Indian Chippiparai – Universal Blood Donor for Dogs

Dog blood groups are identified based on the surface antigen of the erythrocytes (DEA). Dogs generally have 8 blood groups, out of which DEA 1.1 is considered the most important for safe blood transfusions. It starts with DEA 1.1 and goes till DEA 8.0. Dogs with DEA 1.1 positive are called Universal Recipients and the dogs with DEA 1.1 negative can be Universal Donors.Fig13After carrying out research on various dog breeds Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Chennai declared that the native Indian Chippiparai is the new universal blood donor for dogs in the country. In the rest of the world, the Greyhound is considered a universal donor.


Breed Information

The Chippiparai is a sighthound breed of dog from the south of India. Thought to be a descendant of the Saluki, today it is found in the area around Periyar Lake. It is used primarily for hunting wild boar, deer and hare. It is also used for guarding the home. Bred by royal families in Chippiparai in Virudhunagar district Tamil Nadu, it was kept as a symbol of royalty and dignity by Tirunelveli and Madurai rulers.


Life span 12-15 years
Temperament Independent, Loyal and Robust
Height 63.5cm
Weight 15-20 Kg
Colours Brindle, Brindle & White, Fawn, Fawn & White, Red, Silver-Grey
Litter Size 4-7 puppies

7 thoughts on “Indian Chippiparai – Universal Blood Donor for Dogs

  1. Wow, our indegenous breeds are really great! Unfortunately lack of awareness and publicity about these and also a mindset that everything from abroad is better has lead to the decline in their number and geographical spread. Most of them are know to the locals and a few dog enthusiasts who are really passionate about these desi breeds and their disvussions are mostly limited to the books and curriculam of Veterinary Sciences.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful info. Keep enlighting us this way.

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  2. Well done…This is amazing,a new insight for all of us who generally are not aware of it.This information needs to be a availed by all the citizens in our country especially the dog enthusiasts.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us…..Keep illuminating us with your inspiring views.

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  3. Hey! This is really interesting and I’m sure this information is something which most of us are not aware of! Thanks for sprrading the knowledge! 😀

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