Dogs of the Ancient Indus Valley

A number of dog figurines have been found at Harappa and at other Indus sites. The collars found on dog figurines probably signify domestication, unlike the collars on the rhinoceros or the large feline figurines.

"With the dog, pig, goat and bear it is different, for although these animals are regarded as more or less 'sacred' or taboo,they are nowadays worshiped either not at all or only by a very few. Thus, the dog is respected by hunting and pastoral tribes, and is even deified by the dog sect of the Bhils; but in the eyes of Hindus generally, and of Musulmans as well, it is an impute animal." (Marshall p. 73, Mohenjo-daro I)