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Kaikadi Dog

Kaikadi dog, a popular sighthound from India, derives its name from Maharashtra’s Kaikadi tribe, who tended and petted them. Besides its lean, longish body, its prominent eyes, erect ears, and a tapering tail give it a unique appearance. These dogs are brilliant runners primarily due to their thin, long legs. Because of their suspicious nature towards strangers, the Kaikadi emerges as a fabulous watchdog.

Breed Characteristics

  • Other Names:Not recorded
  • Colors:Tan, white, black
  • Life Expectancy:10 – 14 years
  • Height:15 – 18 inches (38 – 46 cm)
  • Weight:35 – 45 pounds (16 – 20 kg)
  • Temperament:Friendly, watchful, affectionate
  • Good with Kids:Yes
  • Exercise requirements:Moderate
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Litter Size:3 – 5 puppies
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate
  • Health Problems:Not recorded
  • Trainability:Easy
  • Origin:India
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Though a hunting dog, the Kaikadi has moderate hunting needs, contented with a 30-minute walk once a day and perhaps a one-hour stroll during the weekends. If you have a fenced yard, leave them out to play for a while, and they would enjoy it to the bits. They had a reputation of getting after rats and monkeys, so make them wear leash whenever you take them outdoors.

Because of the smooth, flat coat, the Kaikadi is a low shedding breed needing minimum maintenance. Comb them once a week, and also clean their eyes and ears regularly. Bathe your dog once a month or whenever it gets dirty.

The Kaikadi is an energetic breed needing high-quality dry dog food. If giving them a homemade diet, make sure it contains protein, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. For commercially manufactured ones, Hill’s Science, and Royal Canin are the most preferred options.

These even-tempered dogs are easy to train, provided you maintain a firm and tactful approach. Train them on essential commands since their puppy days so that they can grow up as obedient dogs. Also, teach them how to wear a leash since the start to control their inherent chasing instinct.

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