Here is an easy guide to help you know the different types of dogs, places to find dogs for sale in Kenya, and types of dogs used by police. Dogs are not only pets but can also act as a great companion offering optimal security.
Kenya is one of the countries that treasure dog rearing business. So many species have been preserved from extinction through breeding. Bred dogs for sale come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Normally dogs are categorized into 3 including;
- Small sized dog breeds
- Medium sized dog breeds
- Large sized dog breeds
When looking for dogs for sale in Kenya Nairobi, it is advisable not to judge the dogs by their looks or adorable features they poses but keep in mind some key benefits and functionality of the dogs as discussed below.
10 Popular Types Of Dogs Breed For Sale In Kenya
There are numerous Breeds of Dogs for sale in Kenya. Some of the popular types of dogs in Kenya include:
1. German Shepherd Dog
The Germany Shepherd originated from ancient Germany in the 1800. The dog was bred from the most obedient, responsive and intelligent dog types mainly for herding. Germany Shephard is one of the best police dogs that presents with a large body size, can stand up to 26 inches shoulder high and has a great speed.
The German shepherd dog is ranked with unique characters such as having high:
- Ability to follow command,
- Defense of loved ones.
2. Belgian Malinois Dog
The dog was originally bred in the Northwest of Belgium, in Malines City with the purpose of herding. The males weigh between 60 and 80 pounds and the female weighs between 40-60 pounds and they can live between 14 to 16 years.
Belgian Malinois is distinguished by its character of being:
3. Labrador Retriever Dog
Labrador Retriever is a breed of Canadian fishing dogs that were imported and first bred at Newfoundland, United Kingdom. The males weigh29-36kg while the females weigh 25-32 kg. The dogs can be of different colors such as black. Chocolate, yellow and have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
Labrador Retriever breed is characterized by its outstanding characters such as;
- Even Tempered.
4. Bloodhound Dog
Bloodhound was first bred Scotland, France, United Kingdom and Belgium to hunt wild boars, dears and Track down people. The males weigh about 41-50 kg while the female 36- 41kg, they have a life expectancy of 10-12 years and they come in colors red, Black and tan, liver and tan.
The Bloodhound is characterized by its nature of being;
- Even Temperedness
- Have a strong sense of smell
5. Golden Retriever Dog
Golden Retriever was originally bred in from a Rusian Tracker dog and several other dog species in Glen Affric in Scotland, England and the United Kingdom in 1850, for retrieving short waterfowl such as upland game birds during hunting. The males weigh 30-34 kg while females weigh 25-32 kg and have a life expectancy of 10-12 years. They come in golden, light golden, dark golden and cream colors.
Golden Retriever can be:
- High sense of confidence,
- Tolerant to its inhabitants.
6. Chihuahua Dog
Chihuahua are the type of dogs small- sized that were originally bred in Chihuahua, Mexico, USA from a Techichi type of breed. The Breed is of two types the long coat and the smooth coat (short haired) with kilograms varying from 1.5-3 kg. The come in all colors a part from merle and they can live from 12 to 20 years.
Chihuahua are identified by their:
- Commitment nature,
- Quick response,
- Courageous nature.
7. Rottweiler Dog
Rottweiler Is a police dog that was bred in Germany with purposes of serving in the military, pulling butcher’s carts, driving animals to the market and they guarded homes. The big dogs have a life expectancy of 8-10 years and comes in colors; tan, Black and Mahogany with males weighing 50-60 kg and feamales35- 48 kg.
Rottweilers are characterized as:
8. Siberian Husky Dog
Siberian Husky’s original breed was from Chukchi, Peninsula, East of Siberia before 1908.The dog is a medium size and comes in colors White, Black Gray & White, Black & Tan, Black & White, Grey, Red & White, Sable & White and Silver-gray. The males Husky dogs weigh 54-60 kg while the females, 50-56kg and they have a life expectancy of 12- 15 years.
Siberian Husky is can be said to be:
9. Great Dane Dog
Great Danes dogs were first bred in Germany from in the 1980s and were owned by high class families as guard dogs and sports dogs. The males weigh 54-90 kg and while females weigh 45-59kg and they come in colors; Black, Blue, Fawn, Brindle, Mantle and Harlequin.
Great Danes are:
- Devoted, F
10. T9 Dogs
The African wild dog, also referred to as the T9 dog, is mostly found in East African Countries. The dog is distinct from other breeds by its size as it is smaller and bares a much darker sported coat. The dogs are preferred dead by the local people due to their dangerous nature.
As a result they have been hosted in National Game Reserves and conservations to protect them from extinction. The T9s dogs were once trained as war dogs during the dictatorial reign of the Ugandan President, Idi Amin Dada. They are extremely aggressive and some can cause rabbis when they bite humans of other dogs.
Types of Dogs Used by Police.
- The German Shepherd
- Dutch Shepherd
- Belgian Malinois
Dogs for Sale Kenya
a. Dogs For Sale In Karen
|Karen Provision Store||020 3882252||Next Karen Barclays Bank, Karen Close, Off Ngong Road|
|Masterpawk9s||0720 014561||Karen Rd, Nairobi|
b. Dogs For Sale In Mombasa
|Petzone Nyali||0700 111100||Nyali Centre Behind Super Cosmetics|
|Petzone Likoni||0753 717717||Likoni Mall, Mombasa|
c. Dogs For Sale In Kenya
|German Shepherd Puppies||0790 600611||Kilimani Opp. Green house on Ngong rd|
|Friends K9 Petstore||0721 462171||The Point Mall Buruburu|
|Petworld Kenya||0723 371539||New Muthaiga Mall, Thigiri Road|
|Nairobi Pet House||0720 499454||Nairobi|
|Petsasa Kenya||0114 560668|
|Njogit Breeders||0720 733017||Utalii Ln, Nairobi|
|Acacia Pedigree Kennels||0722 173068|
|Milele Kennels||0721 668877||Kibichiku, Getathuru Rd, Nairobi City|
|Kenya Society for the Protection & Care of Animals||0733 571125||Lang’ata Road Nairobi KE|
|German Shepherd Puppies on a sale||0712 299069||Bypass, Ruiru, Kiambu|
|PetStore Kenya||0795 350292||Kaptagat Road Mashiara Park|
|Kiunadogs||0721 982203||Thiongo Rd, Nairobi|
|Dade pets||0713 154345||Ruiru|
|Kim’s Dog Farm||0711 391811||park ave, Golf Ave, mugutha|
|Zewal Kennels||0722 831680|
|The Royal Pets||0708 696992||Geoffrey Luruti Road, 1st N Ave, Nairobi|
|Pet House Kenya||0777 113991||Tropical Towers, Suite CF, Ground Floor Komo Lane off, Wood Ave, Nairobi|
|Hatari Security Services – Security Firm | Company||0726 952403||22921, Hatari House, Rhapta Road, Nairobi|
|Aquamart and Pets Shop||0735 330084||Nairobi City, Kenya|
|Greenstone puppies||+27 83 287 8707||Nairobi City, Kenya|
Dogs can be rated as pets and for work. Not every dog can be trained as a police dog. The above-mentioned Dog breeds, are a selection of the best dogs among the police dogs. Although the dogs are of different colors, sizes, shapes and with uniquely characters, they undergo same training. Some of the roles the dogs are taught include; Drug sniffing, rescuing, protection.