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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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I love this pup's photos and name (Harry Potter fans won't need an explanation).

Bright and handsome Hufflepuff lives in Kolkata with his rescuer and adopter, Vishwajeet Samuel Gain. 

'Someone from my church told me about a litter near her house that she was taking care of,' says Vishwajeet. 'I told her I wanted one.

'So I went off to her house, and there were five of them! I wish I could have taken them all in, but my parents would allow just one. 

'That's when I chose Huffy. He was the tiniest and quietest of them all, and I knew he was the one that needed the most care. So I brought him in, and that's how it all began.

'When we got him he had white paint on his head and nose. Don't know how that might have happened, but we managed to remove it finally.

First day...

'He was three months old at the time. Now he's around eight months.'

'Bath time! He loves it, but he's too cool to show it!'

Vishwajeet and Huffy

'My little sister used to be terrified of dogs, and now she sleeps with Hufflepuff!

'I found out about the other puppies too; they're all in good hands.

'He had a lot of worms when we brought him in, and the vet said he may not last long. Now he's as healthy as can be!'

Photos and text: Vishwajeet Samuel Gain

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piyali said...

He's absolutely adorable and I love the name!

manik GODBOLE said...

So cute and handsome!!

manik GODBOLE said...

He is so lucky to have u all!!

Anonymous said...

God bless you my dear!

Samir said...

great job done. keep it up :)

Grace Samuel said...

I'm so proud of you. GOD bless you and your hufflepuff richly!