Aug. 27, 2019

The Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu has embarked on creating a database of the Chippiparai by implanting microchips in 100 of these dogs.


  • The Chippiparai breed of dogs belongs to the Tamil Nadu region of South India. A few of them also reside in Kerela, around Periyar Lake.

  • The Chippiparai gets its name from the town that it was developed in, Chippiparai, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Chippiparai dogs are hunters; they are sight hounds who depend on their sense of sight and speed to spot, chase and kill the prey. they can effectively hunt deer, wild boar and hare.

  • The typical color is a fawn, black, reddish brown, black tinged coat, silver-grey, with very limited or no white markings and long curved tail.

Source : The Hindu