Dogar is a 'zamindar' community historically found in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. They are agricultural people who became owners of land in the relatively arid central area where cultivation required vigorous work. Dogar tribe is of Turkish origin which settled in the sub-continent after the 13th century.
In the late 17th century, the Dogars in the faujdari of Lakhi Jangal, in Multan, were among the tribes that challenged the authority of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
The Dogar are referred to in Waris Shah's well-known story, Heer Ranjha.