Kanni

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
India
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Kanni

The Kanni, also known as the spinster girl, is a rare indigenous sighthound line from southern India found in the states of Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Kazhugumalai, Kileral, Kodangipatti, SIvakasi and Madurai. The breed is mainly used for game hunting. In ancient times, it was generally used for hunting by Zamindars (Aristocrats) and landlords.

History of the Kanni

The name Kanni means "pure" in Tamil and was given to this breed for its loyalty and purity of heart. The Kanni is also known as the master of beasts for its voracity in defending its territory against other wild animals and because they are often given to the bride as their guardian. Although they had different colors in the gifts of this breed, only black and beige dogs during weddings were generally followed as a practice. This led to the misnomer of black and beige breeds as Kanni in dogs as well as goats in the future. Even though the natives call this breed Kanni, the Kennel Club of India (KCI) has registered it with two names. It has registered the black and beige dogs of this breed as Kanni and the rest as Chippiparai respectively. The exact origins of the Kanni breed are unknown and unfortunately, the breed has become extremely rare and no efforts are currently underway to revive it.

Appearance of the Kanni

Kannis are medium-sized dogs. The breed's standard height at the withers is 65 centimeters. Standard weight is 20 kg. The body is medium-sized, with a straight upper line and upturned abdomen. Head is straight. The eyes are golden, with strong jaws and a black nose. Ears are medium-sized and flat. Erect, drooping, semi-drooping ears. The tail is semi-curved.Kannis have a short coat. Coat color found in brown with black, fawn, pale red to dark red, cream, white, red with white, ash known as Santhana Pillai, Sevalai, Karum Sevalai, Maya Pillai, Karamba Pillai, Keeri Pillai, Semmarai, Sampal, Paal Kanni, Seng Kanni, Karung Kanni and Parukki in Tamil languages, depending.

- Fawn with black (and similar shades).
- Some are generally black all over, with tawny spots on the eyebrows, face and legs, called Paal Kanni.
- Some are generally black all over and have dark spots on eyebrows, face and legs, called Seng Kanni.
- Some are generally black all over and have fawn-colored spots on both sides of the face and legs, called Karung Kanni.
- Those with black and fawn color evenly distributed throughout the body with the fawn head and legs covering and covering the rest of the body parts are called as Parukki.
- Light fawn-colored Kanni, this type of Kanni has a light fawn color distributed throughout the body, which is called Santhana Pillai.
- Light red Kanni, this type of Kanni has a light red color distributed throughout the body, which is called Sevalai.
- Dark red Kanni, this type of Kanni has a dark red color distributed throughout the body, called Karum Sevalai.
- White Kanni, this type of Kanni has a white color distributed throughout the body, called Mayila Pillai.
- Mixed black and fawn Kanni, this type of Kanni has black and fawn color combined throughout the body, called Karamba Pillai.
- Kanni brown and white, this type of Kanni has white present in the head, neck, chest, tail and front legs, these types are called Semmarai.
- Ash Kanni, this type of Kanni has an ash color distributed throughout the body, which is called Sambal Kanni.

Temperament of the Kanni

The Kanni is generally shy, but will always defend its home or master if the need arises. Kanni dogs are extremely loyal and easy to train, but will always think independently on the hunt. They are good companions, loyal and friendly to the family.

Needs and activities of the Kanni

Kanni needs and activities This breed is used to hunt deer, hare and other rodents. Kanni usually run very fast to catch their prey. They smell and track hares. While hunting, he can quickly respond to his owner's gestures towards a running rabbit. The key to Kanni's ability as a racing dog lies in its light but muscular build, big heart, double suspension gallop and extreme flexibility of the spine, just like Cheetah's.

Maintenance of the Kanni

These pedigree dogs live in temperate climates. A minimum of veterinary care is all they need. They need open space and a conscious territory. That's why this breed is suited to the village and not to life in the city. Kanni eats millet, corn, ragi, jowar and rice porridge with milk or curd and non-vegetarian foods.

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