We all are familiar with the foreign breeds like German Shepard, Great Swiss Mountain and Labradors in the Indian army but for the first time ever Indian Army is planning to induct Desi breed or homebred Mudhol hound into the defence forces.
Mudhol hound is known for its stamina and fighting spirit, they also have, reputedly, sharper and quicker reflexes than their foreign counterparts.
It is a cross breed between the Persian and Turkish dogs, some people also address it as Caravan Hound, it was first introduced in the Deccan Plateau of western India by Central Asia and Arabia. It was mostly used for hunting and guarding. The selective breed of Mudhol Hound was bred by the Ghorpade King’s.
A bunch of these potential candidates are being trained at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) centre in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, while six dogs are already ready to join the forces in Jammu & Kashmir later this year.
RVC personnel have asked the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) for a second batch of eight pups, The Hindu added.