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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.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Dobby is a Kolkata Indy owned by Rohini Joseph and her family. He was found outside their house nearly 8 years ago, and though they had five cats and a dog at the time, this kind family took him in as well.

'He's an absolute gem of a dog and pretty much welcomes anyone who comes to the house,' says Rohini. 'Great with children, extremely gentle and mild-mannered. And whenever poeple who are petrified of dogs come visit us, he has been intrumental in breaking that fear.
'His only problem is he HATES other animals and literally goes barking mad when he sees other dogs and cats on the road. This, despite that fact that he's lived with other animals his whole life (his best friend is a cat). But any creature outside the house is fair game.'

That sounds quite a lot like my Kimaya actually! 

 Some lovely pictures of Dobby including a few with his best friend.


Photos: Rohini Joseph
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monis_musings said...

Thanks so much for featuring them. Dobby sends an air-cutting wag your way!

Rahul Chowdhary said...

DOBBY and TIKI!! Missing you guys as always (sad face). Excellent feature!