Different types of kanni dogs
The Kanni is a rare indigenous South Indian dog breed found in the state of Tamil Nadu. The breed is a further extension of the Caravan or Mudhol Hound, and is also a descendant of the Saluki.
The Kanni is found in and around Tirunelveli, Pollachi, Kovilpatti, Kazhugumalai, Kodangipatti, Sivakasi, and Madurai.
It is said that the name Kanni ( which means Unmarried Girl) comes from the fact that the dog used to be given as a gift to the bridegroom just before the marriage.They are also used to hunt deer as they are extremely agile and strong while remaining light on their feet.
This video is to create awareness about our native dogs. So please try to have our native dogs instead of foreign dogs.
Kanni Dog History-Kanni’s comes in the category of medium sized dogs.This breed’s height at wither is around 26 inches & weighs around 20 kg.It has medium sized body with straight top line & tucked up-abdomen.They have strong jaws & black nose with golden colored eyes and straight head.They have medium sized and flat ears and with varieties of ear types like erect,dropping & semi dropping with semi curved tail.These dogs are usually found in four colours like:1) Brown2) Cream3) black & tan4) Brindle
These dogs are kept by the families who are unwilling to sell them but may gift them if a promise is made to look after them very well.These breeds are not allowed to roam in the streets and are adopted as pets.Their diet included milk in the morning,corn porridge in the afternoon & Ragi porridge at night.Meat is fed to them once a week or once a month.