USD $80-$120 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 358
Origin India
Other Names Kanni
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $80-$120
How much does it cost to buy a Chippiparai?
Chippiparai are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $80 to $120 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Chippiparais can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Height ~25 inches (~63.5 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Afghan Hound, Hortaya Borsaya, Saluki, Taigan

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Double, Smooth
Coat Colors Brindle, Fawn, Grey, Red, Silver, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Fawn, Gray, Gray
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Sparse
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Independent, Loyal, Robust
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Cold Intolerance, Food Allergies, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Sensitivity To Anesthesia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 28 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chippiparai have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chippiparai is a medium-sized sighthound breed of dog native to India. It is known for its sleek, athletic build and its short, smooth coat. The Chippiparai has a long, narrow head with almond-shaped eyes and a pointed muzzle. Its ears are long and drooping, and its tail is carried low. The breed comes in a variety of colors including black, white, tan, red, cream and brindle.

The Chippiparai has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years and can reach up to 24 inches in height at the shoulder. They typically weigh between 25 to 35 pounds when fully grown.

The Chippiparai is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their families but can also be independent thinkers when it comes to problem solving or exploring new environments. They are alert dogs who make excellent watchdogs but can also be quite affectionate with their owners if given the chance.

Chippiparais are generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers due to their natural instinct as guard dogs so it’s important that they receive proper training from an experienced owner in order for them to become comfortable around unfamiliar people or animals.

The temperament of the Chippiparai is generally calm yet alert which makes them great family pets as well as watchdogs for homes or businesses alike. They have high energy levels so regular exercise such as running or playing fetch will help keep them happy and healthy both mentally and physically throughout their lives.

In terms of health issues the Chippiparai is generally considered a healthy breed however there are some conditions that may affect them such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so it’s important that potential owners research any health concerns before bringing one home if possible .

When it comes to adaptability the Chippiparai does quite well in most environments provided they receive enough exercise on a daily basis . This makes them great pets for those living in apartments or smaller homes since they don’t require much space . Additionally , due to their intelligence , loyalty , affectionate nature , alertness , independence ,and protective instincts these dogs make excellent companions for those looking for an active pet who will always be by your side .


The Chippiparai is a sighthound breed from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The breed is almost extinct due to a lack of interest from breeders. The Chippiparai was once popular among the royalty of Tamil Nadu, but the breed fell out of favor in the 20th century. The Chippiparai is thought to be descended from the pariah dogs of southern India. The breed was first recognized by the Kennel Club of India in 1938.

The Chippiparai is a medium-sized sighthound with a lean, muscular body. The head is long and narrow, with a tapered muzzle. The ears are long and drooping. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color. The coat is short and dense, with a silky texture. Coat colors include black, brindle, fawn, and white.

The Chippiparai is an intelligent and independent breed. They are gentle with children, but can be aloof with strangers. They are active dogs who need plenty of exercise. They are also known for being very quiet dogs.

The Chippiparai was once used for hunting deer and wild boar in their native Tamil Nadu. They are still used for hunting in some parts of India today. However, their numbers have dwindled due to a lack of interest from breeders. There are only an estimated 200 Chippiparai left in the world today.

The Chippiparai is recognized by several kennel clubs, including the Kennel Club of India and the United Kennel Club (UKC).