5 Interesting facts about Bully Kutta dog breed

The Bully Kutta, known by the name of Pakistani Bully too, is an intensely aggressive breed.  It is a native to the Sindh province in Pakistan. The actual name of this dog is "Bohli Kutta" in Punjabi and Urdu language which means "heavily wrinkled dog”. This powerful mastiff dog is thick boned with a muscular body structure. The head is broad with almond-shaped eyes and ears that are a bit short and floppy. The skin is loose around the neck and jaw like the Bulldogs. The coat is smooth, short and comes mostly in white color. There might be variations in coat color like the fawn, black, and Harlequin. These dogs are popularly known by the term of 'Beast from the East'.

It is an intelligent dog and extremely dominant in nature. The Bully kutta can prove to be a dependable companion dog for knowledgeable and responsible owners.  First-time dog owners should stay away from this breed. Properly raised dogs do well with kids and can become an excellent family pet.

Bully Kutta puppies


There are several theories and stories that are related to the origin of this magnificent breed. One theory suggests that at the time of British invasion, they brought along their mastiff dogs to India in the 1700s. The mastiff dogs crossed with the local breeds found in Indo-Pakistan region at that time. This resulted in the development of the new breed of Bully Kutta. The second theory tells that it is actually Alangu Mastiff which has its roots in parts of Rajasthan, the Bahawalpur area of Punjab, and the desert area of Kutch.

The third theory suggests claims breed was created in the Thanjavur and Tiruchi regions of southern India. All this theory is relatively ambiguous and there is substantial base about the origin of this breed. There is a constant debate going on about the origination of this breed. They were subjected to the illegal dogfight games for a long time in Pakistan and in some parts of Punjab, India.


At the time of British rule, the Indian subcontinent had several princely states and kingdoms. These kingdoms had their own preferences. The Bully Kutta dog endured in distinct forms and features in respect to penchants of that zones. Some of the most common variations are:

Nagi Bully Kutta

Ancient Type Bully Kutta

Aseel Bully Kutta

Current Bully Kutta

Mastiff Type Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta Puppies

The bully Kutta dogs generally have a litter size of about 3-5 puppies. These puppies are cute, intelligent and somewhat easy to train. Socialization, behavioral and obedience training should start from this age to properly raise this powerful breed.

Personality and Behavior

Owning a Bully Kutta can be tricky and it is certainly not recommended for the first time dog owners. It is highly energetic, powerful and a dominant breed. Its aggressive nature can pose a problem for the kids in the house, strangers, and other pets. To control its aggression, proper training of the dog is very necessary.

The Bully Kutta is huge in size and is not suitable for a crampy apartment life. They need plenty of room to move around and do well in houses with a large enclosed backyard.  It is an intelligent dog with strong protective instincts. They can become intensely territorial and can guard its owner's property at every cost. These qualities make them a great guard dog. The dogs have a tendency to drool and sleep all day. Socialization of this dog right from the puppyhood is extremely vital. Properly trained and raised Bully Kutta can get along with children and become a great family dog.

Bully Kutta Fight

Quick Information/Description

Also known as Bully Cutha, PBK, Bully, Indian Alangu Mastiff, Pakistani Mastiff, Sindhi Mastiff, Indian Mastiff 
Nicknames Beast From The East 
Coat Short, smooth
Colors White, White and black, White and brown, Fawn, Harlequin, Brindle, Black, Red
Group (of Breed) Bulldog, Guard dog, Fighting dog
Lifespan 8 to 10 years
Weight Male: 150-170 lbs;
Female: 130-150 lbs
Height (size) Large;
: 30-44 inches;
Female: 28-36 inches
Shedding Moderate
Temperament Intelligent, alert, responsive, energetic
Good with Children Yes (if raised with kids)
Good with Other Pets/Dogs No
Hypoallergenic No
Good with pets/dogs No
Litter size 3-5 puppies
Drooling Heavy
Barking Yes (deep and heavy)
Country of Origin India/Pakistan
Competitive Registration BKCA, KCP



These highly energetic dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy physically and mentally. Take the dogs out for a brisk walking or jogging session on a regular basis. Keep your dog on a leash to prevent it from sprinting behind something or aggressively charge at anyone. It has a tendency to wander which makes the leashing the dog more important. You can allow the dog to play in a protected enclosed yard.


