The Rampur hound is a member of the big sighthound
family. His natural habitat is the North West of India och he
is described as a smooth haired sighthound, substantially built.
He is mainly kept in his homeland to hunt the jackal, but is
also remarkably capable of tracking down and killing wounded
The head of the Rampur is broader and more substantial than the
head of the English Greyhound. He has a flat skull and a pointed
nose. It has a charactaristic roman bend. The bite is extremely
The ears are set high, kept smoothly along the head and pointing
forward. They are rather big sized.
The eyes are mostly of a yellowish color.
The color of these dogs is mainly mouse grey or black. Black
being most sought after.
The coat is short like a newly trimmed horse. But otherwise the
constitution of this breed resembles the other sighthound breeds.
The Rampur have so far not ventured outside it's native
country India. It has never been seen in a Show ring in Europe
and leaves consequently the field open to the ladies and gentlemen
of canine research.