Canine Research and Information Center
Short Description : This is Canine Research and Information Centre for Mudhol Hounds. It’s a part of Karnataka Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar.
Mission : Conservation and Development of Mudhol Hound Dog Breed.
Contact Number : +91 80888 12577 | E-mail address : [email protected]
It was Established on 24th September 2009 by Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri. B.S.Yediyurappa. The Canine Research and Information Centre started for the development and conservation of Mudhol Hound Dog Breed. The total Area of the Centre is 40 Acre’s at Timmapur Village, MudholTaluk Survey No: 22/2 at Bagalkot District.
The Center is 16 Kilo meter’s from the Mudhol city to words Lokapur on National Highway 218 in front of the Ranna Co-Operative Sugars Ltd. at Timmapur. The Center is well contacted by Roads.
The Mandates of the Center :
1-Conservation and Development of Mudhol Hound Dog Breed.
2-Mudhol Hound Dog Breed Management of Health Care Reproduction and Breeding.
3-To provide facilities for dog breeding training and marketing and Co-Ordinate activities of various Government agencies, NGO’s and dog breeders involved in popularizing and development of the breed.
4-Establishment of Dog Growers Association and Creation of Marketing facilities to farmers for Registered Puppy.
Evolution of Mudhol Breed Dog : History
These hounds are slim and slender, lithe and light, hazed eyed and have whip-like tails. These are the Mudhol Hounds. It is said Raja of Mudhol, genetically related to the Arab Pharoranic Hounds of Nile and the present day Salukis and Sloughi and Greyhound have been exchanged as gifts between the Indian, Persian and Turkish Kingdoms.
These’ Mudhol Hounds’ inherited the speed of Greyhounds and have the stamina of the local sight hounds. They have rose ears, thin tail, with tail carriage like greyhounds. The chest also ends above the elbow and snout is longer than Caravan. (Whereas Caravan hounds with dropping flat ears, hanging very close to the cheek with very thin tail carriage like Afghan hounds but without ring at the end and snout is short and glossy).
Mudhol hounds (with rose ears) in Maharashtra-Karnataka border districts like Kolhapur, Satara, Mudhol, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Belgaum, Athani, Nippani, Sangli etc.
Over a period of time, these dogs took on the name of the land in which they lived. The Mudhol Hound was the name given to those dogs domiciled in the northern districts of Karnataka (Particularly the district of Bijapur of which Mudhol was a feudal state under the Adilshasi sultanate of Bijapur).
History Says that Sri Srimanth Raja Maloji Rao Gorpade presented a pair of hound puppies of king George the V. His Royal Highness was so impressed that these puppies from Mudhol were called as Mudhol Hounds.
Chatrapathi Shivaji’s loyal dogs were entombed near his own tomb at Raighad. The dogs depicted bear a close resemblance to the Mudhol. There is also story of the hounds belonging to Shivaji Maharaj which fought and killed a tiger that attacked the king.
During the past centuries the ruling Ghorpade’s of the feudal state of Mudhol in the district of Bagalkot in Karnataka have developed the Mudhol Hound by selective breeding. The Chandanashiva family was entrusted with the perpetuation of this breed, their descendants still continuing to do so.
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony : CRIC, Timmapur stone laying was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister, Shri B S Yadiyurappa in presence of Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Revi Naik Belamagi & Minor Irrigation from Water Resources Department Minister Kannada and Culture from minister Shri Govind Karjol and many other….