The Rajapalayam also known as the Polygar Hound or Indian Ghost Hound is a southern Indian dog breed. It was the constant companion, boar hunter and guard of the royalty and aristocracy in Southern India, particularly in its namesake town of Rajapalayam in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu. Four commemorative postage stamps were issued on 9 January 2005 by India Post for four breeds (sic.) i.e. Himalayan Sheepdog, Rampur Hound, Mudhol Hound (Face value Rs. 5 each) and Rajapalayam (Face value Rs. 15). This dog is known to live up to 12 years of age.
Also known as
This breed is also called Paleiyakaran, Poligar Hound, Polygar Hound, Rajapalayam as well as Rajapalayam Dog.
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