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    Default Pure or Crossed???

    Went to the tip on Sat, and just after the entry, i spotted about 7 dingoes feeding on something, as i had to do 2 trips, i grabbed the camera to try and get a couple of shots of the pack. when i got back, they couldnt be seen, as i was driving out, i spotted 2 under a tree, so out i hopped and got a couple of shots.





    Do you think he is pure or crossed by looking at the photos, the other dogs certainly loooked pure to me, but this ones coat made me think twice, and also, would a pack of dingoes allow a stray dog into there pack??

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    Body shape seems Dingo'ish' but do they come in colours like the dog in the pic???
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    Thats what i thought about the coat colour as well, where i spotted him, i know for a fact that there is pure dingoe packs roaming the area as well.

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    Heres a pic of a fraser island dingo, they seem to come in a variety of colours, the most commen being tan.

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    Thanks for your input puggerup

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    I seem to remember reading once that the only way to really tell purity in dingos relates to skull examinations which can only be done post mortem.

    In saying that, your first shot looks very narrow in the foreface and skull for a dingo. But that's my untrained opinion... I would say yours is wild dog, kelpie x, possibly feral GSD type with some dingo in there somewhere.

    Pure dingos come in everything from tan to black to white so crossbreds can easily mimic dingo colours.

    The pic of the Fraser Island one is in profile, but you can still see the flat forehead and breadth of skull that is typical dingo.

    Dingos are a rapidly disapearring race. They are smaller and outcompeted by feral crossbreds, and the crosses win mating rights in packs.

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    I must admit my first thought was Kelpie in there somewhere?
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    I was thinking cross as well, but seeing him with the rest of the pack made me think twice.
    Most of the packs i have seen have all been pure, which is why this one stood out.

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    I'm fairly sure there is some dingo in kelpie and cattledog ancestry.

    So to see a kelpie that looks like a dingo or a dingo that looks like a kelpie - not very surprising. It's very hard to tell if it's a dingo or not by looking at a photo. Easier to tell after observing behaviour for a few days. Then again a cross of dog and dingo living in the wild would have dingo behaviours too. If I remember right, Dingos were the "pet" dogs that came to Australia from Asia so not a very separate species to other dogs.

    Some of the "town" dogs I've seen in the Pitlands (west of Marla), are an incredible mix, from dogs that look like chihuahua or jack russells to ones that look like bull terrier crosses. And vets do not get out there to do desexing & health care nearly often enough.

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    Am I wrong or wasn't the Kelpie bred from the dingo?

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