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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, December 8, 2011

Dogs of Cambodia

These pictures were taken by Gautam Das on his recent visit to Cambodia (Kampuchea).
In South East Asia these dogs are called Kampong Dogs.

They live in exactly the same way as free-ranging INDogs here, in villages and cities.

I noticed the free-ranging dogs in Cambodia when I visited the Angkor complex back in 1998, but sadly I didn't click any pictures. There were many with short legs around Siem Reap, a mutation Colonel Das also noticed. Check the last picture here, of the short-legged puppy.

I have known a very few dogs like that in Mumbai, though it's not a common mutation in this part of the country at least. I don't think they were mix-breeds as most people assumed.

Many cats in Cambodia (and probably elsewhere in the region) have an interesting mutation as well: their tails are short with a stump at the end.

Earlier posts in this blog about Kampong Dogs:

South-East Asian Pariah Dog,
Puppy in Ipoh,
Dogs in Sarawak,
Ipoh dogs
Malaysian pups

And here is an interesting post from Lam Chun See's blog about Kampong Dogs.

There are many pictures in this blog of indigenous pariah-type dogs from different countries. Go to "Topics" and open "aboriginal dogs" and "long-term pariah morphotype."

If you've been reading this blog for some time you'll know that Gautam Das is the person who coined the name INDog. You may have read his article The Indian Native Dog in the INDog site.

If you haven't yet looked at the INDog site, drop everything and do so now!!

Photos: Gautam Das
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful dogs,real beauties.