Mudhol dogs now part of Army’s sniffer squad

Vastavam web:Mudhol hounds, the native breed of dogs found in the north Karnataka region, has now become part of the Army’s sniffer dog squad. These dogs, known for their intelligence and obedience, were already in the list of canines which could be adopted by the Army into its squad for activities such as bomb detection and other rescue operations. “We have, as a beginning, handed over six dogs. If required, we are ready to offer more dogs to the defence forces. In fact, it is a matter of great pride for us that our dogs will now be serving the nation,” Mahesh Dodmani,head of the Canine Research and Information Centre at Timmapur village of Mudhol taluk, said.

He said that for the past one year, there had been discussions about sending a few dogs of the centre to the Army. He said that the three male and three female dogs would undergo three months of training before being inducted.