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Mumbai, India
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, April 30, 2012


This lovely little girl was in my Facebook inbox today, along with a message from owner C. m. McCormick:

'Thought you'd love to know that I successfully brought Shadow, my INDog puppy I rescued from Chennai streets, home with me to America. She loves it here because everyone thinks she is so cute and nobody discriminates against her. 

'This picture was from her last week in India, taken for her customs papers.'

Flashback to an earlier picture, so sad but with a happy ending!  

'This is the day I finally said "OK you can come home" after she'd been begging me to take her home for two weeks. She's named Shadow because of the way she followed right at my feet with all her strength and tiny legs.
'I often say she picked me.'

Photo: C. m. McCormick
Chennai and USA