The dog trots gracefully like a thoroughbred horse. The dog’s
smooth and silky all white coat as well as the pinkish nose and the
golden eyes would attract anybodies attention.
This dog that hails from India is the handsome and regal looking
Rajapalayam Dog, a smaller look alike of the Great Dane. This breed
has a well muscled and strong boned body.
This dog’s head and body is covered with a somewhat loose skin
that does not form wrinkles and dewlaps. The dog has a dome
shaped head that is almost always carried high so that the dog
would appear to have a snooty temperament.
The Rajapalayam Dog is also known as Paleiyakaran and Paligar
Hound. Rajapalayam Dog is an ancient breed believed to have been
in existence since the 17th century. During that time hunting boar
is a favorite sport of the aristocracy.
The heightened scenting ability, the high prey drive as well as the
strength are the reasons why this breed of scenthound is a favored
hunting companion of the aristocracy.
This breed of scenthound is an expert in hunting wild boars and
other small animals. Rajapalayam Dogs are noted to have a vicious
temperament. These ferocious dogs were utilized by the Indians as
war dogs that fought against the British Cavalry during the 18th
century Carnatic Wars.
Source: Rajapalayam Dogs ( Facebook Group)