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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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Remember I mentioned last week that Matrix had a brother called Rusty?

Here he is! Just as handsome and just as lucky!

When the pups' mother died, a very kind-hearted student named Sushant rescued them. He already owns a pair of dogs. And two students at his college, Rupesh and Rahul, had often mentioned that they'd like to keep dogs. So he asked them about adopting the orphans.

Rupesh took Matrix and Rahul Ganguly took home Rusty. 

Rahul is an animal lover and already has four aquariums and a rabbit. But Rusty is his first dog.

'It was a tough challenge for me as I'd never had a puppy,' he says. 'It was like a leap of faith when I brought Rusty home.'

'At first my mom was very uncomfortable with him as she was afraid of dogs.

'But eventually Rusty made such a bond with all of us that her fear was totally gone. And nowadays she is mostly seen cuddling him!'

Just like his brother Matrix, Rusty is now 5 months old. And already growing into a beautiful strong dog (INDog-mix I believe; beautiful pale gold coat and long dropped ears). Look at his sweet expression!

'He goes running with me two kilometres in the morning and two kilometres in the evening, to maintain his health and strength. 

'We are very happy with this newest member of our home!'

Photos: Rahul Ganguly

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