The Rajapalayam, also known as a Poligar hound, is an Indian Sighthound dog. It was the companion 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. 5).
Also known as
This breed is also called Paleiyakaran, Poligar Hound as well as Rajapalayam Dog.
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