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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.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

INDogs of the Konkan Coast

INDogs photographed by Kiran Khalap in the village Lote Parshuram, near Chiplun in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The area lies between the Western Ghat hill range and the Arabian Sea. Like the dogs in my 11 May 2008 post, these display the generalized primitive dog appearance known as the long-term pariah morphotype.

The red-brown dog in the first picture was a livestock guardian dog belonging to a group of shepherds.

Photos: Kiran Khalap

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