Learn about the unethical and brutal activities of breeders. Talk to new pet parents who abandoned their pet after only a few weeks because he or she couldn’t “adapt” or the dog wasn’t “trainable.”
Visit a shelter. Talk to experienced adoption coordinators to enlighten oneself. Recognize that you’re looking at a duty, not simply a playmate. The major reason that so many dogs are abandoned today is a lack of good foundations.
Bringing a pet into the house should always be a realistic, sure action, rather than a spontaneous or sentimental one. Though the prevalent trend is generally for foreign dog breeds, which are not always ideal for our climatic circumstances, consider our local Indian canines.
Despite the dominant attitude fostered by misinformation, prejudices, and age-old preconceptions about our Indian dogs, they continue to be the best dog to adopt.
The indigenous breed of the Indian sub-continent is the Indian pariah dog, often known as the Indian native dog. They are sometimes incorrectly referred to as all urban Indian street dogs, which are not pure indigenous canines but mixed breeds, particularly those prevalent in today’s metropolitan setting.
It is also known as the pye-dog, desi dog, and Indie dog, and is derived from the Anglo-Indian words pye or pa and Hindi pahi, which both indicate “outsider.”
Pariah dogs are very attentive and gregarious animals. They are good watchdogs since they are territorial and protective of their pack/family. They work effectively with children and families. They are extremely clever and simple to teach. Because the pariah dog is a native dog breed, they are well adapted to Indian and Asian climes, where temperature changes can range from – 10 to 50 degrees Celsius.
Many breeds, such as the German Shepard and Huskies, are unable to adapt to this environment and require special care. These animals do not fare well in the summer when the temperature reaches 40 degrees. Cold temperatures are not tolerated by breeds like the Dalmatian and Doberman. Pariah pups, on the other side, have the benefit of being well with the adverse conditions of the Subcontinent.
Though every homeless dog deserves a home, Indie dogs are the best of the bunch. I am a pet owner of an Indian dog, and I’ve not witnessed any abnormal behavior or aggressiveness.
This experience has contributed to the belief that Indies are the best breed to adopt, particularly for first-time pet owners or those with limited time and expertise. Most Indie dog families will tell you that rescuing an Indie was the finest decision they ever made.
The first and most important aspect is that, unlike other pedigreed dogs, they are minimal maintenance. The only thing you need to do is go to the vet regularly and you’re done. This is because, unlike foreign breed dogs, Indies are local to our region and are resistant to weather variations. They are fast to adapt, and homemade food is perfect for them.
Because they are a naturally formed breed, they have few health issues and thrive with little care, especially in tropical climates. The dogs’ fur requires minimal maintenance, and they are generally clean.
Indie dogs are not prone to serious health problems and require only routine medical appointments. Their superb health is a significant bonus for owners who can’t take their dogs in for regular grooming or other health tests. Indie dogs shed extremely little due to their short, coarse coat and lack of an undercoat. Fur is rarely found in their dwelling quarters. They don’t need to be brushed or groomed regularly. Baths once a month and brushing regularly are adequate.
Indie dogs are in good health.
Indie dogs are not prone to serious health problems and require only routine medical appointments. They shed extremely little because they have short, coarse hair and no undercoat. Fur is rarely found in their sleeping spaces. They also don’t need to be groomed regularly. Baths once a week and brushing on a routine basis are appropriate.
The question for any animal should never be whether they are “excellent” pets; rather, the question must always be what sort of pet can you manage, provide for, and thrive with. If you’d like a pet, consider your home space, monthly cost, and other aspects before adopting a desi or other breed.
Author: Rtr. Megha Ranjan
Club: Rotaract Club of Dumdum Metropolitan
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