The preference for ‘pure’ (read foreign) breeds is something that is deeply engrained in the Nepali psyche. It stems from colonial times, as Maneka Gandhi, India’s former Minister of Environment explains:
“As the Western nations colonised parts of the world, they brought their dogs with them. Local breeds were immediately termed as inferior and local populations were taught that only Western breeds were superior. In most cases (including India) the colonised populace fell in line and immediately lost pride in their own.”
At a time when everything Western tends to be glorified, we ask you to take a stance for the Nepalese mixed breed.