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I am an animal lover. I own two lovely dogs and two gorgeous cats. I work with the wildlife conservation NGO Satpuda Foundation in the tiger reserves of central India. Before that I worked for 14 years with the street dogs of Mumbai. I created and manage the INDog Project www.indog.co.in and the INDog Club.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts and for the INDog/Indian Pariah Dog Club. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Membership of the Club is restricted to Pariah Dogs and mongrels (mix-breeds) only. 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 cynologists call the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. The Club is an informal group with over 200 members.

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