Breed At A Glance: Chippiparai (Indian Sight-Hound) - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Chippiparai (Indian Sight-Hound)



    • Lifespan: Typically 13-14 years
    • Size: Medium
    • Maintenance Level: Low
    • Shed Level: Low
    • Temperament: Loyal, Independent, Reserved
    • Friendliness: Moderate, usually bonds closely with family
    • Barking Tendency: Moderate
    • Coat Colours: Predominantly in shades of fawn, silver-grey, and very rarely, black

    Best For

    • Families or individuals with active lifestyles
    • Owners who can provide ample space and exercise


    • Sleek, streamlined body
    • Height around 24-28 inches
    • Weight typically in the range of 15-20 kg
    • Known for their slender build and elegant appearance


    • Known for their loyalty and affection towards their owners
    • Can be reserved with strangers
    • Excellent hunting and guard dogs
    • Very active and requires substantial physical activity

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Low maintenance, occasional brushing
    • Training: Intelligent and capable, but may require patience due to independent nature
    • Diet & Nutrition: Balanced diet suitable for active breeds
    • Exercise: High energy breed, needs ample exercise and space to run
    • Ideal Environment: Best suited for rural or suburban settings with space to roam


    • Generally healthy with few genetic health issues
    • Prone to common canine ailments like hip dysplasia or skin allergies
    • Regular veterinary check-ups are recommended to maintain health

    Additional Information

    • Feeding Recommendations: Diet should be adjusted to their high activity level
    • Training Challenges: Intelligent but independent; positive reinforcement works well
    • Grooming Needs: Minimal grooming required
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, especially in active households
    • Intelligence: Highly intelligent and trainable
    • Energy Level: Very active, requires significant exercise
    • Adaptability: Adapts well to various environments, preferably with ample space

    Grooming Guide

    • Coat Care: Short coat that requires minimal grooming
    • Eye and Ear Care: Routine checks to ensure no infections or issues

    Curious to know more? Check out our Chippiparai Guide!

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