Rampur Greyhound

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Rampur Greyhound
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Rampur Greyhound
Other namesNorth-Indian Greyhound
Rampur Dog
Rampur Hound
OriginIndia
Traits
Height 56–76 cm (22–30 in)
Weight 23–32 kg (51–71 lb)
Coat Short
Life span 10-12 years
Dog (domestic dog)

The Rampur Greyhound is a breed of sighthound native to the Rampur region of Northern India, which lies between Delhi and Bareilly. It is believed the Rampur Greyhound descends from early Afghan Hounds, with their present day appearance due to extensive crosses to the Greyhound in the 19th century to improve the breed's speed.[1][2][3] The Rampur Greyhound is a short haired, powerfully built sighthound that resembles the Sloughi in appearance, it is rarely seen outside of its native land where it is retained as a coursing dog, rarely being kept as a companion dog.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Alderton, David (2000). Hounds of the World. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. p. 123. ISBN 1-85310-912-6.
  2. ^ a b Fogle, Bruce (2009). The encyclopedia of the dog. New York: DK Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7566-6004-8.
  3. ^ a b Hancock, David (2012). Sighthounds: their form, their function and their future. Ramsbury, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd. pp. 109–112. ISBN 978-1-84797-392-4.
  4. ^ Mason, Walter E. (1915). Dogs of all nations. San Francisco: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition. p. 40.

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