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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.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Nana in summer and winter

Another look at beautiful Nana, who lives in Helsinki with her owner Veera Antsalo. Veera adopted her from a shelter in St.Petersburg. Nana is either wholly or partly a Laika, the aboriginal hunting breed of Russia. True to her nature, she is busy searching for rodents in these pictures. In the winter picture, you can see her thicker coat.

Click here for an earlier post on this interesting and highly intelligent dog. There are lots of lovely photos of her in Veera's blog: click here.

Photos: Veera Antsalo
Helsinki, Finland


Veera said...

The shelter is actually in Viborg, a smaller city close to the Finnish border (and a Finnish town until World War II) but Nana was found in Kolpino near St. Petersburg and was moved to Viborg from there.

This time of the year it is berry time in Finland and Nana is eagerly hunting for blueberrys and raspberrys with me. She loves them and eats them straight from the bushes!

Rajashree Khalap said...

That's cute! My dogs eat leaves but they show no interest in fruit. I mix a grated apple into Lalee's food every day but she would never eat it on its own.