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
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