The Bully Kutta needs a minimal amount of grooming. The breed has a soft, smooth and fine coat that sheds averagely. You need to brush it on a weekly with a firm bristle brush to keep the dogs clean and tidy. Do not clip their hair or it will affect the regrowth of their hair. Trim their nails regularly to prevent any injuries. Keeping in mind their drooling issue, clean their faces on a daily basis to avoid build-up of debris in the folds of their face. The dogs do not need regular bathing. Cleaning them with a damp cloth to remove the dirt from their body will suffice.

Health Issues

These dogs are usually strong and healthy. It may suffer from serious eye issue of blindness and bone related problem of arthritis. Bloat is one of the common issues that can bother this large dog. Visiting the vet with your Bully Kutta regularly will be wise. He will thoroughly screen the dog for signs of heartworms, dental and flea issues and halitosis.


Training this large dog can be quite challenging. The trainer has to keep in mind the dog's aggressive nature and has to be very witty and consistent in his training methods. Postive reinforcement with firmness will work appropriately for training the Bully Kutta.

Start its socialization right from the puppyhood. The sooner you will start, the better the results will be. Being an intelligent breed, it won't be hard to teach the dogs and make them behave properly. Do not be harsh or it will trigger the dog's aggressive instinct. You have to spend a huge chunk of time behind training this dog. It will help to create a bond between the trainer and the dog.

Leash train the dog on priority as it tends to wander. It will help in restraining it sprinting and aggressive charge at strangers. Teach the dog to obey commands like "STOP", "COME' and "STAY". Reward and praise the dog after he responds to you positively.

Monitor their interaction with the children as their powerful and huge body size can overpower the small kids easily. Introduce the dog with some close family friends and relatives by calling them at your house. This will help the dog to understand the difference between intruders and guests. This is to manage the territorial behavior of this powerful canine. On receiving proper training, the dog can make an excellent family pet and a great watchdog.

Diet Routine/Feeding

You have to give plenty of attention to the feeding requirement of this huge dogs. The number of meals that are fed to the usually decreases with its growing age.

The Bully Kutta puppies of age between 8 to 12 weeks require 3 to 4 meals in a day. The pups who are about 3 to 6 months old should be given only 3 meals per day. Those dogs who are about 1 year old or above can be given 2 meals in a day.

Choose high-quality dry dog food nutrient contents for the full-grown Bully Kutta dogs. For maintaining a balanced diet you can opt for a healthy formula of  40% of meat, 30% of vegetables and 30% of starch. Include organ meat in your dog's diet like liver and kidney.

You may serve the Bully Kutta dog with general nutritious foods like cheese, fruits, cooked eggs, pasta, brown rice, and brewer’s yeast. You can feed them vegetables like potato, carrots, and broccoli too. Egg shells are highly nutritious and you can add it to your dog's food by crushing it finely. Provide the dog with adequate water to drink and keep its utensils clean.

Interesting Facts

In many parts of Pakistan, the dogs are illegally raised and subjected to brutal sport of dog fighting which often leads to the death of the dog.

In 2009, a description of this dog was given in the book naming 'The Devil’s Punchbowl' written by bestseller author Greg Iles.

The name 'Bully' is derived from a Punjabi term "Bohli" which means 'heavily wrinkled'. The word 'Kutta' means 'dog' which is a common term in languages of  Sindhi, Urdu and other South-Asian dialects.

Bully Kutta Price

The average price of the Pakistani Bully Puppies is usually around $500.

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