Friday, November 28, 2008

28.ചെങ്കോട്ടൈ ഡോഗ്(Senkottai Dog)

രാജപാളയം നായയോട് സാമ്യമുള്ള ഇവ അതില്പ്പെട്ടതാണെന്ന് കരുതുന്നു..

എന്നാല്‍ രാജപാളയത്തെക്കാള്‍ മെലിഞ്ഞ ഇനമാണിവ.

കാവലിനായി മികച്ച ഇനം ആണെന്ന് കരുതുന്നു..

എന്നാല്‍ ഇവയുടെ യഥാര്‍ത്ഥജനുസ്സില്‍പെട്ടവ ഏതാണ്ട് അന്യംനിന്നു പോയിരിക്കുന്നു..

12 comments:

Jay_ said...

Hi Deepak
It's the first writing I found in the net about Senkottai Dog. I remember I saw one ad in a malayalam daily four years back to sell Shenkottai Dog puppies. As of my information it's a fat dog compared to Rajapalayam. No more info available anywhere.
Thanks for your greate blog.
Jay

ദീപക് രാജ്|Deepak Raj said...

Thanks brother for the comment. this entire blog is for indian breeds

Fijo Jose said...

Any other name for the Senkottai Dog

ദീപക് രാജ്|Deepak Raj said...

നെടുവാളന്‍, നെടുവളയാന്‍ എന്നിങ്ങനെ രണ്ടു പേരില്‍ ഇവ ചിലയിടത്ത് അറിയപ്പെടുന്നതായി മുമ്പൊരു ജര്‍ണലില്‍ വായിച്ചിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ ഇതിനു അധികം അംഗീകാരം കിട്ടിയിട്ടില്ല. ഒരുപക്ഷെ ചില ഗ്രാമങ്ങളില്‍ മാത്രം അങ്ങനെ വിളിക്കുന്നുണ്ടാവാം.

Fijo Jose said...

On last sunday Manorama... there is an advt for the Shenkottai puppies... at Pathanamthitta.....not sure how it will looks....how much will be its height......

ദീപക് രാജ്|Deepak Raj said...

പ്രിയ ഫിജോ ഏകദേശം മുപ്പതു ഇഞ്ചോളം നീളം വരെ ചില ചെങ്കോട്ട നായകള്‍ക്ക് ഉണ്ടാവാറുണ്ട്. മെലിഞ്ഞ നായകളാണ്..

kfmathew said...

deepak,

i could not read the original post which i presume is in malayalam; my mac doesn't have the font installed. going by the comments in english that i could read, i'm really happy to know that there still are people who are interested in indian breeds, especially the chenkottai or senkottai.

i've been a passionate lover of indian dog breeds and have been trying to gather as much information as possible about them for the last 25 years.

as far as i know, the chenkottai breed is officially classified as "extinct" by the kennel club of india (KCI). what i've learned about the history of the breed is that it was originally developed for the maharaja of mysore for hunting tigers! this makes me wonder if it shares a common ancestry with the rhodesian ridgeback which was used to hunt lions in africa....

i'm fortunate in that my father had a chenkottai dog (he was called sam) when i was a toddler. indeed, sam is the first dog that i remember! he was a magnificent beast; you can imagine what he looked like to a 4 year old child! he was a complete one-msater-dog, he would only obey my father. i do remember, however, that he was very loving towards me and my younger cousin who must have been 2-3 years old.

unfortunately, he had to be euthanised after he became aggressive and uncontrollable after we got a labrador puppy from a family friend. i remember he mauled one of our servants who used to tease him a lot, almost killed him! in fact if my father hadn't come home for lunch when this happened, he probably would have ended up killing the unfortunate man. my father managed to pull him off our servant, but for the first time he wouldn't listen to my father and had to be physically pulled off that poor man....

i remember there were a few old black-and white pictures of him in one of our old albums, i'll see if it is still there and send it to you if i find it...

apart from sam, i've had the good fortune to have owned rajapalayams and another breed called "kanni" apart from alsatians, labradors, cocker spaniels, dachshunds etc etc.... and of all the breeds that i have kept, i must say that my absolute favorite is the rajapalayam.

apart from the breeds that i have kept, i have also had the good fortune to have been able to see and interact with other breeds such as the mudhol hound, the caravan hound, the rampur hound and the tibetan mastiff.

all the best, keep up the good work. thanks for creating and maintaining a blog dedicated to indian dog breeds!

regards,

mathew.

tazi said...

is this breed still exists anywhere in india

ദീപക് രാജ്|Deepak Raj said...

sure ...

PRABHU said...

hi deepak, very much interested to know about the breed senkottha.. please please mail me the picture to my mail id prabhu525@yahoo.com.
thanks in advance...

PRABHU said...

hi, very much interested to know about the breed senkottha.. please please mail me the picture TO MY id pls

Rishi said...

Can anybody translate the contents in English as I do not understand Malayalam.