Do you ever get that panicky feeling that time is running out and soon there will be no more dingoes?As we watch  what is happening to the dingoes on Fraser Island, I often feel that we are not doing enough? Are we just watching from a distance?As dog lovers, we should add to the safety of all dingoes worldwide.In our fast paced lives, sure it’s easy to just watch the dingo videos and keep going.

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But there’s a point to these videos -saving dingoes.Most people don’t pay much attention to dingoes because they are mostly in Australia.

Many think that dingoes are primarily wild dogs. Yes, they are.They are natural hunters found throughout Australia, but at the same time they are also pets in homes and loved by many families. The dingo has unique eyes and a yellow-ginger coat. This wild dog does make an excellent family pet if introduced young enough to his human family.Many families train their dingoes and start their introduction to domesticated life as young as 8 weeks old.

Theories have traced the lineage of dingoes to wolves, since they share many of the same behaviors and traits.Wild dingoes should remain wild and stay outdoors, however young dingo pups can be domesticated, but this must start at a young age.Older dingoes have developed their hunter instinct and will not adapt to a domesticated environment.


These are one of the few breeds that can climb trees.

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4 thoughts on “JUST DINGOES AND DOGS!

  1. Like any animal (wild or domesticated) raising a dingo has special requirements and it is important that they not be treated like a ‘fad’ pet which can be easily discarded when out of fashion.

    It is actually illegal to have a dingo as a pet in South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. In Victoria and the Northern Territory dingo owners are required to have a special permit and only New South Wales and Western Australia allow dingoes as pets without a license. In Queensland they’re actually a declared pest and there are huge fines for releasing and/or feeding dingos – only zoos, wildlife parks and research centres can get permits for keeping dingoes.

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