What breed are Indonesians


The Kintamani is an archetypal dog, is one of the top dogs and is not recognized by the FCI. He comes from Bali, Indonesia, and is certainly one of the rare dog breeds represented in Europe.

  • Country of origin: Indonesia, Bali
  • Weight males: 15-17 kg
  • Weight bitch: 13-15 kg
  • Height males: 45 - 55 cm
  • Height bitches: 40 - 50 cm
  • FCI standard: not recognized

The Kintamani

The Kintamani has its origins in the 15th century. According to tradition, the breed is the result of a mating of local street dogs and a Chow Chow. However, this legend is wrong. Because studies that appeared in the Journal of Heredity refute the legend. Not street dogs but feral Balinese dogs can be found in the genetic studies as the origin.

In 1985, the first dog show took place in Indonesia, in which Kintanamis also took part.


The breed standard is defined in PERKIN * 2012. Accordingly, it is a medium-sized, spitz-like dog. Its white, dense, medium-length fur has a lot of undercoat. The region around the ears has a special visual feature. These should be colored from light beige to orange.

His shoulder height in males is 45-55 cm. Kintamani bitches are only slightly smaller and reach 40-50 cm. The weight is 15-17 kg in males. Bitches weigh around 13-15 kilograms.


The Kintanami is Indonesia's first pedigree dog. Since 2005 there have been efforts to have the dog breed recognized by the FCI. The AKU (Asian Kennel Union) recognized the breed in 2012 and is close to the FCI.

Essence & character

Really not much is known about the Kintanami here. In his homeland, however, he is very popular and is kept as a family dog. He is considered a peaceful and intelligent house dog. He is said to have great loyalty to his family, as well as being intelligent, bold, and good-natured.

* PERKIN (breed association Perkumpulan Kinologi Indonesia), represents Indonesia in the FCI.