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Mumbai, India
I'm an aboriginal dog breed fancier, birder and wildlife conservationist. I work with the wildlife conservation NGO Satpuda Foundation in the tiger reserves of central India. Before that I worked for 14 years with the street dogs of Mumbai. I created and manage the INDog Project www.indog.co.in and the INDog Club.

Are you a Pariah Dog fan?

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Eight years of this blog - thank you!!

Yes, my first post on this blog was on 3 August 2007! A big day for me, if for no-one else.

My aim was to create a virtual showcase of INDogs and dogs of INDog ancestry. To spread knowledge about aboriginal dogs out of the academic circles to which it was restricted, to a wider, general audience. And to make owners proud of their pet INDogs and INDog-mixes.

I had no idea how to create a blog, and Gunjan Arya kindly helped me set it up (thanks Gunjan)! 

Today we have 421 posts about adopted INDogs and INDog-mixes, or Indies as I like to call the latter. Thanks entirely to all the wonderful people who sent in photos and stories over the years.

To celebrate, I put together this photo gallery of all the gorgeous dogs I featured in the first few months of this blog. Sadly some have passed on, but many are with us and continue to be brilliant ambassadors for INDogs and Indies! 

Each of them is very special to me.

My deepest gratitude to their humans, who took the trouble to share their stories with us all.

Enjoy the visual treat coming up, and don't forget to read our INDog website too!


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mongolia with Champ and Jebo

Champ and Jebo are settled in Ulaanbaatar now, with Neha and Anoop at last! Neha shifted them there in May. 

They're loving all the long walks and new friends.

Soon after arriving in Mongolia they set off on a road trip with the family. 

No more text required. Enjoy the pictures and all the stunning dogs! It was hard to pick just a few from Neha's album, so there are lots of photos this time!

A cute local dog (maybe mix-breed) and a husky, at a highway restaurant about 50 km outside Ulaanbaatar.

Below: These teddybear beauties were at Orkhon Valley near a nomadic family ger. What a treat to see these two very different types in the same picture! The lithe INDog and these handsome furry giants. This is one of my favourite dog images ever.

And finally, here are some more Champ and Jebo pictures, in this very different landscape.

Do have a look at Neha's earlier photos of Mongolian village dogs, in case you missed that post. More adorable dogs to swoon over! (And read up on the first Indy invasion of Mongolia: LittleDog's!)

Photos: Neha Arora, Anoop Kayarat

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