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Dog Breeds of India

Dog Breeds of India

Dog breeds that you often see in India basically fall under any of the two categories. One category includes Indian Dog breeds and the other includes non-Indian dog breeds. The non Indian dog breeds are one whose country of origin and development is not India. Dog breeds listed below are the ones that belong to India.

Indian Dog Breeds

Rampur Hound

Rampur Hound is one of those Dog breeds who loves human companionship and is well adjusted to other dogs. It has clean habits. They may appear lazy but will charge if needed. The animal was very popular about 100 years back when the Pathan traders used to carry them to Rajputana, Central India and lower Bengal. This breed was used as a popular hunter an appropriate day was chosen and intimated to all hunters.


This Dog breeds looks like a miniature Great Dane. Rajapalyam have powerful, muscular and heavy build. It is a typically boar hound which was used for hunting wild boar and hare. The dog needs plenty of freedom and space. If you properly trained the dog, they make excellent guard dogs.

Caravan Hound

The Afghans, Mongols, Persians and the Arabs brought many hounds like the Afghan and the Saluki when they came to India. The Caravan Hound probably owed its ancestry to these dog breeds. They were called so because they used to travel along with the caravans from place to place. This breed of dog was usually selectively by the villagers to withstand the weather, hunt or immune to many diseases and has plenty of stamina. They are very alert and keen.

Mudhol Hound

Mudhol Hound is a hardy dog and a keen sight hound. But it has an independent temperament and the male has a tendency to attack at times. Mudhol Hound is obliquely placed. They give the dog an intelligent expression. It is a dog that needs plenty of exercise and movement. It can’t be managed in confined areas. They are ideally used for racing and hunting, though they make good companion and guard dogs.


The Chippiparai is a native hound to Southern India particularly the district of Thanjavur. This a one dog breed which does not like to be petted fed by anyone other than its master or handler. It has an independent mind. Chippiparai has a compact streamlined body built for chasing game. It needs very little grooming and enjoys the outdoors. Its food requirements are very minimal. It is very hardy and resistant to climate change.

In recent times, many dog breeds have come up in India. With a tropical climate in India, it is not easy to raise a large variety of dog breeds. If you are thinking of owning a non-Indian dog breed, you can consider above listed Indian dog breeds as well. The above listed five dog breeds to can be a great companion.


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