Kombai Dog Facts in English
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. The stocky, muscular Kombai is rumoured to be strong enough to kill a bear. 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.
The Kombai’s existence can be traced back to the 15th century and historically, they are known to have been bred to hunt wild boar, deer, and bison. Some breed enthusiasts and natives of South India believe that the breed existed even as far back as the 9th century. Kombais were used by the armies of the Marudhu brothers or Marudhu Pandias, who headed the revolt against the British subjugation of the Kalaiar Koil of the Sivakasi Kingdom at the beginning of the 19th century.
Kombais continue to be popular in South India and are celebrated as not just strong hunters but loyal family pets.
Although the Kombai’s coat is short and coarse, it is known to shed. However, a good brushing once or twice a week is enough to take care of the Kombai’s shedding. Like all dogs, they love a good massage, so turn the grooming session into an indulgent spa session, with the use of gentle strokes with a soft brush or hound mitt!