Rampur Greyhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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OriginIndia flagIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Rampur Greyhound have?
North Indian Grey HoundRampur Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Rampur Greyhound Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Rampur Greyhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Rampur Greyhound?
Average: The Rampur Greyhound is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Rampur Greyhound Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Rampur Greyhound weigh? Rampur Greyhound weight:
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Rampur Greyhound? Rampur Greyhound average weight:
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Rampur Greyhound? Rampur Greyhound height:
Male: 24-29 inches (61-73 cm), Female: 27-29 inches (68-73 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Rampur Greyhound average height:
Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 28 inches (70.5 cm)

Rampur Greyhound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Rampur Greyhound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothFlat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Rampur Greyhound's coat?
GreyBrindleFawnWhite & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Rampur Greyhound and how often?
Easy to groom: The Rampur Greyhound doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Rampur Greyhound is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Rampur Greyhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the North Indian Grey Hound?
Rampur Greyhounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Rampur Greyhound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Rampur Greyhound every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Rampur Greyhound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Rampur Greyhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyCompanionableLoyalIntelligentDevoted
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Rampur Greyhound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Rampur Greyhound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Rampur Greyhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Rampur Greyhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Rampur Greyhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Rampur Greyhound sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Rampur Greyhounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average: Rampur Greyhounds are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the North Indian Grey Hound need? Rampur Greyhound social needs:
Rampur Greyhounds are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Rampur Greyhound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my North Indian Grey Hound bark?
Low to Average: The Rampur Greyhound rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Rampur Greyhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Rampur Greyhounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Rampur Greyhound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Rampur Greyhounds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Rampur Greyhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the North Indian Grey Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Rampur Greyhound? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Rampur Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Rampur Greyhound has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rampur Greyhound bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Rampur Greyhound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Rampur Greyhound do?
Rampur Greyhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rampur Greyhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Rampur Greyhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Rampur Greyhound roam?
Rampur Greyhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Rampur Greyhound have high prey drive?
Rampur Greyhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Rampur Greyhound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Rampur Greyhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Rampur Greyhound breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rampur Greyhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Rampur Greyhounds handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.

Rampur Greyhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Rampur Greyhound temperament with other people:
Rampur Greyhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Rampur Greyhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Rampur Greyhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Rampur Greyhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Rampur Greyhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rampur Greyhound temperament with children:
Rampur Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Rampur Greyhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Rampur Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Rampur Greyhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Rampur Greyhound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Rampur Greyhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Rampur Greyhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Rampur Greyhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Rampur Greyhounds good office dogs? Do Rampur Greyhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Rampur Greyhounds be office dogs?
No
Rampur Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Rampur Greyhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the North Indian Grey Hound temperament with senior people? Are Rampur Greyhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Rampur Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Rampur Greyhound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Rampur Greyhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Rampur Greyhounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Rampur Greyhound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Rampur Greyhound see the vet?
Rare
The Rampur Greyhound should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Rampur Greyhound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Rampur Greyhound be? What is the age limit of the Rampur Greyhound? How many years can the oldest Rampur Greyhound live?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Rampur Greyhound: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Rampur Greyhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Rampur Greyhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Rampur Greyhound have? What is the activity level of the Rampur Greyhound?
Rampur Greyhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Rampur Greyhound dogs require per day?
Rampur Greyhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Rampur Greyhounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Rampur Greyhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rampur Greyhound risk for obesity:
Average: The Rampur Greyhound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rampur Greyhound's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Rampur Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Rampur Greyhound drool?
The Rampur Greyhound is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Rampur Greyhound could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Rampur Greyhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Rampur Greyhound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Rampur Greyhound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Rampur Greyhound be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Rampur Greyhound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Rampur Greyhound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Rampur Greyhound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a boat dog?

Not really

Rampur Greyhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rampur Greyhound be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Rampur Greyhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Rampur Greyhound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Rampur Greyhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Rampur Greyhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Rampur Greyhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-9 puppies

Rampur Greyhound Recognition

AKC Group
Is Rampur Greyhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Rampur Greyhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Rampur Greyhound Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Rampur Greyhound's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Rampur Greyhounds are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Rampur Greyhounds are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Rampur Greyhound breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Rampur Greyhound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Rampur Greyhound is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Rampur Greyhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rampur Greyhounds handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Rampur Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Rampur Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Rampur Greyhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Rampur Greyhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Rampur Greyhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Rampur Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Rampur Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Rampur Greyhound History

The origin of the Rampur Greyhound can be traced back to several hundred years ago, originating in Northern India. The breed was originally developed to hunt large animals such as leopards, wild boar, panthers, lions, and tiger, especially for the purpose of hunting jackal. Traditionally used by the Maharajahs and the ruling nobility for hunting purposes, they were thought of as an elite animal. The Rampur Greyhound is considered to be one of the fastest dogs in the world and can reach a speed above 40 mph.

Ahmad Ali Khan of Rampur, the Nawab of Rampur state, from 1794 to 1840, was the first breeder to create these dogs by crossing Afghan Hound, or in other words, the Tazi and the English Greyhound. While the English Greyhound contributed its speed, behavior, and obedience, the Afghan Hound added strength, resistance, and bravery to the local climate. Rampur Greyhounds were primarily used for preying on animals for hunts or protection.

The Rampur Greyhound’s popularity decreased, in 1947, because the Maharajahs were not in power any longer. This change of power greatly influenced the breeding programs of the Rampur Greyhound. Many lines were mixed with English hounds which makes it difficult to find a purebred Rampur Greyhound today. Because of the changing times, dogs are no longer needed to hunt therefore the Rampur Greyhound is near extinction.

In 2005, in a nod to their national significance, the Rampur Greyhound was featured on an Indian postage stamp. Today, there are only a small number of Rampur Greyhounds registered within India, with rare reports of any internationally. Being extremely rare and largely unheard of outside of India, the Rampur Greyhound breed has no celebrated or popular members. Furthermore, the breed is still used for hunting, this dog has never really been a feature in show rings and is not typically kept as a pet.

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