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Canine Research & Information Center (Mudhol Hound), Thimmapur, Bagalkot

Administrative Block at CRIC, Timmapur

The Canine Research and Information Center (MH) was Inaugurated on 24th September 2009 by Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri. B.S.Yediyurappa at Timmapur Mudhol. The Canine Research and Information Centre started working for the development and conservation of Mudhol Hound Breed of Dog during 2010-11. The Rs 5.10 crores has been allotted to initiate development activities and conservation of germplasm for further development of breed over period of 5 years. The Government of Karnataka granted 40 acres of land free of cost at Timmapur Village, Mudhol Taluk Survey No: 22/2 at Bagallkot District for establishment and propagation of centre activities and conservation of the germplasm.

Kennel Building

Puppy Building with fodder plot


Location :

The total Area of the Centre is 40 Acre’s and is located 16 Kilo meters from the Mudhol city towards Lokapur on National Highway 218 in front of the Ranna Co-Operative Sugars Ltd at Timmapur. The Center is well contacted by Roads, trains and flights from Belgaum and Hubli.

The preliminary survey of Mudhol Hound dog owners has been carried out in 2010 and the population of Mudhol Hound dog was 1000 in surrounding areas and presently it has been raised to 3000.The fully fledged administrative and farm activities are being carried out now at Canine Research and Information Center, Timmapur.

Mandates of Canine Research and Information Centre, Timmapur :

  • To Conserve and Develop Mudhol Hound Breed of Dog.
  • To take up research in dog nutrition physiology, behavior, training, management, health care and breeding in Mudhol Hound breed of dog.
  • To provide facilities for dog breeding training and marketing.
  • To Co-Ordinate activities of various Government agencies, NGO’s and dog breeders involved in popularizing and development of the breed.
  • To establish Dog Growers Association

Research Projects :

  1. Title of the Project                         :  “Livelihood security through Mudhol Hound dog Rearing in Bagalkot district.”
  2. a. Principal Investigator              : Dr. Mahesh S .Dodamani
    b. Co- Principal Investigator             : Dr. Venkangouda G.D

    Objectives of the Project: 

    1. To preserve the superior germplasm of the native Mudhol dog breed, the pride of Karnataka – Mudhol Hound, the breed which is at the verge of extinct.
    2. To provide livelihood support to the resource poor SC/ST landless and SC/ST Marginal  farmers families who have been maintaining the breed for generations.
    3. To bring about sustainability in the development of the breed through SC/ST landless and SC/ST Marginal farmers families.
    4. Establish linkages with various agencies involved in upkeeping of the breed.
    5. 5. Creation of the baseline data’s of the Mudhol Hound Dog Breed at different ages.
    6. Formulation of required readymade nutrient rich diet for the Mudhol Hound Dogs.
    7. Comparison of SC/ST Landless and SC/ST Marginal farmers families in Preserving, Developing  and Breeding of the Mudhol Dog Breed.
  3. Year of commencement                 :  2013-14
  4. Progress made                                  :

    a) The distributed pups to 184 beneficiaries along with Puppies, food and calcium and vitamins supplements.
    b) 187 dogs have been micro-chipped and registered with Kennel Club of India in Collaboration Mysore Kennel Club Bangalore and Society for Indian Breeds of Dogs, Bangalore.
    c) The beneficiaries are being educated regarding the Care and Management of puppies, Pregnant animals and whelped animals, etc

Research Publications:


Name of the Authors


Date of Publication


  Dr. Venkanagoudar  Doddagoudar
  Dr. Channappagouda Biradar
  Shri Suresh Kumar

Hand book on Mudhol hound rearing



  Dr. Mahesh S Dodamani,
  Dr. A.Krishnaswamy
  Dr. Suresh S Honnappagol
  Dr. S Yathiraj
  Dr. V. Chandrashekharmurthy
  Dr. M. Narayanswamy
  Dr. G. Sudha

Physical And Performance characteristics of Mudhol Hound Dogs Dogs- The pride of Karnataka



  Dr. Mahesh S Dodamani
  Dr. A.Krishnaswamy
  Dr. Suresh S Honnappagol
  Dr. S Yathiraj
  Dr. V. Chandrashekharmurthy
  Dr. M. Narayanswamy
  Dr.  G. Sudha

Serum Biochemcial and Haematological Analysis of Mudhol Hound Breed of Dogs-The pride of Karnataka



Mudhol Hound to India Army, RVC Meerut (UP) :

  • 06 dogs (O3 Male & 03 Female) were handed over by Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar to Remount Veterinary Centre and College, Meerut for feasibility trial for induction into India Military by Dr. Yathiraj, Dean, Veterinary College, Bangalore
  • Already the pre assessment of dogs has been carried out at ground level by Lt.Karnal Surinder Saini at Canine Research and Information Centre, Mudhol, Bagalkot during the third week of January.
  • Dogs here receive training on specialized jobs like explosive detection, mine detection, tracking, guarding etc.

Breed Saviour Award:
Canine Research & Information Centre, Timmapur has been awarded as Breed Saviour Award 2015 for conservation of indigenous Breed of Mudhol Dog since 2009 by Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Voluntary Action.

Laboratory Facilities available at Centre:
The following Laboratory facilities are available at Canine Research & Information Centre, Timmapur, Mudhol.

Haematology analyser         

Boichemical analyser

Urine analyser


Cooling Incubator

Fully Automatic Vertical Autoclave



Phase contrast microscope with CCTV

Puppy warmer

OT Shadowless Light

Small animal Hydraulic OT table

High frequency portable X-ray machine

Color dopler machine