Mahratta Greyhound

The Mahratta Greyhound is a medium size compact sighthound originating in Mahratta state of India. This rare breed is best described as resembling smooth-coated Saluki. This is a well-muscled, deep-chested and strong-backed dog that is rare even in its country of origin, India. This medium size dog is valued for its high speed and abilities to course small and medium size game. Its ancestry is uncertain but its smaller size in relation to other Indian dogs and resemblance with the Saluki advocates that this dog is either a descendent of the Saluki or it has a pure ancient origin.

The Mahratta Greyhound has a long and narrow head, large and dark coloured eyes and long, hanging close to the head ears. Muzzle is long and narrow that comes with a black or self-coloured nose. Long and muscular neck blends smoothly into well compact body. It has a level top line, deep chest and strong back. Tail is long and feathered. The dog has smooth and silky coat that comes in dark blue and tan colour.

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

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