52-60 cm for dogs; less for bitches, which show femininity and
also display somewhat shorter loin area.
From 13.5-19 kg. The Australian Dingo is a rawboned breed,
never carrying excess layers of fat or flesh. Type and balance more
important than size.
Red, Gold, Cream & Black/Tan.
Varies from a dense dry undercoat with a sparse outer coat of
coarse protective guard hairs in cool climates, to a hard single
coat in warm areas. The Dingo reflects his surroundings.
Appearance: An elegant, medium sized dog of great agility,
speed and stamina. The Australian Dingo is longer than high and
appears high on leg yet stands over a lot of ground. He is upstanding,
but gives the impression of being able to drop in an instant. Ever
alert, hardy and rangy and instantly reflexive, carrying not an
ounce of excess flesh.
Generally cautious, seldom slavish or demonstrative to
Strongly individualistic, sensitive, highly intelligent, gentle,
curious & affectionate. The Australian Dingo does not bark but
is not entirely mute.
Domestic:10 - 14yrs
# See your States laws regarding keeping as domestic pets and
About 15,000 million years ago
prior to the glaciation of the Ice Age, Australia and Asia were
still joined. The Aboriginal people, Dingoes and other animals already
inhabited this area before it becomes separated by water. Most of
the dogs were feral and believed to live in packs of about 10-15.
Aborigines made it a habit of domesticating them at puppy hood and
keeping a number of them in their camps. They made loyal and faithful
companions. Like wolves they howl rather than bark. Like Basenjis,
Dingo bitches only come into season once a year. These dogs normally
hunt in pairs or packs and mainly at night.
little is needed to keep the short coat looking good. Bathe when
they need plenty of exercise and can be good climbers and
jumpers so high fencing is needed to keep them in.