Why the Indian Pariah is a perfect pet

By   |  Published: 13th Jan 2018  11:24 pmUpdated: 13th Jan 2018  8:14 pm

Indian Pariah dog also known as the Pye Dog is a perfect pet. There is always some confusion when it comes to this specific dog breed. Most of us assume every street dog to be Pariah. But not all of them belong to this breed.

Many strays are mixed breeds, often referred to as mongrels, and cannot be considered pure Pariah dogs. It is not difficult to differentiate between them, but there are chances that you may get them wrong. So, here are a few things about this breed that you need to know.

Adjust well to tropical climate

They are commonly seen in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. They adjust well in tropical climates as there is a mix of both winters and summers. But, even the extreme weather conditions do not affect them in any way.

Shedding and grooming

This breed of dog sheds little fur. As they have short coat, the need for regular brushing and combing is less. They don’t even need regular bath as they do not have an unpleasant body odour. Another interesting fact is that the Pariah dogs do not drool. Low on maintenance, this dog doesn’t cost you much for grooming too.

Loyal breed

Pariah dog has a long relationship with human beings. It is said that this dog has always been a part of our life. They are very devoted to their family/owners. In the rural areas, these dogs are seen guarding farm animals.


Pariahs are strong and are not affected easily in terms of health. This dog can live a healthy life if kept under good care. These dogs are free from all genetic health problems as they are a natural breed.

Training and Socialisation

Pariah is usually friendly in nature. One should introduce children to this breed at a young age. This makes it easier for the dog to have a healthy relationship with the child. They can get really aggressive with strangers, so it is always advisable to supervise these interactions.