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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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Free-ranging dogs of Bali

Presenting a dog's eye view of Bali! 

These handsome dogs were clicked by Yvonne de Kock. Yvonne was in Bali last month conducting 
a yoga workshop. I'm so grateful to her for spending time photographing dogs for me. 

Here are a few of the pictures:

Shy but alert
Superb traffic sense!

Typical Balinese dog

Hanging out together...

Napping in the sun, Ubud

Please watch the slideshow below (with captions) for the complete set of images. Brindled coat colouring seems to be quite common, unlike in INDogs. The dogs are also stockier in build than INDogs, something I noticed in Cambodia as well years ago.

This is an interesting article on genetics of Bali street dogs. The authors conclude that "a viable and diverse population of dogs existed on the island of Bali prior to its geographic isolation approximately 12,000 years ago and has been little influenced by domesticated European dogs since that time."

Here's an earlier post on Bali street dogs in this blog. 

Yvonne, thanks for this virtual dog-tour of Bali!

Photos: Yvonne de Kock

Note: There are images in this blog of indigenous dogs from several countries - Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, Sudan, Malaysia, Israel, South Africa. To see them check posts under the topics 'aboriginal dogs' and 'long-term pariah morphotype'.

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