Indonesian breeds originating from the mountains of Kintamani, Bali. This is a dog that has the properties of the brave and loyal to her employer. Not one person because a lot of care of these properties. Kintamani dog is usually used as guard dogs because of a very high guard. Hairy dog has a wide range of colors, including white slightly reddish, smooth black, brown, and dark brown. One of the famous Indonesian band group ‘Shaggy Dog’ Kintamani dog make it as one of their song titles.
In 1981 a veterinarian named Pudji Rahardjo try to observe the presence of kintamani dogs and seen any type of dogs that is in Bali, the long-haired dogs like wolves, short-haired athletic dog, and dogs are a combination of both. In addition, there are also one of the dog cynolog came from the Netherlands, Dra Wenny E Groenewegen Ressang DVM, who accidentally following the tasks her husband in Bali and are interested to seeing the dogs in Bali.
The combination of research ideas Pudji and Wenny Ressang are then fused and find something interesting about the dogs in Bali. Then both of these experts around the island Bali to take notes and observe the presence of dogs kintamani in Bali in 1984. Observations prove that the dog is long-haired and fluffy white dominated kintamani dog population in Bali. In the beginning the opinion of two experts, but they still got the disagreement try to express something they have observed. The opinions of the two experts began to unfold after they succeeded in proving that the special characteristics of the kintamani dogs was maintained and carried by his descendants.
In the Netherlands, Wenny Ressang continuing observation and research on this dog with bring his kintamani dogs to breed and researched to produce the same phenotype with native dogs used as the forerunner research. The existence of kintamani dogs in Bali or outside Bali even outside Indonesia has received a wide attention for fans of dogs because the research conducted by Wenny Ressang. Kintamani dog now has spread many European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Norway, and Sweden. Also a lot in America and Australia.
Kintamani Dogs entered in group 5 in the FCI grouping system because it has the characteristics of Spitz dogs and primitive types such as Chow Chow, Basenji, and Samoyed.
Height Kintamani Dogs is 45 cm to 55 cm for male dogs and female dogs 40 cm to 45 cm. Weight Kintamani dogs is 15 kg – 17 kg for male dogs. While for female dog around 13 kg – 15 kg.
Fur color mostly specific white, bit of reddish with maroon color or often called beige color on tip of the ear, tail and feathers on the back of the thigh. Other colors are smooth black and tan with a black muzzle, pigmentation of the skin, nose, lips, eyelids, scrotum, anus and feet are black or dark brown.
Kintamani dogs traits brave, agile, wary and suspicious high enough. This dog is a reliable guard dog, a good servant of the owners, loyal to their owners entire family and not forget the owners or caregivers. This dog like attacking another dog or animal that enters their territory and also scratching the ground as a place of refuge. Kintamani dog move freely, lightweight and flexible.
These results come despite observable facts about the Kintamani Dog that make them more similar to breeds from elsewhere and which set them apart from the average village dog; facts which had lent credence to a local folk belief that the breed originated 600 years ago from a Chinese Chow Chow brought from abroad.
The Kintamani looks something like a mix between the Samoyed and a Malamute. They have long hair, a broad face, a flat forehead, and flat cheeks like Chinese dogs such as the Chow Chow and are amenable to life as a pet. Whilst many live much the same kind of life as an average village dog, they dig holes to nest their young and some live in small caves among the boulders around Kintamani. They are locally considered good-looking dogs are more often sought after as good pets. The Kintamani dog is gentle around people, yet retains enough assertive behavior to render it a noteworthy (but not vicious) watchdog.
The most desired coat color is white with apricot-tipped ears. Breeders often confine the dogs to cold dark caves near the Kintamani volcano, insisting it an essential step in developing the thick white coat. However, other coat colors, such as black, are accepted. Other common fur colors include beige.
The withers height of the female Kintamani dog is 40–50 cm, 45–55 cm for the male, about the same as the stature of the Bali street dog. The desired physical traits of the Kintamani dog include erect ears, forwardly curved tail held at the midline, medium to longhaired coat, almond-shaped brown eyes, and black skin pigment.
Bali street dogs come in many colors and coat patterns, and they are almost always shorthaired and straight- to curve- tailed. Both still whelp in burrows dug into the earth, a feral dog trait. However,
A fiercely independent breed, Kintamanis can be aggressively territorial while at the same tender and affectionate with their own families. While most dog breeds are disinclined to climbing and heights, Kintamanis will climb across roofs and spend parts of the day happily installed sitting or sleeping atop a garden wall. They are light-footed and move freely, smoothly and lithely, and will bark when confronted with an unfamiliar sound or sight. Kintamani dog are very familiar to its owner and family.