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Pashmi Hound

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The Pashmi Hound is identical in features to the Caravan Hound, except that it has hair growth on the tail, ears, and the underside near the chest and belly. Also, overall the coat is slightly hairy when compared to the smooth coat of the Caravan Hound.

Below is a brief of the Caravan Hound:
The Afghans, Pathans, Mongols, Persians,  and the Arabs brought through the Khyber pass many hounds like the Afghan and the Saluki when they came into India. The Caravan Hound probably owed its ancestry to these dogs. They were called so because they used to travel along with the caravans from place to place. It is also said that the Afghans were given lands to act as a buffer between Aurangazeb's Deccan kingdom and the Maratha Empire.  So the dogs are also found in the same area.  They dogs were usually bred selectively by the villagers to withstand the weather, hunt or for qualities they appreciated rather than for colour and beauty. This breed is known to be quite immune to many diseases and has plenty of stamina.  Pashmi Hound  Amulrajulu

The head is long and narrow and broad between the ears with a tapering muzzle. The jaws are long and powerful. The nose is large and black in colour. The ears are long and hang close to the skull. The eyes are dark hazel in colour , they large and oval in shape. They are ever alert and keen.  The neck is long clean and muscular and fits well into the shoulders, which are well-laid back. The forelegs are long, straight and well-boned. The dogs are 68-72 cms in height and the females are 64-68 cms tall.
The back is long, broad and well-muscled. The loins are wide and deep. The chest is strong and deep with well sprung ribs. The abdomen is tucked in. The hind quarters appear wide and well-muscled. The tail is strong at the base, not too long, set low and carried in a natural curve. It should never be carried over the back. The gait is high-footed flexing all the four legs. The coat is fine and coarse. They are normally, fawn, red, cream, black or interspersed with white.  Following are the URL,s sent to us by Mr.Neil Trilokekar. Our thanks to him.

Breeders' List

Amulrajulu announces an exciting litter of Pashmi Hound puppies born to KCI Registered Indian Champion. Puppies have received their first vaccination and are ready to go to their new homes. Click here to view litter box, Photographs of Puppies, Sire and Dam. Those who are interested in showing an Indian breed or searching for a good companion which is good with the family, please contact: Amulrajulu P +91 94421 67066, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
(Listing First Posted on 18th November 2023. Listing Renewable on 18th November 2024)  Pashmi Hound  Amulrajulu