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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

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. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Rocket came to us when he was about 6 weeks old. He was tiny and very very scared and could barely stand on our tiled floors let alone walk. Anu named him Rocket as a joke and now 8 months down the line he lives up to his name, shooting off at breakneck speed every chance he gets. Rocket sleeps between us curled up on our pillows (usually with his backside sticking into my face). He loves people and is afraid of other dogs (including little pups) and is a real fast learner (he learned “sit” when he was just 8 weeks old). He never barks and often stands at the window or sits in the balcony ruminating like a poet. He is extremely gentle and has the most beautiful, soulful eyes you have ever seen. Once a day he goes completely mad and runs from the bedroom through the corridor into the living room onto the sofa and back in a mad frenzy several times over before flopping into a corner in sheer exhaustion. He loves to sleep on his back with all four legs outstretched and is the funniest sight at these times. He is also a fighter. He has been given local anaesthesia twice by the vet. Both times the vet assured us that he would sleep for several hours but he has been up and about in an hour. Rocket came like a ray of sunshine into our lives and we have never for a second regretted bringing him home.

Sanjay Sarkar

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