Why in news? Mudhol hound, the majestic hunting dog breed from Karnataka, has entered the elite league of native breeds recognised by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), that documents all the animal and bird breeds in the country.
- This is the first time the Mudhol hound has got official recognition from a government agency. All these years, the much sought-after dog breed was only recognised by private agencies such as kennel clubs.
- Along with Mudhol, Chippi Parayi, and Rajaplayam dog breeds have also been recognised as native Indian dog breeds.
- The application for native breed recognition was made by the Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU).