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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

And some nicer pictures

Kiba, 8 months


Tug champion of the world

Where can Kiba be?




10 comments:

wandereress said...

Simply adorable!!
I love the last pic: where can Kiba be? Super sweet.

wandereress said...

Kiba reminds me of my Sammy's puppy days soooo much. The same goofy expressions in the teenage. haha.

Lubna said...

Hi Kibi: You've grown. Are you now naughtier or good?

Rajashree Khalap said...

Naughtier, much. He tears book covers now. Also tried to gouge my eye out with his paw. How are you? Come and visit the hoodlums some time.

Vishwas said...

Can an INDog survive on complete veg food?

Rajashree Khalap said...

I'm sure some do in places where they don't get non-veg, possibly in some parts of Gujarat. But I don't know anything about the long-term health and life-span of vegetarian INDogs. When scavenging they seem to prefer non-veg. Probably even village dogs fed on veg food would be able to find some meat for themselves, by hunting rodents or foraging for dead things.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately we do not cook non-veg in home. And there is fish market near my house. Last time i had a kitten. when it got a taste of fish, It never returned...so i am worried. I dont want my pet to live like a scavenger...
Another question....After how many days of birth a puppy can be seperated from its mum and brought to home...?

Rajashree Khalap said...

You should try to give boiled eggs sometimes at least. Or get a good quality packaged food.

Cats are obligate carnivores. If your kitten had stayed with you and had only veg food, s/he would have suffered serious health problems including perhaps blindness through taurine deficiency.

Ideally a pup should not be separated from its mother till age 2 months at least. They get immunity to a lot of things from their mother's milk. I took Kiba from his mom at 1 month, because they were next to a highway and there was a high risk of the pups getting killed. But I believe he has lower immunity as a result.

vishwas said...

as you told we can not wait for 2 months.There is no guarantee that it will survive till then.And even it may turn into pakka street dog in that period...

Rajashree Khalap said...

Pups won't turn into anything by the age of 2 months :) You can change their behaviour until the age of 4 or 5 months. Even later. In fact I adopted Kimaya when she was 5 months and she became a perfect pet dog though she had never been handled by humans till adoption.