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I'm a landrace dog fancier. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a spider enthusiast and amateur arachnologist.

This blog is for aboriginal dog enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah Dog) and INDog-mixes (Indies) 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 landrace village dog of the Indian subcontinent. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too. Also see padsociety.org

Monday, June 5, 2017


Khushi is a dainty little INDog-mix who was born in Delhi and adopted in the USA. Her name means 'happiness' in Hindi!

Something about her reminds me of Kimaya - the same prettiness and grace. 

Her human Debra Strain Matvich sent in her photos!

Typical pariah dog behaviour - climbing on to high places

Debra writes:

Khushi is a year old mixed INDog. I am currently awaiting her DNA results as I am curious as to what breeds she is made up of. 

She was found on the side of the road at 3 months in New Delhi, emaciated and with a horrible maggot wound on her front right leg. Still has deep scars today. 

After rescue in Delhi

She was treated and given clearance to come to the USA by Dr Sharma's Pet Clinic in New Delhi. 

I got Khushi through a rescue group that occasionally receives desi dogs from India.

Khushi is INCREDIBLY smart, loyal and very energetic. She's a lovely dog and I couldn't be happier to have her as a part of my family! 

Text and photos: Debra Strain Matvich

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