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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.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Durga

These lovely pictures were sent by Canadian photographer Scott Budgell, who adopted INDog-mix Durga and took her to Toronto a year ago.

Durga was one of a litter of six. Their parents were semi-strays looked after by Scott and his wife when they were living in Kodaikanal three years ago. Their mother was a German Shepherd mix. Durga's four brothers all got good homes, but Scott decided to adopt the two girls, Durga and Lakshmi. He and his wife had to leave India for ten months, and they had to make the tough decision of leaving the pups in the paid care of a guesthouse in Gokarna. Sadly, Lakshmi died while they were away.

After a year with Durga in Kodaikanal, the couple returned to Toronto taking her with them. Scott writes that she doesn't much care for the snow, but she likes all the people and friendly dogs there. She just had a beautiful litter of six pups.



Above: Durga and Lakshmi with their mother


Above: Durga with her father


Above: Durga and Lakshmi


Above: Durga with her caretaker in Gokarna








Above: Durga with her father, Kodaikanal


Above: Toronto winter


Below: Durga with her pups







Photos: Scott Budgell
Toronto

1 comment:

Sarah said...

nice photos! Great to see another Canadian pariah breed owner!