Mudhol Hound Dog
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Mudhol Hound dogs are also known as Pissouri Hound or Lahori Hound. These dogs are mainly distributed in Bagalkot and Vijayapur districts of Karnataka. Estimated population is about1500. They are strongly built, having high stamina and endurance. Body is symmetrical with elegant and lean look. Coat colours include mainly white, brown, patchy, brindle, black, fawn along with spotted. Head is proportionately small. Skull is long and narrow. Eyes are dark brown or hazel coloured, oval and obliquely placed. Ears are medium, thin, triangular and set high. Chest is long and deep. Abdomen is well tucked. The tail is long, tapering, slightly curved. Height at wither ranges from 73 to 80 cm in males, and 61 to 74 cm in females. Adult body weight ranges from 21 to 40 kg. Gait of Mudhol Hound, with aerodynamic body gives an effortless stride, giving flying appearance. Mudhol Hound dogs are used as guarding and shepherding. These dogs are also high in obedience and easier to train.