. This sport despite its gruesome and bloody display, is enjoyed by hundreds of spectators, mostly ending in either victory or death.

The origin of the name ‘Bully’ is believed to be  derived from dog names like ‘Bulldog’, ‘Pit bull’, ‘Bull terrier’.

Whereas the traditional inception of the breed name, has its origin descended from the word ‘Bohli’, which means ‘heavily wrinkled’, and ‘Kutta’, meaning ‘dog’ in Sindhi, Urdu and other South-Asian languages.

Bully Kutta needs very intense exercise to consume and relieve its high energy levels.

History Of The Bully Kutta

The exact origin of these 'Beast from the East' is unknown. However, according to several stories, theories and the historical evidence, the colonial rulers and soldiers brought along their mastiff dogs with them. Later on the mastiffs were bred with local-regional Indian mastiff breeds, giving rise to a new racial dog breed named Bully Kutta.

The Bully Kutta has been observed to share its origin with the now extinct Alangu Mastiff dog breeds; however eventually due to various factors, the Bully Kutta is believed to have diverged into its own type of mastiff.

Just like Alangu Mastiff, the Bully Kutta finds its roots back to the soils of the Bahawalpur area of Punjab, the Rajasthan area under the Sindh district,  the desert area of Kutch as well as Indian subcontinent, such as the Thanjavur and Trichy districts of Madras.

Some historians claim that the roots of these breeds dates back to the Mughal dynasty. A number of emperors are believed to possess the Bully Kutta that was used for hunting purposes.

Though technically illegal, a large number of Bully Kutta are bred and owned exclusively for the sport of dog fighting within the canines in the nation of Pakistan. Bully Kutta are also extensively used as guard dogs.

Variations Of The Bully Kutta

During British rule in India, the continent was divided into several princely states and kingdoms. Each kingdom had their own cultural preferences and ways of living.

The population of Bully Kutta as well underwent and survived various diversification in their features and forms in accordance with the respective zonal preferences. Some common variations are Aseel Bully Kutta, Mastiff Type Bully Kutta, Modern Bully Kutta, Ancient Type Bully Kutta, and Nagi Bully Kutta.

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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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Adekunle Olanrewaju JasonBachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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