You can find street dogs or Indian pariahs almost everywhere in India. The breed is native to the Indian subcontinent and can survive harsh tropical weather.
But amidst all this, the inhumane, unethical dog breeding industry produced millions of dogs each year and is sold at the pet stores for the right price.
Even when their loving and friendly attitudes, Indie dogs were not popular as pets. Centuries of roaming around the streets made them aggressive. They bark and show aggression at every stranger or unfamiliar dog who enters their territory.
However, with the rise in awareness, many people are starting to take interest in adopting Indie pups rather than cross-breed dogs.
For Labradors from Europe to Huskies in Siberia, the tropical climate deteriorates the quality of their health, life and reduces the life span.
Small dogs like Basset Hounds and Beagles – often branded as apartment dogs due to their size. While the hound dogs need constant activity and stimulation.
While adopting a dog, you must understand their living conditions, nature, and lifestyle along with the budget for their maintenance becomes imperative.
Here are a few reasons why the often neglected Indie dogs are a perfect addition to your family:
Adapting to climate
The Indie dog is one of the naturally evolved breeds is shaped by natural selection. They are acclimatized to the tropical weather as their origin is India, and they have lived here for centuries. Thus, they are accustomed to the Indian environment and can survive over other breeds.
Indie dogs have not been bred for thousands of years, and this is the reason why they are healthier than other breeds. The height of these dogs ranges from 51 to 64 cm at the shoulder and weighs between 12 to 20 kgs.
Problems like obesity and hip dysplasia are extremely rare among these dogs. Their immune system is stronger and can thrive well with exercise, nutritious meals, and basic regular health checkups.
Require low maintenance
Indies are quite low maintenance in nature. They have a short coarse coat and shed little to no fur around the living area. Weekly brushing and monthly baths are enough to keep their coat in good condition.
Intelligent and alert
The streets play a significant role in the evolution of Indie dogs. They are quite literally street smart and highly alert. They can easily adapt well to new places, and based on people’s experiences, they are easier to train. Although as a territorial breed, they may react with aggression to unknown people or dogs as adults. Socialization is the one way to keep them cool.
Sensitive and equally loving
Indies are known for their territorial nature, and this makes them be a good watchdog. They are generally cheerful and social. Nature makes them very lovable among people and even develop a strong bond of loyalty with their owners and family.
So, love an Indie dog, they’ll love you back more.