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The Purebred Telomian

Information and Pictures

Front view - A black with tan and white Telomian dog laying outside in the shade of an unkempt lawn with a burlap sack in front of it looking to the left with its mouth open and its tongue is sticking out.

Momo the Telomian at 7 months old from Malaysia—"Momo is an active and playful female dog. She likes to bark at toads. She jumps all around my yard catching grasshoppers."

Other Names
  • Malaysian Telomian

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The Telomian comes in both a short and a wiry coat. Colors include black and white, tan and white, Sable and white, with large patches of color. The breed can come with or without a black mask.


The Telomian is athletic and sturdy. A friendly dog that gets along well with both children and adults, including strangers. This breed does not bark, but rather makes howling sounds.

Height, Weight

Height: 15–19 inches (38–48 cm)
Weight: 18–28 pounds (8–13 kg)

Health Problems

Generally a healthy breed.

Living Conditions

The Telomian will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. It is very active indoors and a small yard will do.


The Telomian needs vigorous daily exercise. This breed needs a long daily walk.

Life Expectancy

About 12-14 years

Litter Size

About 5-8 puppies


The short coat of the Telomian requires little grooming, whereas the wiry coat needs to be brushed a little more. This breed is an average shedder.


This rare breed originated in Malaysia, the Telomian dog can be found in its purest form in isolated villages in the in the rainforests of the Malay Peninsula near the Telom River.



  • APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
The left side of a brown with white and black Telomian dog standing across a green rug looking down to the right and its mouth is slightly open.

Meet Belle! Belle is 1 ½ years old in this photo.

Front side view - A brown with white and black Telomian puppy is laying across a cloth that is next to a house and it is looking forward.

This is Belle at only 8 weeks of age.

Close up - A brown with white and black Telomian is laying in a green and white lawn chair on top of a folded blanket looking forward.

Belle the Telomian dog relaxing

Close up front view - Top down view of a brown with white and black Telomian dog sitting across a carpeted surface, it is looking up and forward. It has perk ears, a black nose and wide dark eyes.

This is Belle when she was 3 ½ years old.

A brown with white and black Telomian dog standing under a table with its head level to its body and it is looking forward. The dogs front legs are shorter than its back legs.

Peek-a-boo! Belle the Telomian dog under the table.