Archive for December, 2010

The mongrel that can smile!

The story of this specimen is a bit different to the stories Mongrels of The World has published before.  This animal was given as a present to Guillermo Leon Romero in Manizales, Colombia. Apparently the dog was a wire haired Fox Terrier but the truth came to light when the animal started growing. She was not a pure fox terrier but a pure mongrel. The family loved her so much that they didn’t care about this small fact. The animal is so clever that she can even smile.

The mongrel that can smile

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Thanks God this is not China!

If this picture was taken in China we all know the future of this pretty dog. Fortunately this picture was taken in Udaipur, India where dogs are not part of the diet and where even a pan in the street is a good place for a nap. The picture was the idea of Mauricio Salazar AKA Pistacho and was taken by Juliana Velez in December 2010.

Thanks God this is not China!

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Being a mongrel is not easy!

This poor but loyal beauty was found in the back streets of Dalston Junction – London, on one of the coldest and snowiest days of the year 2010. He was accompanying his homeless owner while he was selling the Big Issue magazine. How many of your friends would be with you under those circumstances? The picture was an idea of Catalina Cortes a new mongrel lover and was taken by Christian Turri.

The loyal beauty of Dalston Junction

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Wise Man

This homeless lives in the streets of Bogota, Colombia with his 31 mongrels. He might not have a family but he has more real friends than many of us. The picture was taken by Juan Felipe Marquez in November 2010. Looking for a real friend? adopt a mongrel!

Colombian homeless and his 31 mongrels!

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Breed: Pinsch Poodle (Pinny Poo)

This magnificent specimen was adopted by Maria Orrego in Bogota, Colombia three years ago. His name is Bicho and he is a mix between Pinscher and Poodle. He was a bit traumatized, fearful and suspicious due to the horrible conditions where he lived his first year of life. Now he is a happy dog thanks to all the love and care Maria has given him. Follow her example, adopt a mongrel !!

Pinsch Poodle

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Greek Poodle

While some mongrels may be glad of their natural warm coats, some others wish they could run joyfully naked under the scorching sun. This ‘Greek Poodle’ was found almost paralysed by the heat in Santorini, Greece in summer 2008, where the temperatures exceed 30 C. The Picture was taken by Viviana Martinez who kindly gave the ‘Greek Poodle’ a bowl of cold water. Follow her example, be nice to mongrels!

Greek Poodle

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Well Prepared Mongrels

Nights in Delhi can get a bit cold. At least that is what these two well prepared mongrels think. The pictures were taken in Pahar Ganj – Delhi by Juliana Velez in December 2010.

Prepared for a cold night !

Coat wearing mongrel - Delhi.

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Members of MOTW

These are the honorary members of Mongrels of the World who have helped in some way with this beautiful project. Thank you mongrel lovers !!

Stephen Hull – UK

Ekta Gurung – London

Pamela Salazar – Colombia

Anita Perez – UK

Marcela Botero – US

Luisa Unda – Mexico

Ana Maria Amador – UK

Angela Bolaños – Colombia

Ehud Ambar – Israel

Viviana Martinez – UK

Guillo Gomez – US

Maria Orrego – Colombia

Santiago Velez – Colombia

Guy Ronen – Israel

Catalina Cortes – UK

Christian Turri – UK

Mauricio Salazar – UK

Camilo Villegas – Colombia

Nicolas Legault – Canada

Kelly Ann Gleason – Canada

Gregory Clerc – France

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Breed: Feline Shepherd

This feline canine wanders around petrol stations and garages in Colombia, South America.  He is often mistaken for a Lion and he is called King of the Garage. The picture was sent by Ana Maria Amador another mongrel lover.

King of the Garage

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Breed: Rishi Terrier

This fabulous canine lives by the Ganges river in Rishikesh – the yoga capital of the world.  He is a yoga expert and his favourite position is ŪrdhvaMukhaŚvānāsana (Upward Facing dog). You can see in his face how he is enjoying it. The picture was taken by Juliana Velez in Nov 2010.

Ūrdhva-Mukha-Śvānāsana - Upward Facing Dog

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Hairy Angels

We would like to highlight an excellent webpage in Mexico which cares for mongrels.  It is www.angelespeludos.com (hairy angels). They have some amazing, cute and clever mongrels looking for a home where they can be loved. If you live in Mexico or know someone who lives there and would like to adopt a hairy angel please spread the word.

Hairy Angels

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Breed: Purchand Collie

His name is Rito Bolaños, he was found almost dead in Mar de Plata, Argentina in 2007. He was adopted by Angela Bolaños (a mongrel lover) and now he lives like a king in Bogota, Colombia. He is loyal and clever. Follow her example, adopt a mongrel !

Rito Bolaños - Purchand Collie

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Breed: Sevillan Poodle

This beauty was found by Luisa Unda in Sevilla (Spain) in June 2009.  Her loving look and smile say it all.

Sevillan Poodle

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Breed: Indian Terrier

This fantastic specimen was found in an alleyway in Delhi. He loves motorbikes and normally sleeps on one of them. The picture was taken in Delhi by Juliana Velez in November 2010.

Indian Terrier

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Breed: Delhiman Pinscher

This is a perfect example of the rare Delhiman Pinscher which lives in the back streets of New Delhi.  He is a sub-breed of the Doberman family.

The tell tale sign are the ears and the attentive look in the eyes. He has the potential to be a great guard dog.  The picture was taken by Juliana Velez in Nov 2010

Delhiman Pinscher

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Breed: Hindu-Hound

This elegant Hindu-Hound lives at Humayun’s tomb in New Delhi. His ancestors belonged to the royal family hundreds of years ago, we reckon. The picture was taken by Juliana Velez in Nov 2010.

Hindu-Hound

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Vote: What do you think mongrels love doing?

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