Caravan Hound of India. The Afghans, Pathans, Mongols, Persians, and the Arabs brought through the Khyber pass many hounds like the Afghan and the Saluki when they came into India. The Caravan Hound probably owed its ancestry to these dogs. They were called so because they used to travel along with the caravans from place to place. It is also said that the Afghans were given lands to act as a buffer between Aurangazeb's Deccan kingdom and the Maratha Empire.