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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.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Little Picolo was adopted three weeks ago by June Basar. You can tell from the pictures that he's settled into her home very nicely. I hope June will keep sending us photos so we can watch him growing up!

June has kept both Eurobreeds and pariah dogs in the past, and I love what she has to say about the latter: "I have noticed indigenous dogs to be smarter and friendlier than pedigreed versions. They can be social and learn ‘home rules’ and ‘good behavior’ with none or little training. Also their size is perfect. Just right to cuddle and can be intimidating as guard dogs."

Picolo has two equally cute sisters who are desperately in need of good homes. His mother seems to have been poisoned by building residents and a third sister was run over. I posted their photos a few days ago. Please do spread the word among dog-lover friends, and also circulate the photos of all the other beautiful pups who are up for adoption right now.

Photos: June Basar

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