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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, September 11, 2012

INDog Site Record

My INDog Project partners have pooled our observations and created a chart recording sites where we have seen pure, unmongrelized INDog populations.

We are only listing villages and very small towns. Although one can find pure INDogs in cities, there are many mix-breeds as well, and one cannot consider big city populations unmongrelized.

There seems to be a clear connection between new money and dog mongrelization. In both urban and rural communities that have recently become affluent, modern breed dogs are probably acquired as status symbols, but allowed to roam unsupervised in 'village dog' style. We see mix-breed dog populations in such areas.

Obviously there are millions more sites around our subcontinent. We have listed only those we have visited personally.

Click here to view the list.

Here's the link to an earlier blog post about the distinct genetic profile of INDogs.

This is an ongoing project. We hope many more people will contribute their observations to the list. If you would like to contribute your records, please email me at rajashree.khalap@gmail.com with details and photographs of the dogs. 

Do read the criteria for listing.


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