Dingo Dog Breed
- Origin: Australia
- Group: Hunting
- Weight: 13 – 20 kg
- Height: 50 – 60 cm
- Colors: gold, brown
- Training: difficult, almost impossible
- Care: cares alone
- Temperament: active, agile, loyal,
- Health: Healthy, robust
- Puppies: 4-6
- Average age: 13 – 15 years
The Dingo dog is a wild quadruped that is believed to be native to Australia. Indeed, it is found in this country, but originates in Southeast Asia. The breed is also known as Canis familiaris dingo or Canis Dingo.
The name of the breed comes from the language of the aborigines Eora, who were the first inhabitants of the region in the Sydney area.
It is a medium sized animal that does not bark. It has straight ears, the tail covered with harsh hair, usually reddish; some queers have the black tail with white and red spots, and others have it completely white.
Most dogs in this breed live in Australia and Thailand, but can also be found in Myanmar (Burma), in southern China, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines and New Guinea.
The discovered fossils testify to the fact that the breed was introduced in Australia about 3500-4000 years ago, and that the quadrupeds spread throughout the Australian continent, but also in the islands, except Tasmania.
Other scientists believe that the Dingo quadrupeds were brought to Australia about 5000 years ago long before the arrival of the first settlers (50,000 years ago). They believe that, initially, Dingo dogs were domestic animals, the hypothesis that was easily infringed.
The fact is that the queens had an important ecological impact, causing the disappearance of several animal species, including the marsupial wolf and the Tasmanian devil.
The Dingo dog does not have a great sprint, but he can travel long distances. Depending on the abundance of food, they hunt alone (small mammals) or in the pack (kangaroos, elk, cattle, camels).
Besides these, it feeds on birds, reptiles, insects and even fruits.
The patrol shows the characteristics of domestic dogs, but also the wolf-like attributes.
The dimensions of the Dingo dog are medium, it is 48-58 inches tall and weighs around 22-32 kilos.
Larger sizes are found in males, females are usually smaller. The eyes are very interesting, because they can have yellow, orange shades and are very expressive.
The ears are small and straight and are always arched, unlike some breeds of dogs that have left them.
The fur is usually red, with a harsh tail, which can be both red and white or black with white and red spots, but we encounter dogs that can have fur in creamy shades, with white or even black spots with brown spots.
Unlike others, the Dingo dog lives very well alone and can not be train. It is a very intelligent dog that has some special features, such as the ability to turn its head 180 degrees in both directions.
They also have the ability to use their paws in an exceptional way, even opening a door, due to the bottom of the roots that can rotate. The way they live is very interesting, they can live both isolated from each other and in groups of 3 to 12 copies.
Most are part of a pack only during breeding and breeding. For those who live in groups, there is a leader who has the most important role, and only his couple can perpetuate the species, the others in the group are not allowed, and if they do, the offspring will be killed by the young.
It has no enemies, only the weakest of them are prey for eagles or snakes.
In general, the life of Dingo dogs reaches 10 years, but some do not live because of the importance of their fur and are often hunted for fur.
Another factor that determines their disappearance is that they interact very closely with people by approaching their homes and domestic dogs, and today there are dogs that are not entirely wild, but a combination between the wild and the domestic.
Unfortunately, the wildlife of Dingo dogs was demonstrated by a controversial case in Australia in 1980 when a woman was accused of killing her own 9-month-old girl and shut down. To defend herself, the woman claimed that the little girl was eaten by these dogs, which could be proven by the presence of a piece of the baby’s clothes, 8 years later, near the home of such a dog.
This was not the only situation of this kind, and there were other testimonies in which the children were killed by these animals.
Due to the intelligence and beauty of the Dingo dog, it is hard to imagine that such an animal, with such an innocent look, could produce such cruelty, but, beyond anything, as a prey, is an extremely exciting one will enchant the fascination of many animal lovers.
The cat can also have 8 puppies at a single task, which he brings to the world in caves or secluded places.
The puppies are breastfed for two months and remain with their parents for a long time.