Telomians are extremely intelligent and adaptable dogs. They have a strong prey instinct and enjoy running and playing so they enjoy games that require this skill such as searching for a treat and any type of chasing game like fetch, frisbees, chasing balls, etc.
The Telomian is an extremely alert breed. They have an unusually high intuition for danger (most likely a trait developed living the jungles of Malaysia) and will alert their owner of any possible threat that makes them feel uneasy. This trait makes them an extremely effective watch dog.
Telomians have a unique howling sound instead of a bark (similar to the Basenji and the New Guinea Singing Dog).
Since Telomians were bred from wild dogs, they aren't as fully domesticated as many modern dogs. Because of this, it's important that puppies have as much interaction time with people as possible (starting at four to five weeks of age). Telomians who are introduced to people too late will remain independent and distant from their owners and will be unable to adjust to new situations.
Once a Telomian is socialized they become very loving dogs with a strong desire to please their master. Their charming personality and obedience will win the heart of every Telomian owner. If not, then their unique ability to make faces and use their paws as hands will set them apart from other dogs.
Unlike other dogs, Telomians can fend for themselves and will often catch small prey to eat if they are unfed by their masters.