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Acrylic Painting

These are Acrylic painting in made in my graduation days. While some were for practicing other were made for commission.


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Which breed is Indian Street Dog?

Mixed Breed

Indian street dogs are often seen as inferior as compared to pedigree dogs. It is assumed that they are as non trainable, less human friendly and weak compared to Pedigree dogs. So which breed is these Indian Street Dog?


Rare Breed

Are they Indian origin? Yes, they are. Are they purely Indian origin? No, they may not. Indies are difficult to classify, some are as big as great Dane and some are as small as Chiwawa. Usually a street dog lacks nutrient that a household dog gets so they are smaller compared to corresponding breed. So final question which breed are these street dog? The answer is mix breed. Since ages there have been case of old non sterilized pedigree left over street. As the time passed by number of senior dogs leftover the street increased. Lack of mass sterilization resulted in excessive increased cross breed dogs. As these dog stayed on street for long, they adapted Indian environment. The future off spring of these dogs looked no similar to their original ancestors. Lack of paper work result almost no chance to trace their original breed.



Grey hound

Then rises question what happened to native breeds? Most of native breeds were extinct during British Raj or exported to Europe just like Foreign breeds were imported to India. But the good news is they are still present in local region. A KCI register Indian breed like rajpalayam, Bully dog or Bakharwal dog can cost you as much as golden retriever or St. Bernard. Indian breed were majorly trained as guarding dogs. With strong muscle, high immunity and locking jaws. They were train for hunting or defending in past but now a days they are just kept as an exotic breed. Yes some of them are still used in defense. Number of Indian breeds living in home is less compared to Pedigree. While most of Indian breeds are know for their guarding ability, Indian spitz is know as family dog. Indian spitz is nothing but German Spitz living India since British Raj. They are well adapted to our climate and recognized as Indian breed by KCI since they have been living here from long time.

Indian Spitz

Its important to know that dog be it of any breed can be aggressive if isolated from the world. A well trained dog of any breed can be friendly. The only thing matter is exercise required to the dog. Labrador will require less exercise compared to Indian Mastiff of climate resistance. Just like a Indian looks different from American, Chinese, European our dogs too look different from each other. Its the weather condition, the work they do make them look different from each other. Remember to choose a breed that is suitable to your climate. Don’t choose St. Bernard if your living near Equator and not a Kanni if you live in Russia.



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The guard dog Robert

It was Sunday afternoon, I was bored in my hostel. All my friends were out for personal reasons and all I was alone. All of the sudden I felt my go out and do something. Within minutes I was driving my scooter towards country side. After riding 50km away from my hostel I reached a lake. I took couple of selfies and posted on Instagram. Soon I was a dead puppy. Wait it was breathing!
I looked nearby. There was no one. Yes there were other dogs but they not ready to accept him. After waiting for sometime I literally picked him up and took him to vet.
But you know what? This was not near Lake side but near my hostel. Yes I had traveled 50km with this dead looking puppy.
He was saved him or rather I took away his chances to stay on street due to my immature act. He was suffering from dehydration not else.
I took him to hostel but kept him below the hostel apartment. ” Who is he?”, asked my hostel gaurdian
” Robot, I call him Robot he listens my every command”, I said.
The guard saw at my face. He knew I was l lying but he also knew I was helpless.
” I wish you have some plan for him, till that he can stay here”, he said.
Robot stayed at basement our hostel even after I left hostel. Although he was rescued by me he was more like gaurd dog of my hostel.

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Bruno my walk dog.


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” I have volunteered for you whole four years, why can’t you allow me to adopt a dog?” I asked rescue shelter head.

” Vijay we know you well. You have helped us so long but you stay in paying guest and you already have a dog at home town”, she replied.

“I can take care of my dog”, I said.

“If you have a job transfer?”, she asked

“I will take him with me”, I replied

“And if your new owner didn’t allow dogs?”

“I will send him to my hometown”

“Vijay your parents are not ready for second dog. Also you know two adult dog may not stay together”,she answered. I was disappointed. She had called my dad in morning for dog adoption. My dad had clearly said no. Why dad why dad!!!. If I had brought second dog without telling you, you would any how had to accept him.

My PG owner had 3 year old dachshund name Bruno although I had little interaction with him I never remember that he was too close to me. He was always left untied and roamed all over the colony. Bruno used to return back for food and sleep, he was easy dog to live with. While I returning to PG from office I saw him near the entrance. Soon I released I forgot my cigarette, I was too tired to go alone but desperately needed a pack of cigarette.

I looked a him and said to him, ” At least you company me”.

He looked in my eye and followed till the cigarette shop. I was happy and so was he. Next morning I again called him while I was going for morning walk. He followed me again. This became our daily routine. Bruno used to accompany for morning walk as well as night. As the day passed by we developed a good friendship. People around us used to think I am his owner. Just like any other night me and Bruno went to local shop for cigarette. The shopkeeper handover the pack of cigarette and I took out one cigarette ignite it. A lady standing beside me looked at me in weird face.

” I think cigarette affect dogs life”, she said to herself and went away. I felt guilty and decided to leave cigarette. Both Bruno and that lady changed by life. While I would write about that lady afterwards here I would share about Bruno. I stayed in that PG for one more year and then shifted to California. Bruno always accompanied me. In early days he was unlatched but once he was caught by city police. They took him to shelter thinking he is abounded. We brought him back and later I official became his walker. My PG owner to allow me to take him at local fest. In the period of one year Bruno made couple friend at socialization event. As I was planning to California I assigned my friend as his walker. Even today I receive his pictures and messages on whatsapp. Whenever I have project near my PG I visit Bruno because I am his half pet parent.