For years, trained dogs have been part of the operations of the Indian army. Breeds such as German Shepherds, Labradors and Great Swiss Mountain dogs have been widely used by the army. Now they are all set to induct Indian canine breed Indian Mudhol Hound into their ranks.
Six dogs of the said species have completed training at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) section in Meerut. According to sources, they will be deployed in the Jammu and Kashmir wing before next year. These dogs have been given intense training for over a year and are completely capable of performing their designated tasks.
An RVC officer came on record and said that these dogs have been trained at several levels. They are very obedient. They have been trained to detect explosives and mines in the area. They can guard territories. They have excelled at every trait including risk perception and assault.
The Mudhol Hound have been chosen because they are well adapted to the Indian climate. This breed is very sharp and agile and blessed with great vision which makes them brilliant watchdogs. It’s stamina and endurance helps it to survive in harsh tropical conditions.
This induction program is first of a kind and if they are successful the army will look to induct more numbers of them.