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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.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Can anything be cuter than this (except another Indy pup of course)!!

Read about Vijay Raghunathan's adorable INDog-mix Muffin in his description below. And note how the same traits are described by so many owners - intelligent, loving, protective towards owners.

'She was rescued from the streets by a NGO in Bangalore - "Lets Live Together" and has been living with us for 4 months now,' writes Vijay.

'I agree with you on the various perspectives about this breed - she is extremely loving, playful, intelligent, sensitive and very friendly with people and other animals. Yet, even at this age of 6 months when she senses a threat, she becomes very protective of the family and the home.

'It is such a pleasure to wake up or go back home and be greeted by a bundle of fur. Even if it is for a few hours she hasn't seen us, the treatment is the one reserved for someone who hasn't been seen for years together. '

Photos and text: Vijay Raghunathan


June said...

Oh my god, my heart! what a cutie!

Prasenjit Dutta said...

He looks almost like my Bhulo who I had rescued from the streets of Kolkata. Muffin looks most lovable. Good to know he now has a caring home and family.