Handsome Taj is named after the one of the Wonders of the World- The Taj Mahal of India!
Taj is around 18 months old stunning IN Dog. He is up to date on all vaccinations and also microchipped and neutered. Taj is a smart dog who knows basic commands. He is house trained, crate trained, leash trained and only chews his toys. Taj is a loving, confident and friendly dog. He is extremely affectionate and loyal to his humans but slow to warm up to stranger and can be cautious around them, but once he knows them he gains their trust easily. Taj does not bark unnecessarily but he is a alert and a good watch dog with a big strong bark.
An experienced and confident family is needed who can train, walk and exercise Taj since he is such a smart, fun dog who is full of energy. Taj is a dog who enjoys the outdoors and likes to go for long walks so he needs to be with someone who's active daily. He likes bike rides and can run along side his partner on a bike. A home with older children is preferred. A fenced in back yard where Taj can lounge in the Sun and run around and play would be great!
Taj was born in a small college campus in India. Most of his litter mates died getting run over by cars. But lucky Taj caught the attention of a student who kept him safe in her dorm room. Taj was rescued as a tiny puppy and lived in a home ever since. He now deserves a forever home to love and care for him.
Taj is being fostered in Rockleigh, NJ. Please email Rescuewithoutborders@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting Taj.
Information on the Indian Native Dog breed:
IN (Indian Native), Desi (Local) or Pariah Dog is a pure, ancient, indigenous dog of India that abounds the Indian streets. A long time ago, thousands of years before the arrival of modern pure breeds, a race of dogs much like this one inhabited the Indian subcontinent. These were the very first domesticated dogs and Man's earliest animal companions. It has evolved entirely through natural selection without human intervention of any kind resulting into a very hardy, extremely intelligent, alert and independent thinking dog.
This is a natural breed of dog that is pure in a true sense and how nature intended a dog to be; hence they are way superior to the artificially developed man made breeds that we call pure breeds today. Its origin dates back 12,000 to 15,000 years – older than any other breed. This is a natural primitive breed which is a direct descendant of the early domesticated dogs. These dogs are found to be genetically healthy with no known genetic diseases and a very strong immune system. They are perfectly adapted for survival; a free-roaming life on the street for these dogs is always difficult and often hostile and hence requires high order of intelligence, quick and independent thinking to survive. On the streets it is the survival of the fittest, usually out of a litter some will get run over by cars while others will succumb to hunger and malnutrition. Only the most hardiest and intelligent ones will survive to produce off springs. When this survivor is adopted as a Pet, their owners are often awe struck with their beauty, grace, intelligence, loyalty and hardiness.
They are highly adaptable, quick learners and versatile and are known to be even smarter and definitely calmer than the intelligent Border Collies. They are very agile and excel at many dog sports such as agility and also make great jogging/running companions and can be even faster than Grey Hounds. While active outdoors, they are usually very calm and quiet indoors. They have tremendous stamina and hence need an active family who will take them for a daily brisk walks or a run.
IN Dogs are sensitive by nature and do not respond well to harsh training methods and hence need an even tempered, gentle but firm and loving owner who knows how to calmly and consistently communicate the rules of the house.
These dogs love children and are known to have a calm and gentle demeanor around them. They bond strongly with their people and make an excellent family pet that is very loving, loyal and intelligent. These dogs do not bark much but are always alert; they are friendly yet wary of strangers and make good watch dogs.
IN Dogs are low maintenance dog as they are generally very healthy and like to stay clean; they hardly shed and have virtually no doggy odor. Their smooth, fine short hair coat is easy to groom. They have an all-weather coat that allows them to easily adapt to different weather conditions.
A well-looked after pet IN dog will rarely need to see a vet and may live a healthy life of up to the age of 12 – 16 years.
This is a medium size dog with an average height of 20-25 inches (51-64 cms) at the shoulder and generally weigh about 28-55 pounds (12 – 22 kgs).
They are found in all colors and variation with erect or floppy ears; however, a typical IN Dog usually will have erect ears, a wedge-shaped head and a tail that curls over its back. Most IN Dogs are similar in appearance to other prehistoric dogs like the Australian Dingos.
In the last couple of years, we have successfully rescued, rehabilitated and found homes over 200 IN dogs throughout the Northeast United States and more recently in the West coast.
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