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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.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

INDogs of Bengal

The pictures below were taken by an animal-crazy photographer friend Rohan Mukerjee, near Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The dogs in eastern India often look very pure-blooded and not mongrelized. Again, perfect examples of the dingo-pariah type or long-term pariah morphotype.

My favourite is the black-and-white picture of snarling dogs. I did have some qualms about posting it here but have done so on Rohan's insistence! Territorial and dominance disputes are a natural part of any dog's life (and of human life too) - so I decided to go ahead and tell it like it is.

Photos: Rohan Mukerjee
Shantiniketan, West Bengal

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