The ancient Vikhan Dog comes from the Chitral region of North-Western Pakistan, where it is still employed as a sheep herder and protector, as well as an excellent leopard hunting dog, due to its immense speed and fierce personality. It also makes a formidable property watchdog. Related to other Molossers of the region, the Vikhan is often described as a "giant Collie", due to its profuse coat, which is used as a wool substitute in Pakistan.
This large, muscular and lean working breed posseses a fearless temperament and great intelligence. It is, however, very territorial and aggressive, needing careful socialization from an early age.
The rich coat comes in solid shades of black, brown, red and fawn, but multicoloured dogs are quite common. Average height is around 26 inches.