This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts and for the INDog/Indian Pariah Dog Club. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Membership of the Club is restricted to Pariah Dogs and mongrels (mix-breeds) only. 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 cynologists call the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. The Club is an informal group with over 200 members.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Dogs of Cambodia
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,
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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