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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.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Lovely INDog Ponky belongs to Amitabh Banerji. Here is her story, from Amitabh's brother Ashish:

Ponky was picked up as a very small pup by my wife and brother from Gorai beach, in May 2010. 

All the Indies at Gorai beach seem to thrive on the abundance of dead fish which is washed ashore during tides. I suppose as Ponky's mother was a fish eater, Ponky too has developed a strong and obsessive appetite for fish (whenever cooked in the house). Though the local vet has suggested that fish or its remnants not be fed to her at all as it may make her ill. We buy fresh chicken and make her a stew with that and green vegetables. Apart from that, kibble/biscuits/tit-bits from us when we eat...

Biting the cell phone to get my brother's attention

As usual, she has been somewhat spoiled with an overdose of love and affection and she believes herself to be half human! She sleeps on the bed with my family members and is overprotective of us all. She hasn't bitten anyone but is certainly very aggressive towards strangers, even the house helps. 

Deep asleep in the bean bag. She has claimed it as her own.

Favourite resting place, the arm-rest on the couch

With my brother on their evening walk

Fooling around

Story: Ashish Banerji
Photos: Amitabh Banerji, Ashish Banerji

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