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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, March 5, 2010


This handsome INDog-mix belongs to Jyoti Swaroop Gupta. Jyoti found him as a two-month old pup, lying on the roadside infected with parvo virus. He took him home and cured him and Gullu is now a beautiful and robust young adult, aged two and a half.

Jyoti is a single father of three adopted babies - two dogs and one human child. The adoption procedure for single fathers is extremely difficult in India, and Jyoti is only the third man in this country who has managed to clear the many hurdles and finally adopt a sweet little boy from Orissa. I support adoption whole-heartedly, though I haven't adopted a child myself. Hats off to his dedication and persistence, and hugs to all his wonderful children!

Jyoti Swaroop Gupta

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