The Chippiparai is a hound native to Southern India particularly the district of Thanjavur.It was first founded in 14th century during the regime of Southern Kings.It has a compact streamlined body built for chasing game. This is a one man dog which does not like to be petted fed or handled by anyone other than its master or handler. It has an independent mind.
Chippiparai has a compact streamlined body. The dog is about 24-30 inches tall and weigh 18-25 kgs. The head is domed, fine and long. The ears are small and may be semi-erect or rose shaped. The eyes are dark, the tail is bony. The chest is deep with a slightly curved back and a tucked-up belly.