Tosa vs Bully Kutta

Compare the Tosa to the Bully Kutta. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Tosas and Bully Kuttas.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Tosa is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Bully Kutta is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - The Tosa is child friendly. The Bully Kutta does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Tosa is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Bully Kutta has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Tosa is an average barker.
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Tosa vs Bully Kutta
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Breed NameTosaBully Kutta
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.8-10 yrs.
Height20-24 in.28-40 in.
Weight90-170 lb149-200 lb
IntelligenceHighBelow Average
History
Origin CountryJapanPakistan
Origin Year1868 AD400 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodBelow Average
Family FriendlyGoodPoor
Kid FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyPoorVery Poor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLow-MediumLow-Medium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow-Medium
Top Running Speed28 mph28 mph
StrengthVery HighHigh-Very High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountMediumMedium-High

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameTosaBully Kutta
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesYes
Family/PackNoNo
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionHighHigh
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingHighHigh
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingAverageVery Low
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionAverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameTosaBully Kutta
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.8-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTosaBully Kutta
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
ApricotYesNo
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
BrindleYesNo
FawnYesNo
RedYesNo
BrownNoYes
WhiteNoYes