The Indian Army for the first time in its history is going to induct Indian indigenous breed of canines in its ranks.
The Army and other security forces in the country have foreign breeds of dogs including German Shepherds, Labradors, Great Swiss Mountain Dogs and Belgian Shepherds in its ranks. The army is all set to take service of the lean and lanky desi hounds, Mudhol, by end of the year.
According to a report published in Time of India the Army’s Remout and Veterinary Corps (RVC) centre in Meerut has almost completed the rigorous training of sex desi dogs and likely to be inducted by end of this year and will be posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
The report states that six desi dogs were sent to RVC centre in 2016 from a Karnataka breeding centre. The dogs were initially kept in quarantine to check if they had any diseases. Later they six desi canines underwent basic obedience training followed by battle inoculation specialised training.
The Mudhol is also known as Caravan Hound and also referred as Pashmi. It is a commonly found in villages in India's Deccan Plateau. Modhul has a strong lineage. It is popular for its speed and swiftness thus making it a good hunting and guarding dog. The breed like other hounds have long-narrow head, broad ears, long broad muscled back with ducked abdomen.