Gull Dong

90-140 lbs
30-34"
Pakistan
Bully Gull Terr. Paskistani Bull Dog, Gull Dang, Kanda
The Gull Dong is a loyal and intelligent dog that is known to be aggressive and strong-willed. This dog is not for the novice owner, as they need a strong leader (as in the owner) and consistent handler to be at their best. Although loyal and affectionate to family members, this powerful dog should not be left to play with children. While no dog and child play should be unsupervised, with the Gull Dong this rule should be firmly adhered to and this includes playing with older children too. This is a working dog and they are happiest when given a job to do. They are very active and alert. The Gull Dong is very wary of strangers, and is protective of their territory. With a dog this size who has a grumpy disposition, they are a danger to other pets, dogs, and people they deem to be strangers. Difficult to train, they need someone highly skilled in training and socializing a dog that can be extremely aggressive and dominant. They must be taught to respect humans, and should be on a leash under your control at all times. However, they are loyal, devoted and affectionate to their owners.
Purpose
Guard Dog, Farm Dog
Date of Origin
1900's
Ancestry
Gull Terrier (Pakistani Bull Terrier), Bully Kutta

Gull Dong Health

Average Size
Male Gull Dong size stats
Height: 34-42 inches Weight: 90-140 lbs
Female Gull Dong size stats
Height: 30-34 inches Weight: 90-140 lbs
Major Concerns
  • None Known
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Deafness (Whites)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Bloat
Occasional Tests
  • Hearing (Whites)
  • Ear Examination
  • Full Blood Work
  • Serum Chemistry Tests
  • Blood Glucose Tests

Gull Dong Breed History

The Gull Dong was developed in Pakistan by crossing the purest and highest quality Gull Terriers (Pakistani Bull Terrier) and the Pakistani Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiffs). It is a rare and obscure breed, although they are popular in Pakistan and Northern India. The breed is believed to have begun in British Colonial India during the 1900's in the area that eventually became Pakistan in 1947. The breed does not have any official recognition nor records that document the development. Bred to be working dogs, the Gull Dong has met that requirement admirably. They have been used as guard dogs, fighting dogs, and bear hunters. Dog fighting is illegal in many parts of the world including Pakistan, but the practice is still wide-spread in their homeland. The Gull Dong makes a formidable opponent both in the ring and outside of it. This breed resembles the original English Bull Terrier, which was brought to the region by the British. During this time breeders experimented with crossing the Bulldog with Terriers, and finally achieved their goal of a feisty and aggressive dog in the English Bull Terrier. These traits were passed onto the Gull Dong through the parent breeds the Gull Terr and the Bully Kutta who are believed to have been achieved with the help of the English Bull Terrier. Debate still rages over the Gull Dong's origins, but the fact remains this dog is alive and well, especially in Pakistan, and development continues.

Gull Dong Breed Appearance

The Gull Dong is taller than most Pakistani breeds and they can weigh up to an impressive 140 pounds. They have a short-haired coat that is smooth and flat and they come in a variety of white, black, gray, and brindle. The head on the Gull Dong is massive, and is broad between the eyes. They have small round eyes but have excellent eyesight. Their powerful muzzle meets in a scissors bite and they have slightly floppy lips. A large black nose and small prick ears that occasionally fold over are the norm. This dog has a muscular build with a sloping back and deep wide chest. They have a tucked up abdomen and strong powerful legs that end in large rounded well padded paws. Completing the picture is the long thin rope-like tail.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Gull Dong eyes
Brown
amber Gull Dong eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Gull Dong nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Gull Dong coat
Brindle
gray Gull Dong coat
Gray
black Gull Dong coat
Black
white Gull Dong coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Gull Dong straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Gull Dong Breed Maintenance

The Gull Dong is very easy to maintain. Their coat is short and medium in density so grooming just requires a good brushing once a week to remove any loose hair. Start the grooming process early during puppyhood, and get them used to having their paws, ears and teeth handled. This early education will help later when grooming a 140-pound pooch! They rarely require a bath; their short hair always looks groomed, but a rub down with a damp cloth is a good idea especially for white dogs. Like all dogs, their ears can be a trap where debris and parasites can cause infection, so regular checks are necessary. Never poke pointed objects in your dog's ear, just gently wipe out and dry with a soft cloth. Brushing of the teeth several times per week will avoid dental problems and a nail clip when required will complete the grooming.
Brushes for Gull Dong
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Gull Dong requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Gull Dong Temperament

While the Gull Dong is rare throughout the world, they are a very popular breed in Pakistan. They are loyal and devoted to their master, but have a natural wariness and distrust of strangers. This fact, combined with their protective territorial instinct, can make them a formidable dog to confront. They tend to have a grumpy disposition and have a dominant nature. A strong owner who can impress their leadership upon this dog is required. The Gull Dong is one dog that needs to be trained and socialized from a very young age. Without a strong leader, they can become willful and a handful to manage. The Gull Dong is intelligent and picks up basic training quickly. You need to be firm and consistent in your management. They do need a lot of exercise as they are bred to be working dogs. A large farm is ideal for this dog, or at least a house with a secure yard. They are not the apartment type of dog. The Gull Dong is a fearsome protector and will fight to the bitter end to protect those they love. Impressive and imposing, the Gull Dong is affectionate to those they love and call family.

Gull Dong Activity Requirements

The Gull Dong is a dog that loves to work. They are best suited as a working dog where they can expend their energy in a positive way. The Gull Dong is well suited to being a guard dog or protector as they are naturally wary of strangers and very territorial. A good walk each day is required. It is an ideal time to socialize them and train for good social behavior, but keep them on a leash at all times as they are aggressive towards other dogs and pets. They make good companions for walkers and runnersĀ and enjoy being out and about. At home, they need a large yard that is securely fenced and they make ideal outdoor dogs. Like all dogs, they enjoy a bit of play but their size and massive weight combined with their enthusiasm can often cause unintentional injury to children. They are not suited for apartments at all, but excel in the country setting.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
70 minutes

Gull Dong Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Gull Dong Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Gull Dong size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 23 lbs
Female Gull Dong size stats at six months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 23 lbs
12 Months
Male Gull Dong size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Gull Dong size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 52 lbs
18 Months
Male Gull Dong size stats at 18 months
Height: 36 inches Weight: 107 lbs
Female Gull Dong size stats at 18 months
Height: 32 inches Weight: 107 lbs

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