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Have you experienced a kind of unbridled joy of giving an animal a home and raising them like family? That's how it feels to raise an Indie. Indies date back to over 150 years ago and are a mix of several different breeds. Indies do not have a defined history and have very little evidence on why they were originally bred - whilst some used them for guarding, others used them for herding and companionship. In short, this is a versatile do-it-all breed that has very recently started to gain popularity amongst dog parents across India.

From what is known, Indies are a hardy, independent breed that can live almost anywhere. They are excellent at guarding, require little to no grooming, are easy to train, and above all, are perfect for novice dog parents. Known for their loyalty, courage, and affection, Indies are the A dogs of the canine world.

Have you experienced a kind of unbridled joy of giving an animal a home and raising them like family? That's how it feels to raise an Indie. Indies date back to over 150 years ago and are a mix of several different breeds. Indies do not have a defined history and have very little evidence on why they were originally bred - whilst some used them for guarding, others used them for herding and companionship. In short, this is a versatile do-it-all breed that has very recently started to gain popularity amongst dog parents across India.

From what is known, Indies are a hardy, independent breed that can live almost anywhere. They are excellent at guarding, require little to no grooming, are easy to train, and above all, are perfect for novice dog parents. Known for their loyalty, courage, and affection, Indies are the A dogs of the canine world.

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Medium

Height

40 - 55 cm

weight

15 - 30 kg

Life Expectancy

12 - 15 years

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Medium

Height

40 - 55 cm

Weight

15 - 30 kg

Life Expectancy

12 - 15 years

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Couch potato

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a moderate job/activity

Easy To Train

Easy Peasy - Eager to please!

Child-Friendly

Good with children

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Couch Potato

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a moderate job/activity

Easy To Train

Easy Peasy - Eager to please!

Child-Friendly

Good with children

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

Indies are very hardy and have no known diseases that they are particularly susceptible to. However, like with any other breed, a high-quality diet and sufficient exercise is a must to keep them healthy. When it comes to Indies, feeding isn't a task. They do well on almost every diet as long as it is balanced, nutritious, wholesome, and tasty. In certain cases, however, Indies that are adopted from the streets often find themselves deficient in essential vitamins and minerals owing to the lack of availability of quality food.

Consequently, it is best to take your Indie to a vet to help draw up the best dog food for indie dogs that have experienced this situation. Furthermore, a thorough veterinary check-up can also check for other deficiencies, allergens, and underlying diseases.

The ease of grooming an Indie depends on the length of their coat. Long, curly, and wired coated Indies require daily brushing and de-shedding, whereas short-coated Indies require weekly brushing and bi-weekly de-shedding.

In addition to this, all Indies require a weekly ear and teeth cleaning. 

Indies require a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of daily aerobic exercise to keep their mind and body healthy. Since they are a versatile breed, no exercise is difficult or unenjoyable for an Indie.

Indies particularly love fetch, swimming, running, cycling, flyball, and agility - notice that all of these activities require you to be in them, which means as long as you're there, every activity is fun. 

Indies are very hardy and have no known diseases that they are particularly susceptible to. However, like with any other breed, a high-quality diet and sufficient exercise is a must to keep them healthy. When it comes to Indies, feeding isn't a task. They do well on almost every diet as long as it is balanced, nutritious, wholesome, and tasty. In certain cases, however, Indies that are adopted from the streets often find themselves deficient in essential vitamins and minerals owing to the lack of availability of quality food.

Consequently, it is best to take your Indie to a vet to help draw up the best dog food for indie dogs that have experienced this situation. Furthermore, a thorough veterinary check-up can also check for other deficiencies, allergens, and underlying diseases.

The ease of grooming an Indie depends on the length of their coat. Long, curly, and wired coated Indies require daily brushing and de-shedding, whereas short-coated Indies require weekly brushing and bi-weekly de-shedding.

In addition to this, all Indies require a weekly ear and teeth cleaning. 

Indies require a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of daily aerobic exercise to keep their mind and body healthy. Since they are a versatile breed, no exercise is difficult or unenjoyable for an Indie.

Indies particularly love fetch, swimming, running, cycling, flyball, and agility - notice that all of these activities require you to be in them, which means as long as you're there, every activity is fun. 

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Beagle

Boxer

Daschund

Dobermann

German Shepherd

Golden Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Pug

Rottweiler

Shih Tzu

Bengal Cat

Himalayan Cat

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Maine Coon Cat

Persian Cat

Siamese Cat