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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.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Batman and friends

Several years ago I read an article called "The Red Dog of the Nilgiris" in the Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society newsletter. The author was Dr Michael W Fox, a well-known ethologist, vet, writer of over 40 books on canine behaviour and other topics, and a former Vice President of Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.

I had just started the Indian Pariah Dog Club and I was delighted to find Dr Fox was a pariah dog fan and had even written about them! You'll find an excerpt from his article in the INDog website (in the Articles section), reproduced with his permission.

Here are some lovely dogs from the Nilgiris, photographed by Dr Fox. They were all rescued by his wife Deanna Krantz, founder of IPAN (India Project for Animals and Nature).

Below: Beautiful Batman! He and Xylo emigrated to the US with Dr Fox and his wife. They live in Minnesota. Batman is now 11 years old.

Above: Batman with Dr Fox
Below: Batman giving an upside-down lick-kiss!

Above: Xylo

Above: A smile from Dean, a typical red Pariah Dog of the Nilgiris

Above: A villager feeding dogs in Masinagudi, circa 1976.

Photos: Dr Michael W Fox
India Project for Animals and Nature

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