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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. 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, January 8, 2010


We start this year on a healthy note, with Lalee and Kimaya munching on a bush in Nagaon. I'm not too good at botany but I think it's the tulsi (Holy Basil) that grows wild in my aunt's plantation next to our house.

Lalee is out of focus in the second picture, but Kimaya looks so sweet I posted it anyway.

Happy New Year to all INDogs (and other dogs) - with best wishes from my three pups and me.



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June said...

Happy new year to you and the pups too!Why do pups chew plants? Pico likes to chew hibiscus leaves.

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Rajashree Khalap said...

@June: Happy New Year! I think they eat grass and leaves when their digestion isn't quite okay...not sure though, I have to find out more about this. Lalee and Kimaya eat leaves regularly but Bandra eats them only when he's feeling a bit sick

doggylove said...

hi! tommy and chinky eat hibiscus leaves. i had read somewhere dogs eat leaves when they lack chlorophyll or the 'greens'.tommy's vet warns though, that many insects lay their eggs and larvae underside of the leaves which can cause problem, so i wash it and give them, i also give actual grass blades(after washing with water). chinmayi's cats and dog eat 'lemon grass'?the blades of this grass are so sharp!!

Rajashree Khalap said...

Kimaya eats hibiscus too but Lalee prefers tulsi and lantana. I read somewhere that hibiscus and lantana are toxic for dogs but I really don't know if that is correct since lots of dogs seem to eat them and they don't show any symptoms afterwards. My dogs eat grass off the lawn.