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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Shadow

This tiny beautiful pup was recently adopted by Kunga Negi in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. What a cutie! 

Dogs in the Himalayan region are likely to be mixed with indigenous mountain breeds.  It will be interesting to see what Shadow looks like when he grows up.

Kunga sent his photos and adoption story:

































I was thinking for a long time that I'd like to raise a dog and was considering buying a Eurobreed, but then one day I saw this little buddy outside the gym where I go to work out here in Shimla. The pup was trembling with cold. I picked him up and decided at that very moment to raise this little rascal at home. 

His name is Shadow.

What I feel is that if I raise him there will be more awareness among people to raise Indies rather than Eurobreeds. If more of us do that we can bring about a big change.

After spending days reading about INDogs I learned that they are among the oldest breeds in human history, very intelligent and friendly to humans and children.

There are many misconceptions among people that INDogs are not pure breeds and that they are not intelligent. We have to create awareness. With neutering and awareness and also adoption, I hope one day there will be no street dogs but only Dogs.



































Photos and story: Kunga Negi
Shimla
Himachal Pradesh

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Senna

INDog Senna lives with Puloma's family in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. What a lovely dog!































Puloma writes:

One fine day we found two small pups outside our house hiding behind our car. They were really small, adorable, very playful, so we had no option but to feed them and keep them with us. 





















































One of them, the boy, disappeared after staying with us for one month. We searched for him everywhere but couldn't find him. I hope he is safe and happy wherever he is.

It was difficult for us and his sister, but I like to think of it as God's bigger plan for us.

From that day onwards we totally took care of our baby and her needs. We had never had any experience of keeping a dog in the house, but we still managed to do pretty well! (Yay!)























From vaccinations and trips to the vet to her spaying and post-op stress, it has been a difficult yet beautiful ride. She is extremely playful.

The best part of our day is when we all return from college, school or work and find her waiting for us with that cute wagging tail.

I have never been more happy in my entire life!

Along with  her, we look after two other old Indies as well. They just sit outside, guard the house and accompany us quietly wherever we go. (Thank God they are not as playful as Senna!)

May God bless all such voiceless creatures and those who stand up for them.

Story and photos: Puloma Singh
Pantnagar
Uttarakhand

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