The Dingo Animal are Australia about 5000 years ago to Australian shores by Indonesian Seafarers, Dingo Animal don’t bark but howl like wolves, Dingo Animal is a medium sized canine weighing between 13-24 kg with males usually heavier than the females Dingo Animal An average male stands at 52-63cms, Dingo Animal Colours vary from sandy yellow to red ginger and there are a small percentage of Dingo Animal will also have white markings on their feet, tail tip and chest, Their Dingo Animal overall body shape is very lean, They have Dingo Animal pricked ears for good hearing and a bushy tail.
Dingo Animal Facts:
Length: 72-110 cm
Tail: 21-36 cm
Weight: 9-21.5 kg (20-47 lb)
Social unit: Group
This dog has variously been regarded as a subspecies of the domestic dog; as a subspecies of the domestic dog’s ancestor, the grey wolf (see p.174); or as .a full and separate species in its own right. Recent studies indicate that the dingo should be treated as a subspecies of the grey wolf, rather than as a descendant of feral domestic dogs. Dingoes are found throughout Australia, except for the southwest and southeast, where dingo fences exclude them from livestock; they are classed as pests, both to farm animals and for rabies control. Dingo-like dogs also occur wild, semi-feral, or semi-domesticated on the mainland and many islands of South and Southeast Asia. Dingoes interbreed readily with domestic dogs, and in parts of Australia one-third of individuals are such hybrids .Prey includes rabbits, rodents, wallabies, small kangaroos, and birds. However, the opportunistic dingo can survive on fruit, plant matter, and carrion. In social behaviour and pack system, it resembles the grey wolf.
DINGO OR DOG?
The dingo’s coat varies from light sandy to deep red-ginger. Dingo – domestic dog hybrids can look very similar, but may be distinguished by their canine and carnassial tooth shape.
Young male dingoes may be solitary and nomadic. Breeding adults usually form settled packs, unless the population is widely spaced, when pairs are likely. About 5 pups (range 1-10) are born after a gestation of 63 days. Senior pack members teach them their place in the hierarchy by nips and other rebuffs.