Wild dog dingo: an unusual dog from Australia

Дикая собака динго: необычная собака из Австралии
Photo: Wild dog dingo - unusual dog from Australia

Known for her unusual temperament or, rather, familiar from the story of the same name, the dingo dog often interests curious people. There is much in this wild "breed", both romantic and instinctive-animal, but the usual loyalty and loyalty, characteristic of domesticated dogs, there is a little less.

And it's not that the dog is dingo evil, because it is not tamed by a person, and therefore even more intriguing. Especially the riddles of his origin: when first appeared, who was discovered and where in general dwells?

Appearance dingo

A wild dog usually has a light-red or brick-brown color. She has a good, muscular physique and a fairly wide head with ears, like a sheepdog. The tail of the dingo is usually fluffy and long, and the fangs are much larger than those of domestic pets.

Photo: Caterpillar dingo
Photo: Caterpillar dingo

Wild breed belongs to the category of medium-sized dogs and can reach a maximum of 70 cm at the withers with a sporty build and a weight of 25 kg for a male. But the length of the body can vary from 90 to 120 cm, whereas the tail reaches 40 cm.

The breed is divided into 2 types: Australian and Asian, the first usually much larger than its companion. As for the texture of the fur itself, it is very dense and dense, short, but still looks bulky. Of the color features, you can emphasize a lighter muzzle and belly. Sometimes in nature there are black, white and even spotted dogs.

Fact! In the wildlands of Australia, a lot of half-breeds wander, also called hybrids. Wild individuals easily interbreed with domestic pets. They can be distinguished not only by color and size violations, but also by the fact that hybrids know how to bark. Wild dogs only growl and howl.

Animal habitat

A wild dog is fairly common throughout Australia, and also occurs in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Guinea, Borneo, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The animal prefers to look for food and exercise at night.

As for nature, this animal loves thickets of eucalyptus trees, as well as semi-deserts. For their habitation the dog chooses small caves, large roots of trees or burrows left by other creatures. Most preferably for an adult is a place located near the water, suitable for drinking.

Photo: Wild dog dingo
Photo: Wild dog dingo

In Asia, dingoes are less free to choose and often live in close proximity to humans, feeding on its waste and ruining various accumulations of debris.

Fact! In the wild, a dog hunts small mammals and reptiles, can hunt kangaroos and wallabies.

Because of the breeding of cattle, dogs began to attack him, which caused the mass destruction of dingo in the last century.

Feeling of the pack

A wild dingo dog prefers a hermit's life in solitude, only in the breeding season, other individuals begin to interest her. Sometimes there are cases that dogs gather to hunt in packs, and then attack large enough animals. The hierarchy in the pack is built like the wolves - clearly and rigidly. Each flock has its own site, which it instinctively has to protect from someone else's encroachment.

History of the dog

Legends and mystical versions have long surrounded the history of the appearance of a wild dog dingo:

  • There is an opinion that it was brought from Asia more than 5000 years ago - this is considered the basic theory;
  • Others adhere to the theory that dingoes are bred from domestic Chinese dogs;
  • Others prefer to think that the Australian dingo became a descendant of an Indian wolf.

To a Russian man, this beast can be known by the story of a dingo dog written by Fraerman in 1939, which is called "The Wild Dog of Dingo, or the Story of the First Love."

Conduct in captivity

A wild dog very badly takes root in captivity and is practically not subject to domestication, although some Australians have found in the person of a dingo of loyal comrades and desperate watchmen. If you raise a puppy from an early age, then the chance to get a great friend is much higher. Adult individuals do not yield to any training, are considered predators and can aggressively behave towards people.

Photo: Caterpillar dingo
Photo: Caterpillar dingo

"The Tale of the First Love"

The story was first published in the "Red Novi", and in 1962 Soviet filmmakers shot the eponymous film. The author tells that the idea of the book was born in the Far East, and in fact it has no direct relation to wild dogs. Inspired by the author was the friendship of Tungus boys with Russian girls.

In the book, the action takes place in a small village, embracing the life of Tanya Sabaneyeva and the teenage Filka, who belongs to the Nanaian settlers. The story tells about the devotion of friends, about their joint experiences and difficult incidents, which radically change the worldview of children and make them a little bit more adult.

If you dare to start a dingo ...

A wild dog refers to the type of pet that is commonly called exotic. In this case, the future owner, if he still decided to make a similar pet, you need to remember:

  • Dingoes are very active, require a long walk and can not remain stationary for a long time;
  • They do not get along well where there are other pets, whether it's an adult rottweiler or a hand-held mouse;
  • With people dingoes are cold enough, but to 1 person can be affable;
  • It should be borne in mind that the animal is better sucked in the yard and bears the service of a guard than grows up as a Labrador-type companion;
  • But dingo wool does not need any maintenance at all, only 1-2 bathing per year is the maximum required for such procedures;
  • In the diet should be meat products, as well as porridge and milk delicacies, like any other dog.

Regarding health, dingoes can boast of a strong warehouse, excellent immunity and good survival. But vaccinations are an obligatory procedure that will help protect the urban dog from diseases and parasites.

A wild dingo dog will not become a loyal friend and a quiet companion. Rather, it's a pet that will tickle your nerves every day. So it is better to let these beautiful dogs with fluffy red hair remain on the favorite expanses of Australia or Asia and live there a full, happy life, full of hunting and other everyday worries.


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