Village dog in Ajmer district. This is a rather dry agricultural and grassland area and there were few INDog-type dogs; most were the lean drop-eared sighthound type which apparently are used to poach hare. Most of the village dogs were ownerless, but a number of livestock-owners had pet dogs like this one, to accompany their flocks and herds.
Pariah Dog, dingo on rock, when dogs diverged from wolves to companion humans in the evolutionary timeframe? from years ago to years ago depending on studies you read It is certain: they have been an integral part of human existence for age
INDog chased away from a goat it was trying to kill. Near Pobitora, Assam, clicked by Kiran Khalap. INDogs have high prey drive and when not socialized to livestock they will try to kill goats, sheep and poultry.
Village dog near Pobitora, Assam. Clicked by Kiran Khalap. This dog is quite short, a feature apparently seen more often in dogs of the North-Eastern states than in the peninsula, though dwarfism is seen occasionally in all INDogs.
Handsome black and white INDog outside Guwahati, Assam. Clicked by Kiran Khalap.
Male INDog near Karnala, Raigad District, western Maharashtra
Young female at Karnala, Raigad district. She is owned by a highway tea-shop.
A village dog probably related to my INDog Kiba, as she and a pack of similar looking dogs live near his birthplace (near Kurul, Raigad district, Konkan Coast). The dogs of this area are rather deep-chested.