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.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The photo on top is of the late Trixie, a very beautiful INDog owned for many years by Lt Col Gautam Das (retd). Colonel Das is a great Indian dog enthusiast and a member of Primitive and Aboriginal Dogs Society (PADS). He was promoting the cause of Indian native dog recognition long before I got into the act. In fact, the name "INDog" was coined by him and has been used by a number of primitive dog experts for some time now.
Colonel Das is a great fan of Indian pure breeds too - we all hope INDogs will join that category some day! I love these childhood photos of him with his first dog Piki, an Apso from a high Himalayan village in the Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh. (Incidentally, the Apso is really an Indo-Tibetan breed, and not just Tibetan).