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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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Guess what I like best about the INDog Project?

Here's the answer: lots of really nice, humane people email me. The rare kind of people who notice and help small forlorn creatures. 

Every time that happens, I go: 'Oh well, there are some good humans in the world after all.'

And the next best thing about the INDog Project is, I get to see the CUTEST puppy photos!! Just go through this blog and you'll see what I mean!

Here's the latest cutie: Matrix, a handsome five-month-old in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh!

Matrix and his brother Rusty are orphans. Their mother died soon after giving birth to them.

Luckily the pups were rescued and taken into a home. And when Matrix was one month old, he was adopted by Rupesh Kumar, a student living in Bhilai. 

(The other pup Rusty was adopted by Rupesh's friend; I hope to feature him too, in a later post).

Matrix fell ill with a viral liver infection a few weeks ago, but he has recovered now after treatment. He's five months old.

He runs with Rupesh for four kilometres every morning, which is really helping his health. 

'He's become an important member of the family,' says Rupesh. 'Funny fact is, after I adopted Matrix my parents mostly call me to get updates about him, rather than about me!' 

The adorable happy white puppy in this picture is not a pet; he was in the locality for some days but disappeared later.

The free-roaming dogs in Bhilai mostly have erect ears and curled tails, and may possibly be true INDogs. But it's hard to tell at this age what Matrix will look like when he grows up. 

All we can predict is that he'll be gorgeous!

Photos: Rupesh Kumar

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Anonymous said...

Thank you mam for featuring matrix in your blog.i really like this post. I'll surely contact you once he achieves his good health.

Samir said...

Good job done by Rupesh.....Keep it up....