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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.

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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