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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, August 25, 2013


This handsome INDog-mix belongs to Birgit Drawe and her family. He was adopted in Tamil Nadu and now lives with them in Spain. Birgit sent me his story:

For the past two years I've been the happy owner of Goldi.

Goldi was one of seven puppies born at a church in Kottivakam/Chennai. One day my neighbours decided to take him to their place in Akkarai.

When they realized the dog was damaging shoes and stealing food, they chased him out of the compound. Happily our caretaker's dog befriended Goldi when he was lonely, sitting by the side of the road.

Step by step Goldi entered our hearts. Now a life without him is unthinkable.

Last year our company shifted us to Spain. I was not sure whether he would adjust to his new life, but he managed perfectly.

In Spain you find dogs with features similar to Goldi. They are called Podencos.

Often people tell us how beautiful Goldi looks, and they ask us whether he is a Podenco or an Australian Dingo.

Then I tell them very proudly, no he is a natural dog from Tamil Nadu.

Photos and text: Birgit Drawe

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