Mudhol Hounds originated in India and are incredible sighthounds. They look very similar to the Greyhound and Saluki, as they are also similar in ability. Mudhol Hounds were bred for centuries to be not only a hunter and protector, but also a loving companion. Centuries ago they were used in the Deccan Plateau region to assist royalty as well as help peasants. Mudhol Hounds are able to tolerate all types of weather and work while walking and running over harsh terrain. These sighthounds hunt hares, blackbucks, jackals, and other animals and are accustomed to the harsh conditions and climate while doing so. They are excellent guardians of property and livestock.
Sighthounds love keeping their eyes on a particular small animal, and they have a knack for not letting go of their view. No matter what it takes, the sighthound, such as the Mudhol Hound, will track an animal down using the keen sense of sight and cunning ability to chase. The Roomba is an automatic floor vacuum cleaner. It has many sensors that feel and guide it around the floor. It successfully navigates under and around furniture and along the open floor areas while cleaning. A Roomba is not only great for cleaning, but it can also be used as an activity for your sighthound! Attach a decoy animal to the Roomba and have your sighthound watch it move across the floor. What an interesting and entertaining activity for your Mudhol hound!
If you are looking for a thrilling opportunity for your Mudhol Hound to utilize what he was truly bred for, you may consider trying lure coursing. Lure coursing happens in a large field and uses a long, sectioned, clear lure to create the swift movements of the attached small animals. Running along a field, the “animals” look quite realistic – so realistic, in fact, you may even think they are real! They move along the grass, several at a time, which really gets your sighthound to kick in the instincts your dog was born with. Lure coursing is really the best way to have your hound do what can be done best in a natural setting!