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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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

INDogs of Bangladesh

Lovely INDogs clicked by aboriginal dog enthusiast Adnan Ahmad in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The first three are of an absolutely beautiful and perfect Indi, and the last two are of her daughter from an earlier litter.

Adnan has spent a lot of time and effort recording the INDogs of his area and their behaviour. You can watch his videos on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bom-eL_TzJw

Here is an earlier post about his pups Frisky and Lallu.

I always feel the dogs in Eastern India seem less mongrelized than the ones in North or Western India, and from Adnan's pictures it seems the ones in Bangladesh are not mongrelized at all, or very rarely. Apart from the fact that West Asian dogs were not taken to the east, I would put this down to more responsible pet ownership - owners not letting their Eurobreed pets roam unsupervised or breed with free-ranging dogs. When I was a child in Kolkata (very very long ago!) owners restricted their pets' movements and breeding, but that doesn't seem to be universally true any more judging by the look of many Kolkata street dogs today.

Thanks for the pictures Adnan!

Photos: Adnan Ahmad

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