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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. 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.

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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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is so cute :) . Great work Negi