Mahratta Hound
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Other namesMahratta Greyhound
Breed statusNot recognised as a breed by any major kennel club.
Height 22 in (56 cm)
Dog (domestic dog)

The Mahratta Hound, sometimes called the Mahratta Greyhound, is a breed of dog found in India.[1][2][3] It is a sighthound, and like the Banjara Hound it is bred and used for hunting by the nomadic Banjara of Maharashtra.[2][3] The Mahratta Hound is believed to be of Arabian or Persian heritage, is often blue and tan in colour and stands around 22 inches (56 cm). It is prized for its prowess in hunting panther and boar, both very formidable prey for a hound, as well as blackbuck.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Alderton, David (2000). Hounds of the World. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. p. 123. ISBN 1-85310-912-6.
  2. ^ a b Fogle, Bruce (2009). The encyclopedia of the dog. New York: DK Publishing. pp. 102–103. ISBN 978-0-7566-6004-8.
  3. ^ a b c Hancock, David (2012). Sighthounds: their form, their function and their future. Ramsbury, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd. pp. 110–112. ISBN 978-1-84797-392-4.
  4. ^ Croxton Smith, A. (30 October 1920). "The Deerhound of yesterday and today". Country Life. Vol. 48. London.