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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. 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.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Laila comes home

Really beautiful photos and a touching story from Akanksha Chauhan about her beloved Indy Laila:

'I have always loved street dogs so much that I have friends all around the city. However we never had one as a pet. 

Then somehow Laila landed up right outside my apartment two years back.' 

'I have never used the word beautiful for a dog, but that's actually a very inadequate description for my girl. She is so sensitive, understanding, and loves playing around. 

She has an amazing sense of direction. My housing society authority had some issues with her being around as no outside dogs are allowed, and they dropped her some 17 kilometers from our place. But she found her way back here all by herself. 

After that I never let her out of my sight.'

'We don't leash our dogs and this one is a free soul. She's our house pet and goes out only with me, but off-leash. She never leaves my side. In fact if I am out for a walk or go to get the groceries, I have her watching my back all the time. 

The moment I step out of the house she wants to know why!'

Photos and story: Akanksha Chauhan

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Samir said...

njoy the wonderful company of laila

piyali said...

pls leash laila when you are out on the roads with her. You can never anticipate the reaction of other dogs and how she will behave. She is beautiful.