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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, March 10, 2009

Street dogs of Santo Domingo

These pictures were taken by photographer and graphic designer Sarah O'Neill on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic.

Sarah lives in the Ottawa region, Canada. She got interested in primitive and pariah breeds after she and her boyfriend got a beautiful Canaan Dog last year. Her dog is called Jorja.

The dogs in these pictures are all street mutts, and some of them do have a pariah-mix look about them, much like our Mumbai dogs. In south America the first dogs were of a generalized primitive/pariah type, though these seem to have all but vanished after the conquistadors arrived with their Eurobreeds. Perhaps it was the same on the Caribbean islands, though these Santo Domingo dogs look closer to the original type than the Peruvian ones I saw last year - check my
earlier post "Rabies and the Peruvian mutt."

There are some pictures of Jorja in Sarah's photoblog. Make sure to look at all the other images too, she's taken lots of stunningly beautiful animal portraits - birds, reptiles, cats, dogs, horses, deer...Click here and select "animals" in the archive.

Photos: Sarah O'Neill

1 comment:

MenagerieMayhem said...

those are FANTASTIC photos!