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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, July 1, 2011


It's been a month since little Nero joined the Kovuri family. We don't know whether he's an INDog or an INDog-mix, and honestly it doesn't matter! What we do know is that he's a smart and beautiful little dog!

Proud owner Mallik tells us about his adoption:

"I was passionate about adopting a pure Indian breed dog. I strongly believe that many things of and in India are better than the rest of the world.

"But influenced by a radio program on stray dogs, and further by an article on Blue Cross, we decided we will rather help a puppy in need than insist on a pure Indian breed. So we made a few rounds with family to Blue Cross of Hyderabad and picked a puppy that gave us instant liking, while we were unable to decide on one agreeable to all members of my family.

"This nice cute furry shiny brown puppy wagging its back and racing on to the visitor's area caught our immediate attention.

"We brought him home happily!"

Photos: Mallik Kovuri


doggylove said...

congrats to be nero's owners!! he will never let u down!

Urja Baggins said...

What an adorable pup! Congrats for the new addition to your family.

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