which was most interesting.
It coincides to a large extent to what I've always believed. M. Krishnan wrote
an informative piece on them in his 'Country Notebook' column in the Statesman,
which has been reproduced in a collection edited by Ramchandra Guha. He
describes the characteristics of the typical breed, and our three dogs
conform to them. We know them to be intelligent, loyal, hardy, cleanly
and good watchdogs. In the words of an article I read on them, 'they
can thrive on an extremely ordinary ration.' They are also well formed
the risk of reducing them to show animals, in which case they would
lose their present good qualities. They remain useful in the wilder parts
of the world, and I remember coming across an article in the Statesman not
long ago about a prized breed of hunting dog in Malaysia, containing
a drawing of one, which looked much like ours.