Kombai dog history in tamil

Kombai dog history in tamil

Kombai dog history in tamil

Kombai or Combai dogs

The Kombai is a terrier-like dog breed found in and around the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is considered an extremely loyal, intelligent and powerful native breed.

Height for Combai is around 23-25″for males although females are two inches shorter, weight is around 30 kilograms for males and females are nearly five kilograms lighter. Their coats are easily maintainable, and are less prone to skin disorders, fungal and yeast infections, and parasite infestations. The breed, having evolved naturally many centuries ago, is more immune to most diseases compared to the human-designed breeds.
As a guard dog, the Combai is very effective, alert and adaptable to the conditions. It is fairly aggressive towards strangers, and is aloof to them. The Combai were used as home and livestock guardians as it has high pain tolerance. Nowadays, they are mostly used as guard dogs in farm houses. Years ago they were used to guard people’s cattle from tigers and leopards. 

The Combai was used for hunting boar, bison and deer. Combai continue to be popular in South India and are celebrated as not just strong hunters but loyal family pets.

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  1. The Jallikattu protest brought huge awareness about native breeds. Tamil Nadu youngsters are willing to buy or adopt native dog breeds Rajapalayam, Kanni, Chippiparai, Kombai and other breeds. There is an increase in demand for native breeds because people are proud of their native breeds’ history.

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