National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Rajapalayam dog is mainly distributed in Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu. These dogs are medium in size with compact body. Coat color is white. Skin, nostrils and eyelids are pink. Eyes are golden. Height at wither ranges from 55 to 72 cm in males and 38-70 in females. Adult body weight ranges 14 to 32 Kg. Rajapalayam dogs are utilized for guarding of farm and farm houses. These possess the attributes of high obedience and easy trainability. Barking is medium pitched. Estimated population is 3000-4000.