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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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


In February this year, Devraj and Preeti Khare found an adorable little pup in the slum behind their house. He had a bad wound on his head with maggots in it.

They took him to a vet for treatment. The vet advised them to keep him at home for a week.

Instead the Khares decided to make him a permanent member of their family. And here's how he looked after healing up, thanks to their care.

Fast forward to the present: A handsome grown-up Phantom

Above, below: His favourite cooling-the-tummy pose

Above: Sofa takeover - a common story in Indi-ruled homes! Including mine!

Photos: Devraj Khare


Mehmood said...

they take great care of him. phantom is their baby not a pet. they've trained him very well.

Rajashree Khalap said...

He looks like a real darling. All our dogs are our babies. The nicest thing about doing this blog is I get to know so many kind people like the Khares. In the middle of all the horrible cruelty stories we read daily, it's a relief to remember that there are good people around as well.

wandereress said...

It's great to read about Phantom's story. He was such a cute puppy.
Good to see compassionate and kind people like the Khares adopting Indies and letting their sofas get taken over :).

Lucy said...

He's really a darling... he was like a small baby who would fit in my palms when he was a small kid n now he's a grown up baby....
Phantom Love you... n i miss you... hope to see u soon..... :)