Country of Origin: India
Dog Group: Hound
Origin of Name: The Kombai is also known as Indian Terrier dog breed found in the foothills of Western Ghats of South India. It is considered an extremely loyal, intelligent and powerful native breed.
Monthly keeping cost
Tendency to Bark:
Life Span - 13 to 14 years
Getting a puppy home - Pocket Friendly
Availability - Rare
Born and bred in Tamil Nadu, India, the Kombai is a sight hound par excellence. They make lovable pets and are also known to guard their home and family with their lives. Their lineage and upbringing in the diverse subcontinent ensures that they have very few breed-related health issues, so they’re capable of living and living well in most kinds of weather.
Visits to Groomer - Low
Drooling - No
Bath - Rare
Tolerance to heat - Get a heatstroke
Tolerance to cold - Need warmth
Exercise Requirement - Lots
Under Coat - Yes
Colour - Red
Coat Type - Short
Hair Length - Short
Hair Density - Spare
Kombais are generally healthy dogs, but, like all breeds, they may be prone to certain generic as well as genetic conditions.
The Kombai is very effective, alert and adaptable to the conditions. Kombais are known for their bravery and their loyalty, a combination that makes them capable of fighting an adversary till death, if they feel the need to protect their family. The breed is also known not to take kindly to strangers, so early socialisation with many people, animals, sights, sounds, textures, and scents will help a Kombai be a well-rounded adult dog.
Training & Intelligence
The Kombai needs heavy exercise every day and will channelize their energy elsewhere if proper training and exercise is not provided. The Kombai will need consistent training, in the hands of a firm yet patient and gentle person.
4 to 6 puppies (approximately) Complication in Breeding- No
Kombais are generally healthy, robust dogs with few problems during breeding. Their anaesthesia sensitivity will have to be kept in mind, especially if the mother requires a C-section. The average Kombai will attain sexual maturity between six and nine months of age, but they are still too young to be mated. If you must mate your Kombai, wait till he or she is at least two years old. Finally, as in the case of any breed, ensure that you have found responsible families to take the puppies even before you get them mated, so that they don’t fall into the wrong hands. If you’re breeding your dog for the first time, ensure that you’re consulting with a vet regularly and have adequate help during the birthing process. The average litter size is 6-8 puppies.
Easy to train
Needs daily hair brushing
Good family dogs