Rajapalayam/Poligar Hound Dog Breed Features
Vital Stats of the Rajapalayam Breed
This dog is ideal for
Large play area homes and apartments
This dog weighs
M- 20-25 kgs F- 17-21 kgs.
Life span of this dog
10 -12 Years
Some highlights of the breed
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.
Poligar hound are affectionate,protective and loyal of their family. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
The Poligar hound dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Poligar hound dogs shed moderately it mostly depends on their health status.
Poligar hound dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Poochles indicators of the breed
Care From Parent
Things to keep in mind about the breed
Poligar hound dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dry dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Many Poligar hound dogs suffer from mange, though this is usually not a serious problem. There is a high incidence of deafness in this breed.
History about the rajapalayam breed
This is one of the few Indian bred pedigree dogs that has been developed in the country and is almost on the verge of extinction now; there are just a few pockets at present in Tamil Nadu that have the presence of this breed.It is a large dog, usually measuring about 65–75 cm (25–30 inches) at the withers. It is a hound, and therefore should be kept in optimum working condition. Poligar hound dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Poligar hound dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort.
Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Poligar hound dogs will alert you if they sense something different.