The Jonangi is a native dog breed of India found all along the east coast of India from Bengal to Kanyakumari. The east coast of India has a long history of trade relations with South-East Asia. Therefore it is thought that the ancestors of the Jonangi arrived near Lake Kolleru from South-East Asia in ancient times. He is used for hunting small game as a watchdog and for herding ducks. This is a spunky primitive-type dog that is wary with strangers.