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Tangkhul Hui

Information and Pictures

A black dog that has patches of white on his muzzle, neck, chest and legs, with black perk ears that are set wide apart, brown eyes with its pink tongue hanging out. There is a pair of human hands on each side of his shoulders.

Bob the Tangkhul Hui at 15 months old—"Bob is Owned by Mr.Romen Sabungbam from Manipur, India. He is a very obedient , energetic and intelligent dog. He is tolerant of family members, loves to please them, but aloof to strangers. He is a very good guard dog and hunter as well."—Courtesy of Ajit Roy

Other Names
  • Awang Huijao

tang-khul hoo-ee


The short double coat is always solid black or black with some white on the muzzle, legs and underparts. Dogs with the white color on the underparts and legs are usually bigger in size than solid black dogs. The almond-shaped eyes are a dark yellow color. Ears are erect in a right - left direction in around 45 degrees and are sometimes cropped. The tail is medium in length in a flying position and is sometimes docked.


The Tangkhul Hui is a very intelligent and obedient yet fierce dog. This breed learns very quick and is friendly to family members, but aloof to strangers.

Height, Weight

Height: Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Weight: Male: 62-71 pounds (28-32 kg) Female: 55-62 pounds (25-28 kg)

Health Problems

The Tangkhul Hui is a very healthy and hardy breed, with little health problems.

Living Conditions

Can live in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 15 years

Litter Size

About 6 to 8 puppies


The Tangkhul Hui is a spitz type dog. The coat comes in short to medium in length. This breed is a moderate shedder. The longer coat should be brushed twice a week.


The Tangkhul Hui is a hunting dog found in the Urkhul District of Manipur state of India. It is a very rare dog breed which evolved centuries ago, perhaps with amalgamation of Mayanmaar dog breeds around the Indo-Burma border. It specializes in hunting wild boar and other wild animals in n around the jungle areas. It is a folklore saying that the dogs have evolved from an Asiatic black bear. The dog's muzzle has little resemblance to an Asiatic black bear. The Tangkhul Hui is in an endangered state, but many villages of Urkhul disrict have come together to save this rare breed.


Hunting and guarding

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
A smiling boy sitting on a step with a black and white puppy that has perk ears that fold over slightly at the tips in front of him looking to the left next to a green wall.

Bob the Tangkhul Hui as a puppy at about 6 months old with his owner Romen Sabungbam's son—Courtesy of Ajit Roy

A small thick coated black and white puppy with small v-shaped ears that fold down and over to the front with a patch of white on his otherwise black head, white on his chest and legs and a black nose. There are human hands around the dogs neck.

Bob the Tangkhul Hui as a puppy at 3 1/5 months old—Courtesy of Ajit Roy

A black dog with perk ears that are pinned back, a big black nose, white on his chest and paws with black ticking sitting down next to a man sitting on a plastic blue stool who has his arms around the dog. There is a German Shepherd dog behind them.

Bob the Tangkhul Hui at 9 months old with his owner Mr. Romen Saburgbam—Courtesy of Ajit Roy

A man in a red shirt holding the leashes of four black dogs outside of a vets office. Two of the dogs are sitting down and have white on their chests and muzzle and two are standing up and are solid black with cropped ears. The dogs have brown eyes. The words Blue Cross Vet Clinic Singjamei, Chingamathak are overlayed.

A pack of Tangkhul Hui dogs—Courtesy of Ajit Roy

A person holding the leashes to three black and white puppies who are in mid bark.

A litter of Tangkhul Hui puppies—Courtesy of Ajit Roy