Had a Carolina Dingo for 11 years. Very intelligent Dingo. He lived in our home. Wife walked him two & three times a day. Very protective of her and I. We lost him to cancer 6 months ago. Would get another Dingo if we weren’t close to our eighties. Great animal’s…
Ok, You have to LIVE with a Dingo to understand. First of all you have to know that Dingos live all over the world. National Geographic and the Smithsonian proved that back in the 60’s when Dr. Brisban announced he had discovered a North American type of dog whose DNA placed them at the base of the canine tree. Thus making them an indigenous breed and he dubbed them Carolina Dogs after a Carolina College that had done the DNA testing. They turned out to be Dingo hybrids. How do I know, because a Dingo came to live with my family in 2000. It is a long story how that came about and I did all the research of knowledge that was available which since then has become quite extensive in the last few years, but there was not much info at first and it took me ten years to identify what he truly was. Was he like a dog, definitely not, but he was my best friend, my confidant, my first Lieutenant, my General, my therapy companion, my escape artist, with a loyalty to his adoptive family that made it so I never gave up on him and he never gave up on me in spite of my ignorance of his true nature. Mr. John Braby of the first article in this list gives a little insight into their physical abilities and he never backed down from any dog no matter what their size because he thought he was protecting me. The Dingos may be dog hybrids but Mother Nature has evolved them into perfect creatures of the modern age and deserve to be recognized as a distinct Species. By the way, the Florida Dingo has become a recognized Breed.
Talking with council officials, you constantly have to ask ‘Are you talking about dingoes or domestic dogs gone wild ?’ when they refer to wild dogs. They then say there are no purebred dingoes any more. DNA tests &c.
Anecdotal evidence has it that an alpha male dingo is quite capable of keeping intruders away from his females. Report of a pet dingo cowing an intruding Great Dane cross pig-dog by leaping vertically and coming down on an ear. Repetition on the other ear was sufficient !
It would be very important to establish taxonomic identity for these kinds of reasons.
Look at it this way if their was a way to identify a 100% pure dingo in the field then they should be protected but due to hybridization with feral dogs their is no way to guarantee they are pure and with the damage the feral dogs cause the dingo also gets blamed for their damages. A dingo will kill for food feral dogs kill for the fun of it. But yes I’m all for protecting the pure dingo’s of Australia it’s just a shame they are also shot as an everyday feral dog.
I think the dingo should be conserved as a species and used as a naural way and reducing the number of wild pigs ,possibly wild donkeys,scrub bulls,camels and brambles.
A dingo came into my care 5years ago. Pig shooters found him so sick and dehydrated only about 3months old. As a wildlife carer I took him on and we travelledAustralia.And if humans think Dingos are the same as a domestic dog, well then they haven’t had a dingo. He will never be domestic, he responds to me out of love and respect, because he wants to.As usual humans stuff it up. Humans complicate our eco system. So simple guys, cull feral cats foxes and LEAVE OUR WILDLIFE ALONE. Dennise
Dingo s are unique and they are misunderstood but they have a place as caretaker in our country there very smart
So very disappointed to see the “brought here by Asian traders 3,500 years ago”. This is just an assumption based on a fossil record.
It is very misleading presenting this old theory as if it’s a fact.
The more we cull the better, as an introduced species they have no place here.
Many of you have a blood line that stems from other parts of the globe if you go back 3500 years. Should you all be culled? You are an introduced species as well. Leave the Dino alone. They should be protected. They are not Dogs.
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