A hound that was bred in the home grounds!
Country of Origin: India
Dog Group: Hound
Origin of Name: The breed gets its name from the place of its origin, Rampur, which lies in North India between Delhi and Bareilly, it was the erstwhile king of Rampur who developed this breed.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very less
Life Span-13 to 14 years
About Rampur Hound:
The first look at the Rampur Hound and you will think that it a Greyhound. You are not the only one who has been confused by the breed. This in fact this breed has some Grey hound lineage but it is a breed that was developed in India. This is a breed that thrives on human companionship as well as other dogs. This pet will not have any adjustment issues. If you think that are the speedsters of the dog world and will not make good pets. Then you are in for a surprise these dogs are not very active in the house but a word of caution they are fiercely loyal to their owners and can even attack if required to help their owner.
The Rampur Hound owes it origin as the name suggests in Rampur. The origin of the breed is dated back to the early 20th century under the reign if Royal Highness Ahmed Ali Khan Bahadur, the ruler of Rampur in the early 20th century. His intent was to create a fierce and agile breed with the intent of hunting wild boar which was a routine past time for the royal gentry. He interbred Tazis, Afghanis and English Greyhounds. The result was a fearless hunter that was intimidated by wild animals like jackals, lions, tigers and coyotes in addition to boar.
The most unique aspect of a Rampur Hound is its ability to see. This sight hound has amazing sight that helps to chase away rabbits and hares. All this is because of the position of their eyes. These hounds have a long elongated skull with a tapering muzzle. This helps to have a 270 degree field of vision.
Visits to Groomer-Low
Tolerance to -Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Hair & Coat
Colour-Fawn and White/Brindle and White/Fawn/Grey Brindle/Red
Rampur Hounds are generally a healthy breed but you have to remember when getting a puppy home that almost all and every breed has a chance of developing genetic disorders and they can also contract any of the common diseases.
Rampur Hound is good companion to have. It is friendly and will thrive on human companionship. This breed is known for its loyalty towards the family. In fact when the time requires they can be fiercely loyal towards the family. They are intelligent and devoted dogs. This is an even temperament dog that was meant to chase their prey so if you have smaller animals in the house ensure regular supervision and socialize early to prevent any unpleasant experiences.
Training & Intelligence
Training your Rampur Hound is fairly easy. They are not very difficult to housetrain also. They have average intelligence and because of the subtle nature are quick learners. Rampurs are essentially pack animals. So they will listen mostly to one person in the family whom they see as their master.
The most important thing to train your Rampur Hound is to train him to respond to recall. This breed is really fast and at times can meet with accidents if not trained well.
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Rampur Hounds are generally a very healthy breed and there are not many complications attached to its breeding. The only hitch is that this breed does not respond well to anesthesia a common drug given while performing C section. An average males and female Rampur Hound will attain sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though your pet may be is still a little young to breed.
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