Mangaluru: Would you shell out Rs one crore on a special breed of Korean dog ? I bet you would go in for a nice house or a good bungalow for that price, rather than invest such large money on a pet dog. But not in the case of Satish, who is breeder and also the President of Indian Dog Breeders’ Association, who will be first one to import the first Korean Dosa Mastiff to India, at a price of Rs 1 crore. Not just one, Satish will be owning two such dogs (one male and one female) at Rs 1 crore each, and they are being flown from Bejing-China, to reach Bengaluru tomorrow.
Speaking to media persons, Satish had said that finally his dream of owning such dogs have come true after waiting for nearly 20 years. He had been in constant touch with Chinese dog breeder, till he heard from him that his Korean Mastiff had littered, and he quickly booked two puppies, one male and one female.
It is also learnt that Satish not only has spent Rs 1 crore each on these two Korean breed dogs, but he has also rented a Rolls Royce car and has borrowed his friend’s Range Rover to transport each of these dogs in the two separate vehicles, from Bengaluru International airport to his house in Banashankari II stage- Bengaluru, when they arrive from Bejing-China on Wednesday.
And since these dogs are shipped from a chilly place, Satish has made arrangement to keep these dogs in air-conditioned room till they get adjust to the climate in Bengaluru. Earlier Satish had imported a Tibetan Mastiff dog costing him Rs 65 lakh, but the Korean Mastiff will be his most expensive at present.
About Korean Dosa Mastiff :
The Korean Dosa Mastiff is also known as Korean Mastiff, Mee Kyun Dosa and Dosagyeon. It is a large and the heaviest dog breed that originated in Korea. It has a typical heavily wrinkled body and sluggish gait. It has a well balanced, gladiator like appearance that will seldom fail to get second glances, not only for its massive size but also for its shiny, very impressive and eye-catching red, orange or brown coat. This breed was developed to be a working dog in 1800s from Asian and European working breeds. This large and massive dog stands between 23 to 30 inches and weighs between 145-185 lbs.
It has a typical mastiff appearance with large head and heavily wrinkled body. Wide muzzle is square shaped and leads to a broad black nose. Broad ears are soft to touch and hang close to the head. Eyes are medium in size, set wide apart and are dark in colour. It has a rectangular shaped body. The short stocky neck is very muscular and covered with loose skin that forms dewlaps. Long and muscular shoulders are sloping. Back is broad and strong with well muscled loin. Wide round chest is deep.
Thick and wide tail is set slightly lower than the top line. In action, the tail is raised just above the back. When the dog is at rest, the tail either hangs down straight or forms an “S” shape. Characteristically, the skin is loose all over the body and forms wrinkles on head and neck. But sadly, this breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.
Preferred coat colours for this dog are dark brown and liver red to mahogany. White markings on chest are acceptable but considered disqualification if present any where else. The short, silky and shiny coat is easy to groom. Despite its fearsome and intimidating appearance, the Korean Dosa Mastiff is in fact a very sweet natured and gentle dog breed. A dignified, noble and loving dog, the Korean Dosa Mastiff forms an strong bond with its master and family and likes to be a huge lap dog.
The dog is very affectionate, gentle and kind to children, gets along well with other dogs and pets in the family but reserved around strangers. Its tendency to lean on its favorite people makes it unsuitable around small children without supervision as it may step on or inadvertently knock them over due to its huge size.
It is a rather indolent dog that will fit into an apartment life due to low activity levels. This dog can be a very good walking or strolling companion.
(Inputs from TOI) Note : Pictures for Illustration only