The Bully Kutta or the Pakistani Mastiff or simply Bully is a descendant of the extinct Alaunt that originated from the Sindh and the Punjab regions of the present day Pakistan, where they are the most common guard dogs. It is also known as Sindhi Mastiff or Bully. These can be found in India too, but very rare. The word Bully derives from the English word bull, due to the similarities it shares with the Bulldog; while the word Kutta means dog in South –Asian languages. This breed has a life span of around 8 to 10 years.
The Bully Kutta is predominantly white in colour, also fawn, brindle, brown, black and various bicolour can be commonly found. Generally the male stands up to 24’-30’ tall and the female up to the 22’ to 28’ tall. Usually they have large heads, strong bone structure and loose and stretched skin.
Body: the brisket is deep and the limbs are well muscled and thick boned. The back is long with the tail tapering to a fine point. It has a long and graceful stride.
Head: the skin around their neck and mouth is loose. The ears are set high on the skull and are pricked where allowed.
Weight: dogs weigh 70 up to 90 kilos and bitches 68 up to 80 kilos. They usually weigh between 70 to 80 kg (150 to 170 pounds), but the larger males can reach upwards of 90 kg (200 pounds).
Coat: the Bully Kutta has a short smooth coat.
Colours: it is usually predominantly white in clour, however fawn, black and harlequin colours are also found. The muzzle is black.
Its temperament ranges in variety. However, generally this breed is found to be docile, training them and introducing them to the family at the early age is recommended. It is a very smart dog and can be trained easily with fewer efforts. They are loyal to their master, his family and belongings and at the same time are often protective too.
They are mostly found sleeping all day long. They are boisterous when pups and young adults but as they grow up, they calm down. A Bully Kutta will rarely pick a fight with another breed and they routinely walk away from lesser dogs, even when challenged, but caution is needed here because they will not easily walk away from a real challange.
Because of this breed’s dog aggression, it is commonly used in Pakistan for dog fighting.
Bully Kutta is not recommended for its first time dog owners or timid dog owners. With their size and great strength, it is best that the owner is experienced in the type of consistent training that these dogs need. They are determined guard dogs and if it is well bonded with the owner, it will engage without fear to protect him and his property.