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Banjara Greyhound – Dog Breeds Guide

Breed summary

Size: Large
Weight: 50 to 65 pounds
Height: 27 to 29 inches
Longevity: 14
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Medium
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

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The Banjara Greyhound is an Indian dog breed known to have the speed of a Greyhound and the stamina of a Collie!

Official Name

Banjara Greyhound
Other Name
Vanjari Hound
Banjari Hound
Banjari Greyhound
Vanchari Hound
Wanjari Hound


Date – No precise date of origin recorded
Country – India
Family / Group:
Sight Hound

Recognized By

Continental Kennel Club


The Banjara Greyhound is a sight hound is that is not popularly known like the other hound breeds. This is because of the breed’s rarity outside the rural areas of inland India. The Banjara Greyhound’s precise date of origin is unknown but these dogs originated in India and were bred originally as a sight hound that hunts small game. These dogs were also used for several purposes including herding livestock, kept as guard dogs and flock guardians. This breed got its name from the nomadic Vanjari tribesmen that populate the State of Maharasthra in India. Dog experts believe that they are the product of crossing indigenous Indian dogs with the Saluki dog breed.


Speedy and armed with tremendous stamina, the Banjara Greyhound is India’s all-utility working dog breed that can hunt, guard and control flock! These dogs are highly energetic and spirited out on the field but will be amiable and laid-back when not on the job.

Bred For

The Banjara Greyhound is India’s all-purpose working dog that can hunt small game, guard properties and people as well as control flocks.


The Banjara Greyhound breed is not a pet to have in the city. These dogs will not do great in apartments. They are dogs created to be rural workers.


The Banjara Greyhound are like other greyhound breeds when it comes to grooming needs. These are dogs that will be low maintenance and very easy to groom!


This Indian sight hound tends to be independently minded and this may cause difficulty during training. The key to have these dogs well trained is a firm and consistent training method.


There are no recorded medical conditions or genetic disorders that this breed is commonly plagued with. But this does not mean Banjara Hounds are very healthy. Having them checked by a trusted vet should be done regularly.


The Banjara Hound is a greyhound at heart. These spirited dogs require plenty of exercise especially if not kept as working dogs. These dogs should be given ample time and space for them to run about and play their hearts out.