Must Try

Frank James
I love the outdoors and enjoy delving into history topics! Go Broncos!

The Dingo is a wild dog, also known as warrigal. Some people believe Dingoes to be subspecies of a particular wolf, while others consider it its own species. One true fact is that it’s an ancient breed primarily in Australia, though there are those also believed to be in Southeast Asia.

Here are some fun facts about the Dingo.

They Are Vigorous Hunters

Dingoes are tireless hunters. They can cross long thick bushes and deserts, searching for their prey, either in cooperative packs or alone. Generally, they are opportunistic, mainly pursuing small game like birds, rabbits, lizards and rodents. But, surprisingly, these dogs will eat plants and fruits as well. Do they eat babies? We’ll let you decide

They Hardly Bark

Unlike other dogs, dingoes rarely bark. Instead, they howl, especially at night, in an attempt to attract other pack members or scare off intruders. They also use scent rubbing, urinating and defecating on objects to mark their territories.

They Breed Only Once a Year

Dingoes only breed once a year, between March and June. Their gestation period is nine weeks, after which they give birth to about four to six puppies. The pups remain dependent on both their parents for about six to eight months. They stay in a rock shelter, a hollow log or an old rabbit warren during this time. Though they hardly feed on their offspring, while in packs, the dominant breeding female often kills the offspring of other females.

Only the dominant members of the Dingo pack breed, leaving the rest to help with finding food for the puppies. Over the years, Dingoes have been said to interbreed with other domestic dogs, producing hybrids. This is amazing but also a potential threat to the persistence of dingoes.

Previous articleUmbrellabird
Next articleDrever


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Bernese Mountain Dog

These lovable dogs are built for hard labor. However, they are also gorgeous animals. Bernese mountain dogs, or Berners, have a calm demeanor and...


A Boxerdoodle sometimes referred to as a boxerpoo, is a rare mixed breed of a boxer and a poodle. Boxerdoodles range in size depending...

Biewer Terrier

With luscious locks and a friendly personality, Biewer Terriers have been a favorite of toy breeders since they were first bred in Germany in...

Fox Terrier

What is commonly known as a Fox Terrier is a mix between two breeds of Fox Terrier dogs, Smooth and Wire. John Caius described...

Saint Shepherd

The Saint Shepherd is a hybrid dog breed. It comes from crossbreeding a Saint Bernard and a German Shepherd, both of which are large...

More Related Posts