When or how the Dingo became an integral part of the Australian
There are basically three types of Dingoes. The Alpine Dingo, the Forest Dingo and the Desert Dingo. DNA is the same in all of them. The different types developed for climatic and dietary reasons. The largest Dingo is the Alpine (up to 25 kg). In captivity the Dingo can live up to 20 years. Out in the bush he is lucky to see a 5th birthday for many reasons. Dingoes come in three basic colors. 90% are red/yellow. 8% are black ans 2% are white. Our indigenous people (Aboriginal) have a long-standing association with the Dingo and they feature strongly in their mythology. In the wild they live in small family groups and only form larger packs when hunting large prey such as kangaroo. They are not easily seen in the bush but you can't miss their song. Dingo's flexibility, agility and athleticism are extraordinary. Their senses also are quite spectacular. It is said that they can hear your heartbeat if you are in the room with them. Dingoes howl much like a Wolf. They can also make snarls and guttural bark-like noises for different reasons, (surprise etc.) Dingo has no re-call, so they have to be kept in an appropriate enclosure or indoors and on a double lead when walked. Dingo comes into "season" once a year. Puppies arrive around April/June. It is best to take a puppy at around five weeks of age to ensure successful bonding. Also one must be aware that that the Dingo is bonding with his environment as well, so if one plans to relocate a lot that is another reason not to have a Dingo! Dingo will not fetch balls or play with toys, not interested. When you form a relationship with a Dingo it must be based on mutual respect. Whatever knowledge you have acquired about dog behavior, forget it, it is of no relevance!
Dingo has a clear order in the pack and you need to realize that and behave accordingly. Even though you are the accepted alpha male they still will challenge you regularly and generally belief they know things better than you do.
This challenge is a mental thing, so you got to be clear and decisive. We have three Dingoes living in our pack, a seven year old male, a two year old Female and a one year old male. I walk them daily for about 10 to 12 km. This exercise is important for them since it creates all-important mental-stimulation. Physically I
In Australia the Dingo is a declared pest!
They can be hunted and destroyed by almost any-means. In Australia,
The 1080 poison they use is one of the worst of its kind and I might
It is estimated that in our State, Victoria, as few as 200 pure