Maxim Cards Breeds of Dogs -India 2005
A set of four stamps was released on Breeds of Dogs on 09 Jan 2005. Maxim cards issued on these breeds of Dogs of India are listed.
Mudhol Hound – It is a desert variety of gaze hound found scattered all over Maharashtra and mostly kept by Tribals. The Raja of Mudhol, a princely state of Karnataka, trained these dogs for hunting. The Raja of Kohlapur also patronised this breed. Quiet, aloof and placid it hunts with concentration.
Rajapalayam -It is an all-white dog built on the lines of Great Dane. The eyes are brown and pink nose is distinctive. Traditionally used as Sheepdog but figures in battle accounts also. The state of Pudukottai had a regiment of Rajapalayam Dogs to fight the enemy. Although a brave hound it is gentle and everyone’s friend.