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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, November 20, 2009


Here is a stunning new addition to the Non-Resident INDogs featured in this blog.

Meet Otto, who lives in Denmark with proud owners Randi Lildballe and her husband Nicholas.

The couple lived in Delhi for while, and when they returned to their home country they took with them this gorgeous dog and two Indian cats (Indian Domestic Shorthair. Do we have another "Indi and the cat" post coming up?)

Otto is now three and has grown a slightly thicker coat to cope with the cold northern winters. It's amazing how so many Indis are doing well in colder countries. The reverse is not true, as dogs of cooler countries don't do well at all in our sweltering climate.

"We just could not imagine our life without an independent, clever, beautiful and perky Pariah dog by our side," Randi writes. Neither could any of us!

Randi's husband is a very talented photographer and of course Otto is a favourite subject. Click here to see more photos of this INDog in Denmark.

Photos: Nicholas Caron