Before we begin, a message from all the dogs barking at us to relay to you, our readers…
Woof – woofwoof – woooooooooof…woo-woofwoof!
Is it a threat? A promise? A deal? Or just a goodbye?
We will perhaps never know, we don’t know dog language here in our office, one did, but she was let go!
People are only taking up the foreign breed, which hurts all of us.
How? The many foreign breeds like the Siberian Huskies and Saint Bernard, ARE NOT MADE FOR THE HOT INDIAN ENVIRONMENT!
The tropical climate of ours, the humid atmosphere and the myriads of singing competition programs – are causing a great deal of health problems in these foreign breeds!
This is why we are here to show you the equally appealing majesticity of our own Indian dog breeds that don’t have any problems with our climate, humidity and singing competition programs!
1. Rajapalayam Dogs
This is a hound. What’s a hound? Well they are not to be kept as your usual home mascot. They need to be moved around, given orders and require strict masters.
They are guard dogs, developed in the town of Rajyapalam of Tamil Nadu, they were only accompanied by royalties, back when royalties were a thing.
And boy, it is a huge dog, measuring around 25 to 30 inches towards the withers (dogs’ height is measured by the distance of their shoulder blades from the ground, any ground.)
It is a heavy boned dog with Milky White body and Pink Nose, lovely innit? However the whiter mutations of dogs usually have a higher tendency to be deaf!
But that doesn’t matter to a dog, especially this one, it’s a site hound, relies on eyes for all the hunting and fun however it can be turned into a scent hound as well with little training!
Currently, a favorite of our Indian army to patrol around Kashmir borders, this is for the tough guys in uniform.
2. Rampur Greyhound
The Rampur Greyhound is a native breed from the Rampur region falling between Delhi and Bareily in Northern India.
It’s a sight hound, and these particular animals are the superheroes of dogs, built with exceptional endurances and able to cross great distances. It was a test of courage and honor among royalties if their Rampur hound could take down a Golden jackal all on its own. They were used to control the jackal population back in the days and were even used to hunt for lions, tigers and panthers – wow.
They are human friendly, in fact too friendly, so much so they can hurt the uninitiated in their play fun.
They are one person dog, so if you are a lumberjack living alone in a jungle fighting off the rampaging monsters and invading aliens to protect your garden and unknowingly thus, our planet.
Get this dog man!
Another royalty favored dog breed, good lord, there are so many loved dogs out there, and so less loved of us…
Shudder at that, puny mortals.
Anyway, discomforting laws of realties aside we must say this dog has earned the love it has got, bred by the royal families of Chippiparai of the Madurai district in Tamil Nadu – this is a sighthound.
A hunting dog used to go after hares, deers and boars. It’s a tough middle sized dog with a length of 65 cm at withers. It has a small coat of fur which makes it less prone to fleas and ticks.
A good dog for Indian homes and families with a little training, it loves human companionship, loves exercising and moving around a lot.
A very intelligent breed and a very good watch dog, it needs less to no vet care. Although cold weather does make it a bit slow and a bit ill.