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Kanni is a royal indigenous hound dog breed in tamil nadu india.
The name Kanni means “pure” in Tamil and was given to this breed for its loyalty – purity of heart. The Kanni is also known as the Maiden’s Beastmaster for its voracity with which it defends its territory against other wild animals and because they are often gifted to newlywed bride as their guardian. Even though they had different colours in this breed gifting only black and tan coloured dogs during marriages was generally followed as a practice. This leads to the wrong naming of the black and tan coloured breeds as Kanni in dogs as well as goats in future. Even though the native people call this breed as Kanni, Kennel Club of India (KCI) registered this with two names. It registered the black and tan coloured dogs of this breed as Kanni and the rest as Chippiparai respectively.
Kannis are medium-sized dogs. The breed standard height at the withers is 65 cm (26 in). The standard weight is 20 kg. Body size is medium, straight top line, tucked-up abdomen. They have straight head. Eyes are golden colour with strong jaws and a black nose. The ears are medium size and flat. Ears type erect, dropping, semi dropping. The tail is semi curved.