Kanni – large dog breed
The Kanni also was known as the Maiden’s Beastmaster – is a rare indigenous South Indian sighthound breed of dog found in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The breed is used mainly for coursing game. Kanni name is exclusively called to black and tan and black and sable variety , while single coloured variety is known as Chippiparai.
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 a straight head.
Eyes are a golden color 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.