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Mumbai, India
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.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Shalini growing...

















Cute little Shalini is shooting up, as puppies always do. See her baby pics here. She is now lean, leggy and stunningly elegant.

This lucky girl lives with owners Nicole and Vinod in a beautiful part of Ahmedabad, filled with open spaces and interesting wildlife. I am slightly envious of them actually! Lalee and I see rats on our walks; Nicole and Shalini see monitor lizards and langurs.

It's so great that this lovely dog's life changed so dramatically for the better, just like all the pets featured here. I wish for the millionth time that more people would rescue INDogs rather than buy Eurobreeds. All they do is encourage sloppy and unscrupulous breeding, and in the bargain give some poor dog a rather uncomfortable life (given that most of the common Eurobreeds here originated in much colder countries!)

Photos: Nicole Poyyayil
Ahmedabad

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a beautiful dog!