About Top 5 Indian Dog Breeds

About Top 5 Indian Dog Breeds

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Here is everything you should be knowing about top 5 Indian Breeds breeds:

1. Indian Pariah:

indian pariah dog

The Indian Pariah dog breed makes it to the #1 position in the Top 5 Indian Dog Breeds. It is a naturally selected Indian dog breed. This breed is older than 15,000 years and is the progenitors of the Australian dingo.

Having lived on forever, these dog breeds have been the most common parlance to feral dogs living in the human world. Being the first domestic dog breed, they were man's earliest companion. 

The Indian Pariah dog breed has various names like Deshi Kukur, Deshi Kutta, Deshi Kutro.  This dog breed loves socializing with other animals and strangers as well but they are courageous. 

They were mostly found in rural areas where predators like tigers, leopards were common which made India Pariah dog an extremely cautious breed. They make excellent watchdogs and are very protective of their pack/family.

They can easily be trained, love playing fetch and rarely overeat.

 

2. Chippiparai

Chippiparai dog breed

Chippiparai makes to the #2 position amongst the top 5 Indian Dog Breeds. It is a sighthound breed of dog from the south of India and are found near Periyar Lake. This dog breed is a descendant of the Saluki. These dogs are used for hunting wild boars, deer etc. 

These dogs were bred by royal families in Virudhunagar district Tamil Nadu and were kept as a symbol of royalty. These breeds have a fawn, reddish brown, black tinged coat, silver-grey, with very limited or no white markings and long curved tail.

Chippiparai dogs are easy to groom but do no need regular exercise. This is a medium dog, around 25 inches or 63.5 cm at the withers in a recent study males averaged approximately 63.0 cm and females approximately 56.0 cm at the withers.

They get close to one person in the family and can get suspicious of anyone else. They also aren't good with small children and other pets.

Chippiparai dogs remain healthy and are capable enough to cope with harsh weather conditions. But these dog breeds do suffer from cold weather, have a sensitivity to anesthesia and food allergies.

 

3. Rampur Greyhound

rampur greyhound

The breed gets its name from the place of its origin, Rampur, which lies in North India between Delhi and Bareilly. These dogs aren't that popular and also aren't available easily. 

The length from the withers to the base of the tail is about 36 inches, with a chest which is deep but not very wide across the shoulders, and with well-sprung ribs.

Rampur Greyhounds love human companionship, and like most sighthounds tends to keep itself clean and well-groomed. They might appear lazy but can charge when needed.

These dogs are affectionate to their owners and make excellent watch dogs. They require very less or no grooming and can adapt to all weathers. 

They are social dogs and do need regular exercise. Rampur Greyhounds live up to fifteen years, and hereditary illness is rare. But they have been known to develop esophageal achalasia, gastric dilatation volvulus (bloat), and osteosarcoma

 

4. Mudhol Hound / Caravan Hound

Caravan Hound

The Mudhol Hound, also known as Caravan Hound is an Indian breed of dog of the sight hound type. KCI (Kennel Club of India) recognizes this breed as ‘Caravan Hound’ whereas INKC (Indian National Kennel Club) opts for the name ‘Mudhol Hound’.

The Mudhol or Caravan hound has well-defined characteristics. The head is long and narrow, broad between the ears with a tapering muzzle. The jaws are long and powerful, with a scissors bite.

Mudhol Hound is a hard working hound, capable of providing an excellent performance in the field on a consistent basis, under gruelingconditions that would decimate most other dogs.

The breed, if treated with kindness and respect, can be exceptionally loyal. They are not very friendly, and do not like to be touched by strangers.

They are one of the healthiest dogs around and do not require much grooming. 

 

5.  Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam

The Rajapalayam, also known as a Poligar hound, is an Indian Sighthound. It is a large dog, usually measuring about 65–75 cm (25–30 inches) at the withers.

The Rajapalayam was used for hunting wild boar. These dogs make excellent watchdogs. It was believed that they were used to fight against British Cavalry in a few battles.

It needs wide open spaces and is very affectionate and devoted towards its owner, although not always demonstrative.

They are not for first-time pet owners and you will need a lot of patience to train them. These dog breeds arent't good with other dogs and kids.

 

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