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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Avuvi of Ghana





Meet the aboriginal dog of Ghana: the Avuvi.

Avuvis are an example of the primitive dingo-pariah type seen around the world. Other examples are Israel's Canaan Dog, the Australian Dingo, north America's Carolina Dog, the AfriCanis and of course our INDog/Indian Pariah Dog. The African Basenji was originally bred from the pariah-type dog of the Congo.

The best person to tell us about the Avuvi is Emmanuelle Occansey, nature enthusiast, dog enthusiast and member of Primitive and Aboriginal Dogs Society. Visit her blog Ghana outdoors to read more about this tough, smart little creature and other beautiful animals of that country. From all the pictures I've seen so far I'm guessing the Avuvi population has not yet been threatened with mongrelization.

The handsome dogs in these pictures are Emmanuelle's pets, Takenga (Taki) and Smartie.

Photos: Emmanuelle Occansey, Ghana

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