Dingo dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Australia
- Group: Hunting
- Weight: 13-20 kg
- Height: 50-60 cm
- Colors: golden-brown
- Training: difficult, almost impossible
- Grooming: relatively easy
- Temperament: active, agile, loyal,
- Health: Healthy, robust
- Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 13 - 15 years
- Other names: Australian Dingo, Australian Native Dog, Maliki, Warrigal, Noggum, Mirigung, Boolomo, Dingo dog
Wild Dingo dog is a quadruped which is believed to be originally from Australia. Indeed, it is met in this country, but is originally from Southeast Asia. The breed is known as Canis familiaris dingo or Canis the Dingo.
Breed name comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, who were the first inhabitants of the region in the Sydney community.
Dingo dog is ancestry wolves (Canis lupus), which have been tamed to some extent people and has subsequently receiving path in the wild.
It is a medium-sized animal that does not bark. Have straight ears, tail covered with coarse hairs, as a rule, redhead; some have four-legged tail and reddish black with white spots, while others have completely white.
Most dogs of this breed live in Australia and Thailand, but can also be found in Myanmar (Burma), in southern China, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines and New Guinea.
Fossils discovered certifies that the breed was introduced in Australia in about 3500-4000 years ago and that the dogs had spread all across the Australian continent, but also in the islands, except Tasmania.
Other scientists believe that the dogs were brought Dingo Australia in about 5000 years ago, long before the arrival of the first settlers (after 50 years 000 Ah). They believe that, initially, the dogs were pets Dingo, hypothesis was easily disproved.
The fact is that the dogs had a significant ecological impact, causing the disappearance of many species, including marsupial wolf and the Tasmanian Devil.
Dingo dog has a great sprint, but can travel great distances. Depending on the abundance of food, hunt alone (small mammals) or pack (kangaroo, elk, cattle, camels).
In addition, it feeds on birds, reptiles, insects and even fruits.
Dog shows features found in domestic dogs, and attributes that are reminiscent of a wolf.
Dingo dog is medium size, has a height of 48-58 centimeters and weighs about 22-32 kilograms.
Larger sizes we encounter in males, females are usually smaller. The eyes are very interesting as they may have shades of yellow, orange and are very expressive.
The ears are small and are always straight and curved, unlike some breeds, they have left.
The fur is usually reddish, with a tail stiff, which can be both reddish and white or black with white spots and reddish, but meet dogs that may have fur in shades of cream with white spots or black with brown spots.
Unlike the others, well dingo lives alone and can not train. It is a very intelligent dog who has some special features such as the ability to turn their head 180 degrees in either direction.
Also, have the opportunity to use their paws in an exceptional way, can even open a door because the bottom of the paws, which can rotate. The way they live is very exciting, they can live so isolated from one another, and in groups of 3 to 12 copies.
Most are part of a pack only in the mating and rearing. For those living in groups, there is a leader who has the most important and torque it can only perpetuate the species, others in the group are not allowed, and if they do, will kill pups born small.
Has no enemies, only the weakest of them is prey for eagles or snakes.
In general lifespan of dogs Dingo reach 10 years, but however it happens that some do not live so because of the importance it has fur, often hunted for fur.
Another factor behind their disappearance is that they interact very much with the people, by the proximity of their homes, and domestic dogs, dogs there today that are not completely wild, but a combination of the wild and the domestic.
Unfortunately, wilderness dogs Dingo was demonstrated by a controversial case in Australia, in 1980, a woman was accused of killing their girls 9 months and closed.
To protect themselves, the woman stated the girl was eaten by dogs, which could be proved by the presence of tiny pieces of clothes, eight years later, near the home of such a dog.
This was not the only situation like this, there is other evidence that children have been killed by these animals.
Because intelligence and beauty dog Dingo, it is hard to imagine that such an animal with a look so innocent, it could produce such cruelty, but, above all, as a predator, is extremely interesting that will arouse fascination of many animal lovers.
Bitch can do to 8 chicken on a single task, whom give birth in caves or in remote locations.
Puppies are breastfed for two months and stay with parents for longer.
Like wolves, dogs Dingo reproduce once a year.