Kaikadi (dog)

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Origin India
Breed status Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Kaikadi is of the terrier dog breed,[1] named after a nomadic tribe in Maharashtra, India. Kaikadi is a perfect watchdog as a result the nomadic life they lead watching over herds, They are also adept at hunting hare as well as vermin. The Kaikadi is best suited for large open areas, not urban home settings.[2]


It may be white, tan and black. The Kaikadi is small (about 40 centimeters or less) with thin long legs, but powerful thighs and hocks and their tail is long and tapering, with a head that is long and thin with prominent eyes and long ears that stand erect when alert. The breed has short hair that requires little maintenance.[2]


  1. ^ Terrier-centric Dog Training - Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Kaikadi". www.differentbreedsofdogs.org. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012.