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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

We've brought back a classic: 'The Indian Dog' by W. V. Soman!

We have great news for fans of INDogs, Indies, aboriginal and landrace dogs, and Indian dog breeds!

Presenting for your reading pleasure, for the first time ever, the digitised version of the highly sought-after classic, W. V. Soman's 'THE INDIAN DOG'. The original reference on the subject, published in 1963 by Popular Prakashan, and long out of print.

This was the first comprehensive book on the topic of Indian dogs, and it remains an important reference which covers both man-made breeds as well as landrace varieties, with a chapter devoted to indigenous pariah dogs, and their differences from 'mongrels' or mix-breeds. A book then, that caters to the breed fancier seeking to discover Indian breeds, as well as the dog lover who admires the beauty of landrace dogs. 

We would like to thank Popular Prakashan for graciously granting us permission to digitise the only file copy in existence.

A huge thank you to Javed Ahmed of the INDog Project, for the idea and execution and for all the effort he put in to make it happen.

We thank Dr Krishna Mohan for his time and generous support.

chlorophyll brand & communications consultancy is thanked for their constant generosity and help, with special thanks to Sachin Pawar.

The book is made available as a free download for reference purposes only.

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