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.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Red INDogs of Central India
Above: Last week I saw these beautiful INDogs trotting along a lane with two villagers and a herd of goats. It was in a forested region near Pench Tiger Reserve.
INDogs are still widely used as livestock guarding dogs in such areas. They bark and alert the goatherds if a predator approaches.
Above: They turned around immediately and came to their owner when he called them.
(Now, why don't my dogs do that?? I think I'll send them to this gentleman for training.)
Above: Very handsome! The one on the left has flattened his ears in a submissive display before his owner.
Above, below: The silly city person has clicked her photos. Courtesies over...
Below: ...it's time to get back to work.
Above: This dog was in a village called Harisal on the boundary of Melghat Tiger Reserve. He was too busy to turn and face the camera, so I had to make do with this rear end portrait. You can still admire his lovely upright ears and curled tail and red coat.
Red dogs...I love them best.
Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra