Kintamani (dog)

  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds

Indonesia, Bali

Nanjing Kintamani Bali

Males: 45-55 cm, Bitches: 40-50 cm

Dogs: 15-17 kg, Bitches: 13-15 kg

The Kintamani is a dog breed from Bali, which is very closely related to the living there as a street dog pariah dogs. The Kintamani takes its name from Kintamani, a region in Bangli district on the crater rim of Batur volcano.

History and recognition as a breed

The Kintamani is a popular house dog under Balinese and it is believed that the breed originated in the region around the village of Kintamani, where she lives along with the street dogs of Bali. According to folklore tradition is the origin of the breed in the 15th century and began with a Chow Chow, who belonged to a wealthy Chinese. This man is said to have settled in the mountainous region of Kintamini and have married into the family of King Jaya Pangus. His Chow Chow is supposed to have mated with local dogs themselves, according to tradition, whereby the Kintamani to have originated. However, this legend is certainly wrong. According to genetic studies of Kintamani from the wild dogs of Bali has developed and is not due to a mixing with Chow Chows. Although the Balinese street dogs have a higher variety of external characteristics as the Kintamani, a total of all the features of Kintamani in the population of feral dogs Balinese are available. The appearance of the Kintamani is associated with the entertainment habits of the farmers of the Kintamini region. Females, probably those that steerable and were of the desired type, were held by local farmers and sold her puppies. Females were allowed freely to mate with the males of the region, making the selection to a particular look mainly affected females, unlike most modern Western breeds, dating back to only a few founder individuals and where the influence of a few males was excessive.

1985 saw the first dog show held in Indonesia, were presented at the Kintamanis. The Kintamani is of the breed association Perkumpulan Kinologi Indonesia recognized ( PERKIN ) ( The All Indonesia Kennel Club ) and presented as the National Breed ( National race). PERKIN represents Indonesia in the FCI. Since at least 2005, there are efforts to obtain recognition of the breed by the FCI. On 18 February 2006, a breed standard was adopted by the PERKIN, took place on 23 February 2012 in Manila, the recognition of the breed by the Asian Kennel Union, an association of Asian FCI member organizations. The Kintamani is now Indonesia's first breed dog.


Breed Standard of the PERKIN 2012

The Kintamani is a medium sized dog of Spitz type, which is only slightly longer than high, the ratio of shoulder height to length is 11: 10

He has a thick medium length white fur with a woolly undercoat, ears edges it should be beige to orange. The neck and the shoulders, the coat is longer and forms a sort of collar, which is more pronounced in dogs than bitches. The bushy tail is carried over the back. The head is broad with a moderate stop, the nose dark brown to black, the ears are triangular and erect facing forward. The eyes are oval and brown or black pigmented her eyelids dark.

The Kintamani has round strong feet, the legs are of the front and rear considered parallel. His movements are agile and easy.


While IK Puja and others in the description of the emerging breed Kintamani on the second International Conference on Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics in Utrecht, Netherlands, 14 - 16th October 2004 represent that white with Apricot is the preferred color on the ears edges, but other coat colors such as black would be accepted, is enshrined in the first PERKIN - breed standard from 2006 white as coat color. The coat should be white with reddish tips of ears, tail and hind legs. Colors other than White are classified as negative errors.

Nature and use

The Kintamani is a common pet in Bali. He is described as intelligent, daring, good-natured and very loyal to his family. The default of 2012 shows him as a companion dog ( companion dog ).