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Overview

The most versatile, the Caravan Hound is a sight-hound type dog originated in Indian regions of Deccan and Maratha. The Caravan Hounds also referred as Mudhol Hound, Marattha Hound, Pashmi hound. It embraces a striking resemblance with Greyhounds. With a tapering muzzle the head of the breed is narrow but longer and wider between the ears that are with reasonable size and hanging close to the skull. Deceptively weak in look but jaws are powerful and long. Black or liver colored noses are large. The eyes are oval like in shape and larger in size and coloring dark hazel to amber with sharp gazing expression. The elegant, the graceful and the courageous the Caravan Hounds are excellent hound that is able to work tremendously in fields with zeal and zest. It is very suitable dog that can perform brilliantly in demanding conditions of its origin lands, it sustain in such tough conditions where most other dogs may perish. The plenty of speed and stamina in accordance with its physical strength enables it to catch and kill several types of game including hare and blackbuck. These dogs may respect and can be remarkably loyal if treated with kind attitude. The Caravan hounds are not so frank and strangers touch may annoy them. The breed is not too aggressive to be a hunting dog because of such kind of temperament; the breed may tend to do well with other dogs particularly when they are not intruding his territory. Not a suitable hunting dog but is a reasonable watch dog, it may defend which may hold dear must need arise. It needs are firm, kind and consistent handler. It must be treated with kind, fair, consistent and respectful manners; otherwise it may tend to be vicious and nervous. It does not stand against cold and wet climatic conditions. It is normally happier dog while outdoors and should be at houses in tropical climatic conditions. Winter coats must be provided to the dog as extra care in winter seasons. The height of Caravan hound males is 26 to 29 inches, females height is 23 to 26 inches and the weight is 48 to 70 pounds. The life expectancy of the Caravan Hound is 10 to 15 years.

Caravan Hound History

The breed was brought to Deccan and Maratha region of India when invaders of Persia, Iran and Arab came to India through Khyber pass. The Caravan hound traveled with the caravans and when people of India saw them running along the Caravans they named them Carwani so they were referred as Caravan Hound later. It is also known as Mudhol Hound due to a particular connection with the Raja of Mudhol. The Raja presented a pair of same dogs to King George V of England. When King saw the breed has the qualities of the sight hounds he called them “the hounds of Mudhol. It is not only found in Mudhol but existed in all Deccan and Maratha territory. The breed is believed descendent of the Saluki and Afghan hounds. The Mudhol hound is smooth and shorthaired verity but long haired is called Pashmi.

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Caravan Hound Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Caravan Hound is 10 to 15 years.

Caravan Hound Appearance

With a tapering muzzle the head of the breed is narrow but longer and wider between the ears, the ears are with reasonable size and hanging close to the skull. Deceptively weak in look but jaws are powerful and long. Black or liver colored noses are large. The eyes are oval like in shape and larger in size and coloring dark hazel to amber with sharp gazing expression. The long neck is not only clean but also muscular and well fitted into the withers, nicely laid back. Well boned forelegs are straight and long. With a little bit curves over the loin, the well muscled and broad back is long. With well sprung ribs the chest is deep and strong. Low set tail is not too long but strong at base, carried in a natural curve, the breed never curled it over the back. With a silky touch the coat may be smooth and short with sporting fringes on the legs, ears, tail and back of the thighs. The breed meets in all colors and combination of the colors.

Caravan Hound Weight and Height

The height of Caravan hound males is 26 to 29 inches, females height is 23 to 26 inches and the weight is 48 to 70 pounds.

Caravan Hound Temperament

The elegant, the graceful and the courageous the Caravan Hounds are excellent hound that is able to work tremendously in fields with zeal and zest. It is very suitable dog that can perform brilliantly in demanding conditions of its origin lands, it sustain in such tough conditions where most other dogs may perish. The plenty of speed and stamina in accordance with its physical strength enables it to catch and kill several types of game including hare and blackbuck. These dogs may respect and can be remarkably loyal if treated with kind attitude. The Caravan hounds are not so frank and strangers touch may annoy them. The breed is not too aggressive to be a hunting dog because of such kind of temperament; the breed may tend to do well with other dogs particularly when they are not intruding his territory. Not a suitable hunting dog but is a reasonable watch dog, it may defend which may hold dear must need arise. It needs are firm, kind and consistent handler. It must be treated with kind, fair, consistent and respectful manners; otherwise it may tend to be vicious and nervous.

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Caravan Hound with children and other pets

Usually, the breed is wary of strangers but respect those he knows. The socialization can vital to make a dog polite in nature and well behave with kids and other dogs and pets at home.

Caravan Hound Care and Grooming

For smooth verity the grooming is rather easy and no brushing is required, however, the hairy or feathered verity required a weekly brushing. The Caravan Hounds is an average shedding breed. It does not stand against cold and wet climatic conditions. It is normally happier dog while outdoors and should be at houses in tropical climatic conditions. Winter coats must be provided to the dog as extra care in winter seasons.

Caravan Hound Health Issues

The most healthy breed that has no known health issues.

Caravan Hound Training

These dogs may respect and can be remarkably loyal if treated with kind attitude. The Caravan Hound must be socialized with a great zeal and zest from early ages. These dogs are with nervous temperament need a firm, consistent and gentle owner. Being a nervous dog it will never respond to harsh treatments or heavy hands. Remember, due to nervous temperament not curbed it may rise with growth in age. Incorporation with socialization and consistent, firm, solid, patient and gentle but positive training it may grow with a nice temperament.

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Caravan Hound Exercise

Normally it cannot be a good dog for apartment livings because it requires a great deal of area and exercises. However, it may do well in apartments if properly exercised in an enclosed and safe area on daily basis. It does not stand against cold and wet climatic conditions. It is normally happier dog while outdoors and should be at houses in tropical climatic conditions. Winter coats must be provided to the dog as extra care in winter seasons. It cannot live alone and thrives on human interactions and can tend to be an incorporated family member. It never be kept in crate for prolong times. As like other sight-hounds it needs a lot of daily exercise to stay fit and healthy. It needs at least a daily long walk and occasional run in a safe area. In an unsafe or unfenced yard or place it never is to be off-leash as it tends to crazy running to chase anything. If you are not too active and unable to provide a lot of daily exercises to a Caravan Hound, never try to own a Caravan hound.

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Caravan Hound Recognition

The breed is recognized by Kennel Club of India (KCI), Indian National Kennel Club (INKC) and DRA.

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