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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. 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.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

INDogs of Bengal

The pictures below were taken by an animal-crazy photographer friend Rohan Mukerjee, near Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The dogs in eastern India often look very pure-blooded and not mongrelized. Again, perfect examples of the dingo-pariah type or long-term pariah morphotype.

My favourite is the black-and-white picture of snarling dogs. I did have some qualms about posting it here but have done so on Rohan's insistence! Territorial and dominance disputes are a natural part of any dog's life (and of human life too) - so I decided to go ahead and tell it like it is.

Photos: Rohan Mukerjee
Shantiniketan, West Bengal

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