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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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Say hello to Major, commonly known as Mayj! 

Our latest Indy cutie lives in Ahmedabad with his human Parijat Pandya. 

He's clearly perfected that doe-eyed melting look we Indy owners know well...the key to getting away with pretty much anything. The bat-ears are adorable too!

Parijat's description of him reminds me of Mr Kiba of the K Gang. Read on, and enjoy the pictures!

'I came across this beauty almost two years ago. Before that I was really scared of dogs', writes Parijat. 'He is a bit of work and a huge pain in the neck, but I love him.

My friend was going to give an exam. She had a little time so she stopped by an ATM to withdraw some cash. She found Mayj in an obscure corner of the parking lot, almost bleating. He had many injuries, including dog bites and a fractured shoulder, that we think was caused by a scooter hit. He was covered in ants. She picked up this little thing, who literally fit inside a size 6 shoe box. 

We gave him to someone who was ready to adopt him, but that didn't work out. 

He came to live with me for two days, aaaaaand....here we are, close to two years of love, bites, and stolen chicken kebab (resulting in acute diarrhoea).'

Text and photos: Parijat Pandya

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