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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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Isipho, AfriCanis pup

Meet the latest member of Yvonne's canine pack in Cape Town.

This beautiful pup is Isipho (pronounced eseepaw). His name is a Xhosa word meaning "gift." He's a typical native dog of the country, much as the Indian Pariah/INDog is here.

He was found scrounging on a garbage dump and was rescued by an organization called African Tails. Yvonne took him in and he has transformed from a scrawny malnourished little fellow into the handsome healthy boy you see in the last picture. Leela and Rishi are only too happy to have a new playmate and family member! Here they are all playing together.

Read more about the indigenous dogs of subequatorial Africa in this site.

Some earlier posts on Rishi and Leela: Sea Dogs, Rishi and Leela portraits, The Indi and the cat, Part 6, My Cape Town holiday with Rishi and Leela and The Burial,
Snapshots in the snow.

This is my post about Pariah dogs of Tanzania.

Photos: Yvonne de Kock
Cape Town
South Africa

African Tails is on Facebook.


smita said...

Leela looks like she's smiling in the second last pic!

Rajashree Khalap said...

Leela's a lovely dog. A very sad piece of news is that Apollo the cat passed away recently. He was an absolute darling. Very sweet-natured and you could hear his purr several feet away. He was over 18.

smita said...

Very sorry to hear about Apollo.But I'm glad he had a long and happy life.