Indian Dog Breeds. Most of these breeds are quite unheard of let alone seen by most of the people in India. The fad for international breeds leading to over-breeding of the popular Western breeds has also resulted in some Indian breeds almost becoming extinct. Certain individuals across the country slowly realized this issue and decided to revive many such breeds. Here is a list of 9 breeds that belong to India
One of the many sighthound breeds originating in India, this dog is bred by royal families in Chippiparai near Madurai district Tamil Nadu. Primarily used for hunting boar, deer and hare; it was later kept as a symbol of royalty and dignity.
2. Indian Pariah Dog
The most primitive and ancient breed of dog known to us that belongs to India is this Indian Pariah. A relative of Dingo, this breed has no trace of genetic tweaking or modification from the human side. Owing to this, they share an appearance with various other primitve pariah-type dogs around the world like the Basenji (Africa) , Dingo (Australia), Podengo (Australia) etc.
3. Mudhol/Caravan Hound
Mudhol Hound breed of dogs are used for hunting and guarding in and around Mudhol town of Karnataka. The Mudhol Hound breed is also known as Caravan Hound and In the villages he is known as the Karwani.
4. Rampur Hound
Rampur Greyhound is one of India’s best known dog breed native to the Rampur region of Northern India. The Rampur hound is one of the largest Indian dog with powerful built with strong jaws.
5. Indian Mastiff
Rajapalayam is an Indian Sighthound and purest breed of Indian hunting dogs, used predominantly for hunting wild boar. Rajapalayam is a large milk white colour dog, native to town of Rajapalayam Tamil Nadu.
Gaddi Kutta is a mountain dog found in Himalayas region of northern India,especially in three Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand, and Kashmir. Gaddi Kutta are also called as Indian Panther Hound,used by local shepherds to repulse Snow leopard attacks.
Kanni dog breed was used mainly for hunting found in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Kanni is one of the rare South Indian dog breed famous as extremely faithful and always defend its home and master.