Wild dingo dog: unusual breed from Australia
Known for its unusual disposition or, rather, familiar from the eponymous novel, the dingo dog is often interested in curious people. There is a lot in this wild “breed” of both romantic and instinctive animals, but there is a little less common loyalty and devotion characteristic of tamed dogs. And the point is not that the dingo dog is an evil breed, because it is not tamed by humans, and therefore even more intriguing. Especially the riddles of its origin: when it first appeared, by whom was it discovered and where does it generally live?
A wild dog usually has a light red or brick-brown color. She is distinguished by a good, muscular physique and a fairly wide head with ears like a shepherd. The tail of the dingo is usually fluffy and long, and the fangs are much larger than those of pets.
Wild breed belongs to the category of medium-sized dogs and can reach a maximum of 70 cm at the withers with a physique and weight of 25 kg for a male. But the length of the body can vary from 90 to 120 cm, while the tail reaches 40 cm.
The breed is divided into 2 types: Australian and Asian, and the first is usually much larger than his friend. As for the texture of the fur itself, it is very dense and thick, short, but it still looks voluminous. Of the features of the color, a lighter face and belly can be emphasized. Sometimes in nature there are black, white and even spotted dogs.
Fact! A lot of half-breeds, also called hybrids, roam in the wild lands of Australia. Wild individuals easily interbreed with pets. They can be distinguished not only by violations of color and size, but also by the fact that hybrids can bark. Wild dogs only growl and howl.
The wild dog is quite common throughout Australia, and is also found in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Guinea, Borneo, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The animal prefers to look for food and be active at night.
As for nature, this beast adores thickets of eucalyptus trees, as well as semi-deserts. For his habitation, the dog chooses small caves, large tree roots or burrows left by other creatures. Most preferably for an adult, a place located next to water suitable for drinking.
In Asia, dingoes are less free to choose and often live in the immediate vicinity of a person, eating his waste and ruining various accumulations of garbage.
Fact! In the wild, the dog preys on small mammals and reptiles; it can hunt kangaroos and wallabies.
Because of the breeding of cattle, dogs began to attack him, which is why in the last century the mass destruction of the dingo began.
Sense of flock
The wild dingo dog prefers a solitary life in solitude, only in the mating season other individuals begin to interest it. Sometimes there are cases that dogs gather for hunting in schools, and then attack large enough animals. The hierarchy in the pack is built, like wolves – clearly and rigidly. Each flock has its own plot, which she instinctively has to guard against someone else’s encroachment.
Legends and mystical versions have long been surrounding the story of the appearance of a wild dingo dog:
there is an opinion that it was brought from Asia more than 5,000 years ago – this is considered the main theory;
others adhere to the theory that dingo is derived from domestic Chinese dogs;
others prefer to think that the Australian dingo became a descendant of the Indian wolf.
This beast can be known to a Russian man by the story of a dingo dog written by Fraerman in 1939, which is called the “Wild Dog Dingo, or the Story of First Love”.
The wild dog takes root very poorly in captivity and practically cannot be tamed, although some Australians found loyal comrades and desperate watchmen in the person of the dingo. If you raise a puppy from a very young age, then the chance to get a great friend is much higher. Adults do not give in to any training, are considered predators and can behave aggressively towards people.
“The Tale of First Love”
The story was first published in Krasnaya Novi, and in 1962, Soviet filmmakers made the film of the same name. The author says that the idea of the book was born in the Far East, and in fact it is not directly related to wild dogs. The author was inspired by the friendship of the Tunguska boys with Russian girls.