The Dingo is a secondary feral domestic dog, a member of the canine family of the wolf family. The dingo is one of Australia's most famous animals. The dingo dog has a mysterious origin and is highly intelligent. In this article you can see a photo and description of the dingo, learn a lot of new and interesting about the life of this wild dog of Australia. Contents of the article:What does a dingo look like? Where does a dingo dog live? What does a dingo eat and how does a dingo dog live? Dingo puppiesHistory of a dingo dogHow does a dingo look like? The dingo looks like an ordinary dog with a good build. But the broad head, standing ears, fluffy long tail, and big fangs distinguish the dingo animal from the average dog. This Australian wild dog's build resembles that of a hound, so the dingo looks quite athletic. The dingo appears to be a sturdy, medium-sized dog. The height at the withers of the Australian Dingo ranges from 50-70 cm, with a weight of 10 to 25 kg. Body length including the head is 90 to 120 cm and the tail length is 25-40 cm.
Females are smaller than males. The Australian dingo looks much larger than the Asian dingo. The dingo looks quite fluffy, because its short fur is very thick. Usually the dingo dog has a red or reddish-brown color, but its muzzle and belly are always much lighter. Occasionally you can find almost black, white or spotted dingo. In addition, the dingo animal is often crossed with domestic dogs, but such individuals are considered hybrids. In addition, purebreds are not able to bark and can only howl and growl like a wolf. Where does the dingo dog live? The dingo dog lives in Australia and is widely distributed almost all over the continent. Northern, western, and central Australia have the largest populations of these animals. The dingo dog is also found in small numbers in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Laos, Borneo, Indonesia, Southeast China, Malaysia and New Guinea). The dingo is an animal of Australia, which predominantly leads a nocturnal lifestyle. In Australia, the dingo lives mostly in eucalyptus thickets, semi-deserts, and forests. The dingo dog lives in a den, which it usually makes in a cave, tree roots, empty burrows, and most often near a body of water. In Asia, the dingo lives close to humans because it feeds on human waste. What does the dingo eat and how does the dingo dog live? The dingo feeds mostly on small mammals, including rabbits, but also hunts kangaroos and wallabies. The dingo also feeds on birds, reptiles, insects, and carrion. When cattle began to be mass-reared on the mainland, Australia's wild dog began attacking them. Dingo raids on livestock caused farmers to begin exterminating dingoes. In Asia, the dingo feeds on a variety of food scraps. The Asian dingo also eats snakes, lizards, and rats.
By the way, in Asia, people eat dingo meat. The dingo dog lives mostly alone, except during mating season. However, dingoes may gather in groups to hunt larger prey. Typically, a dingo pack consists of 3-12 individuals, led by the dominant pair. The laws of a dingo pack are the same as those of wolves - there is a strict hierarchy in the pack. Each pack has its own hunting area, which it carefully guards. Dingo has excellent eyesight and hearing, in addition, dingo is very smart, agile and smart.
Dingo's most important character trait is extreme caution, which helps them successfully evade traps and poison baits. Only jackals compete with this Australian dog. The enemies of dingoes for adults are crocodiles, for youngsters it is pythons, monitor lizards and large birds of prey. Dingo pups In a pack where dingoes live, only the dominant pair can produce offspring. When another female gives birth to pups, the dominant female kills them. All members of the pack take care of the cubs of the dominant pair. This dog of Australia breeds cubs once a year. The dingo animal is monogamous. History of the dingo dog The history of the dingo dog is full of riddles and mysteries. The most common version of the origin of the dingo dog breed is considered the one in which it was imported from Asia. The dingo dog was brought to the mainland in boats by fishermen who sailed from Asia more than 5,000 years ago. The dingo dog breed quickly spread and became a loyal companion to the Aborigines of Australia. Dingo dogs guarded man's home and helped him on the hunt. But over time, people abandoned the faithful dogs, and then they went feral. When the owners abandoned the dingoes, they had no choice but to explore the mainland. The conditions of independent habitation proved to be very favorable. The dingo soon spread throughout the continent, including the adjacent islands. This dog of Australia is the main mammalian predator of the mainland and plays an important role in the ecology of the continent. Australian dingoes regulate the continent's herbivores and rabbits.