Breed At A Glance: Kombai/Combai - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Kombai/Combai



    • Lifespan: 12–15 years
    • Size: Medium to Large
    • Maintenance Level: Moderate
    • Shed Level: Moderate
    • Temperament: Loyal, Courageous, Independent
    • Best For: Active families, experienced dog owners, those with large yards


    • Weight: 25–30 kg (approx.)
    • Height: 17–25 inches
    • Strong, muscular build, robust bone structure
    • Coat Colours: Usually tan or reddish-brown with black mask


    • Renowned for their loyalty and protective nature
    • Independent and strong-willed, often used as guard dogs
    • Can be affectionate and gentle with familiar people

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Moderate grooming, regular brushing recommended
    • Training: Requires firm, consistent training; early socialisation crucial
    • Diet & Nutrition: High-quality diet with adequate protein
    • Exercise: Needs ample daily exercise and mental stimulation


    • Generally healthy with few genetic health issues
    • Prone to common canine ailments like ear infections, hip dysplasia
    • Well-suited for tropical climates

    Additional Information:

    • Originates from Tamil Nadu, India, traditionally used for hunting and guarding
    • Known for their endurance and agility
    • Strong prey drive, can be aggressive toward other animals if not socialised
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, but best with experienced owners
    • Intelligence: Highly intelligent, responds well to training
    • Exercise Needs: High; requires vigorous daily exercise
    • Compatibility with Indian Climate: Extremely adaptable to Indian weather conditions

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin & Coat Care: Regular brushing to remove loose hair
    • Eye Care: Routine checks to ensure no signs of infection
    • Ear Care: Regular cleaning to prevent wax build-up and infections
    • Nail Trimming: As needed, to prevent overgrowth and discomfort

    Curious to know more? Check out our Kombai guide!

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