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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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Manipur INDog and dogs of Nagaland

Some glimpses of dogs from North-East India, clicked by Gautam Das on his recent trip there.



Above: The Manipur INDog is a slightly thicker-coated INDog version, obviously because of the colder winters there. It has a rather Shiba Inu-like face.



Above, below: 'Naga Chow', being reared by a family probably for eating. These dogs all have a broader head and face than the normal INDog. Some have rounded ear tips. Those in high areas (over 5000 ft) have thick soft coats.

A particular set of Naga communities traditionally kills and eats dogs during the festival 'Sekrenyi genna'.





Above: Naga Chow-cross, shorter-legged than the typical Naga Chow. The coat is typical of a higher elevation Naga Chow.

More images by Gautam Das in this blog:

Black dog squad: INDogs of West Bengal
INDogs of Upper Assam and Eastern Arunachal Pradesh
Trixie

And his paper on the Indian Native Dog from our INDog website - the definitive article on our aboriginal breed.

For more INDog images from NE India, see On the banks of the Brahmaputra, by Jayanta Chaudhuri.

Photos and captions: Gautam Das
Nagaland, Manipur


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