Banjara Hound
Other namesBanjāri Hound, Vanjāri Hound, Banjāri Greyhound, Vanchāri Hound, Wanjāri Hound
Dog (domestic dog)

The Banjara Hound, also known as the Vanjari Hound, is a breed of dog found in India. It is a sighthound-type dog bred and used for hunting by the nomadic Banjara of Maharashtra.[1][2][3] The Banjara Hound is a rough-coated breed of sighthound, usually brindle or solid-coloured. It resembles a large Saluki, standing around 28 in (71 cm), and is famed for its stamina and ability to pull down deer.[1][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Alderton, David (2000). Hounds of the World. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. p. 123. ISBN 1-85310-912-6.
  2. ^ Fogle, Bruce (2009). The encyclopedia of the dog. New York: DK Publishing. pp. 102–103. ISBN 978-0-7566-6004-8.
  3. ^ Epstein, Hellmut; Mason, Ian Lauder (1971). The Origin of the Domestic Animals of Africa. Vol. 1. New York: Africana Publishing Corporation. p. 150.
  4. ^ Hancock, David (2012). Sighthounds: their form, their function and their future. Ramsbury, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-84797-392-4.
  5. ^ Soman, Vishwanath (1962). The Indian Dog. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan. p. 88.