The Kaikadi is a breed of sighthound from India. The Kaikadi are kept by the Kaikadi people, a nomadic tribe in Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat. They are a particularly small and thin breed of sighthound standing between 38 and 46 centimetres (15 and 18 in) and weighing around 20 kilograms (44 lb). They have long, thin legs and powerful thighs and hock joints, a long and tapered tail, a thin and long head with prominent eyes and long, and erect ears. They have a short coat that comes in a variety of colours but white, tan and black are predominant.
|Breed status||Not recognised as a breed by any major kennel club.|
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The Kaikadi are known for their exceptional speed, they are usually hunted in packs hunting a variety of small game particularly monkeys, rats, monitor lizards, mongooses and squirrels. The breed is suspicious of strangers and at night they work as watchdogs for their masters.
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