The Sri Lankan Hopping Dogs

There is breed of dog seemingly unique to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Hopping Dog. 

Everywhere we’ve been we’ve seen dozens of this breed hopping along on three legs usually with a back leg resting as tuktuks, buses and dogs share the hectic roads.  

The Hopping Dog doesn’t wear a jaunty tweed bow tie like the Little Welsh Terrier, instead they live on the streets surviving on their wits. 

And while we’ve seen lots of dogs resting on the road, we haven’t seen any roadkill, not a single dead animal in Sri Lanka, not even a lizard. 

The Buddhist philosophy is strong in Sri Lanka and respect is shown to all living things including the Hopping Dogs. 

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