An excellent livestock herding dog, the Nepalese is also a capable guardian and hunter. Due to its protective instincts and distrust of strangers, this impressive Molosser is better suited for rural environments than city life. Apart from the difference in coat type, both the Himalayan and the Ganges Plain variant are identical in terms of colours, size and temperament.
Most dogs are black, grey, brown or black-n-tan, usually with white markings on the chest, feet and tail. The average height is around 28 inches.