The Bully Kutta is a very large dog which originated from the Sub-continent. Generally speaking, in those countries, it is a dog which has, sadly, been bred for dog fighting and the like. However, in recent years, it has been imported to the ‘Western World’ where it is known to have quite a friendly temperament, providing it is kept by an owner knows what they are doing.
The actual origins of the Bully Kutta are actually fairly ambiguous. We really do not know all that much about how it came to fruition. We do know, however, that the first Bully Kuttas came about by cross-breeding Alaunt and Celtic war dogs. This makes it, technically, one of the original Mastiffs. As a result, you may find it referred to as either an Alangu Mastiff or Pakistani Mastiff.
It is believed that an original form of the Bully Kutta existed in the sub-continent for centuries. However, it was not until the British came into the continent, around the 1700s, when the ‘final form’ existed. This was due to the British soldiers bringing their own dogs to cross breed. Whilst, as mentioned before, the Alaunt and Celtic War Dogs had a role to play in the development of this animal, there is also a good chance that some other hunting dogs were thrown into the mix, albeit not at such a big rate. English Bullterrier, White English Terrier led to slight variations of the Bully Kutta including the Gull Terr and Bull Terr. The English saw these dogs as slightly ‘improved’ versions of the Asian type.
To be perfectly honest, however. After this, there is very little consensus about how the animal developed over time. In fact, there are many living in Asia who do not accept that some of the dogs around have English heritage.
At the moment, the dog remains incredibly popular throughout Asia. This, sadly, is down to the fact that dog fighting tournaments are so prevalent in the continent and, sadly, the Bully Kutta is one of the more powerful dogs around. You do have to remember that this is an animal which was originally bred for fighting to begin with. As a result, it is never suggested that you purchase a dog from the continent, notably in Pakistan, as this means that you are going to be contributing towards the dog fighting industry (many of the dogs that you can purchase will be ‘reject’ puppies which have been deemed not good enough to fight). Thankfully, you should be able to find a number of breeders in your local area.
The Bully Kutta is a very powerful dog. In fact, their nickname is ‘Beast From the East’. Their powerful size means that, generally speaking, they are only going to be suitable for the more experienced owners out there. This is because the Bully Kutta is going to try to be incredibly dominating.
As long as you train a Bully Kutta from an early age, you should be fairly fine with them. The problem with the Bully Kutta is that they are one of the most intelligent dogs out there. They are able to sense if their owner is a little bit nervous around them and, if their owner is a little bit nervous, they are not going to listen to what they are saying. If you wish to have full control over a Bully Kutta, you are going to need to have a sense of assertiveness in your voice. If you do not have this, there is absolutely no way that the dog is going to listen to you.
That being said, if you do have a decent regime of training with your Bully Kutta, they are going to be one of the most obedient dogs you will ever know. Yes, in some countries they are bred for fighting, however, if you treat your dog to be passive, and you have a decent amount of socialization training thrown in there for good measure, then they are going to be fine around children and the like. However, you are, of course, going to need to train your child to let them know that they have ‘full control’ over the dog that you own.
Your dog will need daily walks to ensure that it gets all the exercise that it needs. Due to the temperament of this dog and its natural inclination to be aggressive towards those who have zero control over it, it is suggested that you keep it on the lead at all times. During your ‘training’ you are going to want to teach the dog to walk by the side of you at all times ‘known as heel’. Once the dog has mastered this, you are going to have full control over them should you happen to run into any issues whilst you are ‘out and about’.
Height and Appearance:
Generally speaking, the Bully Kutta is going to weigh somewhere between 64kg and 95kg. The actual height of the dog will be dependent on their gender. Most males are going to grow to somewhere between 27’ and 30’, whereas females are going to be on the slightly shorter side of somewhere between 22’ and 28’. It is very rare for a female Bully Kutta to grow as tall as a male. In some cases males have exceeded 37″ in height.
A Bully Kutta, owing to its large size in comparison to other dogs, is expected to live somewhere between 8 and 10 years.
There are very few health issues associated with the Bully Kutta. If you have this dog, you probably will not run into any problems. However, these issues have been known to appear in some Bully Kuttas and your vet will probably be keeping an eye out for them:
- Hip dysplasia
- Hypothyroid problems
- Autoimmune thyroiditis
- Skin problems
- Eye problems
The Bully Kutta will always have a short coat. They come in a few different colors:
- White and black
- White and brown
Types or Lines of Bully Kutta
Ancient Pure Bully Kutta
Ancient type bully kutta is usually pure white in colour and has deep sunken eyes with heavily wrinkled face. That’s the most genuine and pure form of Bully Kutta. They aren’t very active and have less of an agility, they indeed like to sleep most of the time like a lion. At the same time don’t get fooled by their lazy looks and napping habbit, when it comes to guarding they can be extremely great guard dogs. They are really great to own as they are very friendly and loyal with the owner and family. Here are some examples of pure bully kutta, they are also known as Tulla Bully Kutta. These dogs were used to hunt animals like wild boar, lions etc and they possess a very high endurance level.
Aseel Bully Kutta
Aseel Bully Kuttas are gentle giants, the words aseel itself means something that’s gentle and loving. Aseel Bully Kutta line is most friendly line in bully kutta family as were the old school bully kuttas. If you want to own a bully kutta the first time then aseel line is the best suitable for you.
Modern Bully Kutta
Today’s most famous BK in Pakistan is modern Bully Kutta. It’s the result of years of cross breeding of pure old school Bully Kutta with Bull Terriers and mastiffs of different lines that were introduced by the Britishers in the sub continent during their colonial rule. These dogs are very strong and full of agility. The bull terriers in Pakistan that are often called Bultairs or Gultairs are old line British bull terriers which don’t exist any more in Britain. If you want to see a pure old school or old line British bull terrier then have a look at Pakistani Bultair.
Nagi Bully Kutta
If you are into hunting then Nagi is something that you should go for. Nagi is a mixture of 3 different breeds. First they cross a bull terrier with the Pakistani hound known as “Taazi” that are very similar to grey hounds. Once they have the combination of Taazi and Gultair (also know as bultair or bull terrier) then it’s crossed with a Bully Kutta, and the result of it is Nagi bully kutta.
Mastiff Type Bully Kutta
They look very much like English mastiffs but they aren’t as heavy boned or strong as a pure old line Bully Kutta is. Mastiff type bully kuttas are much likely to be a cross between english mastiff and bull terrier as its hard to see a pure bully line in it. I would say they can be the pure old school english mastiffs that extinct in the UK after years of cross breeding.