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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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Divyaanshi Chandra sent me these pictures of her aunt's cute little INDog-mix pup Rocky.

Divyaanshi's aunt Anupama Srivastava looks after street dogs in Kolkata. A few months ago she was informed by someone about a tiny puppy that had had its intestines badly injured in a car accident. 

The kind lady immediately brought the pup home and nursed him back to health. 

'Rocky is all fit and fine now and has recovered to the surprise of many who saw him in his initial state,' writes Divyaanshi. 'It was originally planned that he should be sent to a shelter after he gets fine. But now he has become the apple of our eye and has been absorbed into our family forever.'

Divyaanshi's mail made me particularly happy because she says she had some prejudices about pariah dogs...until she met Rocky. This pup would convert anyone into an Indy fan, wouldn't he?

Photos: Divyaanshi Chandra, Anupama Srivastava

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