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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.

Friday, September 11, 2009


One of the first things Kimaya did after her adoption was to dig a largish hole in an obscure part of the garden. I almost fell into it while taking a walk that night.

Luckily it was shallow so no damage was done beyond my getting a bit of a jolt.

Digging is a dog's birthright...so sad they don't get to do this in our cement-and-concrete jungles.

Below: Goa INpuppies Raju and Deepa sniff out a site and start a very serious dig

Below: Satisfied with the fruit of their labours, both pups pause and pose

Below: Far away from Goa, another Deepa digs another impressive hole. In search of an old bone or a rodent perhaps? A journey to the centre of the earth?

Photos: Pups Raju and Deepa - Tina and Godfrey D'Souza, Aldona, Bardez, Goa
Deepa - Nicole Poyyayil, Doerflingen, Switzerland

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