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Stray dogs run on a street at a closed market ahead of Eid al-Adha, during Unlock 2, in Kozhikode.

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Volunteers feed stray dogs at Connaught Place during Unlock-2, in New Delhi.

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Volunteers feed stray dogs and birds near Besant Nagar beach during the ongoing total lockdown, in Chennai.

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A volunteer feeds stray dogs near Besant Nagar beach during the ongoing total lockdown, in Chennai.

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Volunteers feed rice to stray dogs during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Bikaner.

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A fight between a dog and a troupe of monkeyes to grab the left over eatables of passengers at a staircase of Charbagh railway station, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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A woman feeds stray dogs during the novel coronavirus lockdown in Kolkata.

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A Sadhu feeds stray dogs, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jabalpur.

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A woman feeds stray dogs during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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Stray dogs sit on a road as police personnel prepare to conduct patrolling during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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A stray dog with a tag tied to his neck with name and emergency contact number at Marine Drive during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Mumbai.

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A man feeds street dogs during nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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A nurse feeds stray dogs during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Moti Bagh in New Delhi.

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A man feeds stray dogs during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Thane.

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A group of students distribute food among stray dogs during the nationwide lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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A trained dog perform stunts during a dog show organized by Jamshedpur Kennel Club at JRD TATA Sports Complex, in Jamshedpur.

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Street pups join their new caregivers at an adoption drive in Chennai.

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Members of the Last Chance for Animals hold models of slaughtered dogs during a rally to oppose eating dog meat in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. July 12 is the day South Koreans eat healthy foods such as dog meat in the belief it would help them survive heat during summer.

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An old English Sheep Dog is groomed at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England.

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An American Cocker Spaniel runs, on the first day of the Crufts Dog Show 2019, at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England.

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Origin: Himachal Pradesh Also called the Indian Mastiff, this multi-skilled dog is primarily used for hunting.

Origin: Deccan Plateau Unlike other breeds of Indian dogs, the Mudhol hound, a favourite pet in the Deccan, is thriving.

Origin: All over India The stray on Indian streets is a Pariah breed, but it’s mostly a mix bec­ause of cross-breeding. Purebreds thrive in the deep hinterlands.

Origin: Maharashtra Skilled hunters, they are near-extinct in India. This breed can be found in Russia.

Origin: Tamil Nadu Hound dogs of Tamil aristocrats, they fought alongside Tipu Sultan against the British. They’re also found in the army.

Origin: Andhra Pradesh They hunt small boars, hares and rabbits. This breed is known for its strong territorial instinct and is often used as a guard dog.

Origin: Jammu and Kashmir Also called the Kashmir Mastiff or Gujjar watchdog, they are a cross between wolf and the Molosser sheepdog. This breed is on the brink of extinction.

Origin: Andhra Pradesh These hunters are the only fishing dogs in India. Considered a menace to fishermen, they were hunted down to near-extinction.

Origin: Tamil Nadu In the old days, they were used for hunting.

Origin: Manipur Lore has it that this endangered species is a cross-breed ­between the Asiatic black bear and wild hunting dogs.

Origin: West Bengal They were popular among the royal families of India; used for hunting jackals, tigers and even lions.

Origin: Chippiparai (near Madurai district Tamil Nadu) They are excellent hunting and watch dogs.

Two Rampur Hounds in action

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Two Rampur hounds in action

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A group of husky puppies watch as snow flies on a small farm near Little Falls, Minneapolis. Snow forced Minneapolis and St. Paul schools and scores of other districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin to cancel classes as up to 10 inches of snow fell on the region.

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Patricia Probst races her six dog team during the American Dog Derby sled dog race in Ashton, Idaho. This is the derby's 102 year.

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Three Australian shepherd dogs with illuminated dog collars sit on a bench for their owner, for a picture on top of the eldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany.

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A dog waits for the start of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race near the village of Destne v Orlicky Horach, Czech Republic.

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A musher competes with his dogs during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race near the village of Destne v Orlicky Horach, Czech Republic.

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"Griffin" Hawley, the Golden Retriever service dog, is given a congratulations hug by his owner Brittany Hawley after being presented an honorary diploma by Clarkson, during the Clarkson University "December Recognition Ceremony" in Potsdam, New York. Griffin's owner, Brittany Hawley, also received a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. Both attended 100% of their classes together.

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A woman puts some colored powder on her dog during Mexican "Kukur Tihar" event in Mexico City.

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People play with their dogs during Mexican "Kukur Tihar" event in Mexico City. Kukur Tihar is a Hindu festival in honor of the dogs.

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