Know thy Breed

Posted on November 28, 2016: Kanni, in Tamil, means unmarried girl or virgin. They were given as dowry to the bridegroom by the Kambalathu Naicker community from Tamil Nadu practised this custom. The dog is never to be sold, but is strictly to be treated as a family member, thanks to the age-old... Read more

Posted on October 18, 2016: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bulldog, Brussels Griffon, Japanese Spaniel, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, and Bullmastiff: these are all adorably cute ‘flat-faced dogs’, which so-called pet ‘lovers’ covet. This has... Read more

Posted on September 15, 2016: This dog was originally bred by the royal families near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Since then, they’ve been symbols of dignity and royalty in India.


This dog’s coat usually features the following colours: reddish brown, fawn, silver... Read more

Posted on June 8, 2016: As brisk as the wind, as slim as a supermodel and diligently devoted to his/ her pet parents; the Saluki was thought of as a gift from Allah. Dogs resembling Salukis appear on carvings of the Sumerian Empire dating back to 7000 BC to 6000 BC and to Egyptian tombs which... Read more

Posted on March 25, 2016: Nestled in the Himalayas, lies a lofty maze of mountains, which was once covered by one of the densest forests ever, where fierce wild animals lurked. In this region, once known as Kemaon, was bred a watchdog to safeguard livestock from the monstrous beasts of the... Read more

Posted on December 28, 2015: Known as one of the renowned greyhound breeds of India, Rampur greyhound got its name from the place where it was originated, Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in northern India. This breed of dogs was bred and kept by the Maharajas, Nawabs, and royal families, usually for... Read more

Posted on December 18, 2015: The scariest cat ever may have been the common domestic black cat (though the sinister connotations have no basis in reality), but what would you do if you saw a cat which resembled a werewolf? Yes, that’s the Lykoi Cat for you, a recently recognized cat breed... Read more

Posted on November 10, 2015: The Bombay cat breed is easy to identify. It looks like a mini version of a black panther. In fact, the inspiration of creating the Bombay cat breed came to the KY breeder Nikki Horner from the Indian Black Panther. This breeder from Louisville, Kentucky made her... Read more

Posted on October 26, 2015: Oh! what a cute, giant, gentle, sweetheart, cuddly, playful dog! If I asked you to guess the dog based on these characteristics, you wouldn’t think twice before guessing the right answer - Labrador. Probably the only breed of dogs who can make their place even in the... Read more

Posted on August 12, 2015: Fat, chubby, fluffy, royal - the celebratory features of the Persian Cat are endless. Deemed as the most popular pedigree in North America, the Persian cat breed was first spotted by an Italian nobleman in Persia in 1621. The long-haired cats won his heart... Read more


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