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I'm a landrace dog fancier. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a spider enthusiast and amateur arachnologist.

This blog is for aboriginal dog enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah Dog) and INDog-mixes (Indies) 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 landrace village dog of the Indian subcontinent. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too. Also see padsociety.org

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

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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