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.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Chile's street dogs of many breeds!
This evocative picture was taken by Mary Lascelles on a recent trip to Chile. Mary, thanks for letting me post it here.
These so-called "stray" dogs seem to be much like the ones in Peru, they are all Eurobreeds or a mix of Eurobreeds, unlike our Indian city street dogs, which are nearly always mixed with Indian Pariah Dog/INDog.
In fact street dogs in Peru and Chile often seem to be pets who are roaming around unsupervised. I noticed this in Arequipa and Cusco and smaller towns on a trip to Peru in 2008. This is much like our village dogs, who appear to be "stray" to a casual observer but are frequently simply pets who wander around part of the day and go home to eat and sleep.
That's partly why I find the word "stray" practically meaningless, and I wish people wouldn't use it loosely. It indicates neither breed nor race nor even ownership status actually...
But I'm digressing here. This topic calls for a separate post: "Is a stray really a stray?" Coming up soon.
Meanwhile, check here for earlier posts on street dogs of Santo Domingo and Peru. Or perhaps I should say, "Dogs that were on the street at the time of clicking, in Santo Domingo and Peru!!!"
Photo: Mary Lascelles,