Chippiparai

Summary

The Chippiparai is a sighthound breed of dog from the south of India. It is Solid and single coloured version of indigenous Hound dog of Tamil Nadu, today it is found in the area around Periyar Lake while Black and tan, black and sable versions are called as Kanni. It is used primarily for hunting small rabbits, forest pig, deer but after the hunting regulation act passed by the Indian government, know they are being used for dog racing and show breed.but even know this dog are used for catching rabbits in small villages near forest and mountain in south India. It is also used for guarding the home. Bred by royal families in Chippiparai, Virudhunagar district Tamil Nadu, it was kept as a symbol of royalty and dignity mostly in Tirunelveli,thenkasi,Kagzhu malai and Madurai .it also known for it speed and loyalty to owners.

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