The Kanni is a very rare breed of dog that originated in Tamil Nadu state of India. This hunting dog is the descendant of the Saluki dog and an extension of the Caravan dog. The word Kanni means maiden or virgin. This dog was given this name as it was given as a gift to bridegroom just before the marriage.

This tall dog stands between 22-25 inches. It has a lean and athletic body, long legs, natural ears and tail. The dog resembles the Saluki or Doberman Pinscher in body structure. It is moderately built dog with deep chest and slim body.

This rare breed is near extinction. It is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

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