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    Yes very true that there is only a small percentage of pures but I think the number is higher than we are lead to believe. And there are colonies of dingo's in isolated areas that are pure & there is more than 1 pure pack in such areas so I do not buy the fact that we need to breed them in cages to keep the breed. Just track trap & relocate to the other colonies to help inbreeding.

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    I think it is very sad how the number of pure dingoes is going down...
    Dingoes can make good pets but it is not recomended because they are different to dogs, and need a lot of work to look after properly.
    I went to the Dingo Discovery Center (lol i love dingoes) they took us into the yard and we were surrounded by dingoes jumping on us and licking us... it was amazing! the best experience ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    I think it is very sad how the number of pure dingoes is going down...
    Dingoes can make good pets but it is not recomended because they are different to dogs, and need a lot of work to look after properly.
    I went to the Dingo Discovery Center (lol i love dingoes) they took us into the yard and we were surrounded by dingoes jumping on us and licking us... it was amazing! the best experience ever!
    Oh I agree & was even the first to say I have sine dingos that are good pets but there are more that would not be suitable.
    I also love Dingo's but have grown up around them & don't have a romantic notion about what would happen to the true wild dingo if poeple(with or without permitts) start breeding them & selling them to the public. We only have to look at history to see where breeding & selling of wild dogs can lead.
    I have no problem with places that let you interact with tamed wild dingos & even have good thought out breeding programes, even ok with having poeple sponcer individual dingos with proceeds going to different dingo reserch papers etc. The problem for me comes with selling a wild animal to someone & for the safety of all involved but mainly local pets & livestock that said wild animal is then confined to a cage for the rest of it's life. I don't think simple permits that are fairly easy to obtain are enough to asure that the person responsable for that said wild animal will have anywhere near the knowlegde keep the animal sane never mind happy in such a situation. I know there are poeple out there with the deadication, knowledge, room, money & support to do it but realisticly there are only very few that deadicated & if we start having several litters a year for sale there's never going to be enough aproprate buyers. I know for a fact there was at least 3 litters available this past year & i am sure i do not know of all of them.
    There are alot less pure dingos then there once was but the numbers are not as bad as some will have you think. And really breeding dingo's in captivity & selling them to the public is not going to help because they will quickly evolve to not be true wild dogs within a few generations. I will put up a link next about the silver fox reserch & you will see what I mine by this.
    I love wild dingos.................

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    We had a huge flood in 1990 and after that flood a wild Dingo came to live around our place we back onto the river and I suspect he got washed down in the flood and decided to stay about, at the time we had a couple of dogs and I think he sort of bonded with them, for as months went by he got quite tame, never took food of us or anything but would come for a walk if I went with the dogs he would trot along about a hundred feet away and keep up with us.
    He also took to howling when the dogs barked at approaching people or cars, sounded so funny to hear him, he would always be just out in the paddock, close enough to see quite often, but never came too close.
    He lived here for many years and did not harm any stock in our area, I think he lived mainly on rabbit as we had quite a lot of those about.
    I agree that they should not be kept as pet by most people, it is just cruelty to pen them up as they must be in suburbia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Oh I agree & was even the first to say I have sine dingos that are good pets but there are more that would not be suitable.
    I also love Dingo's but have grown up around them & don't have a romantic notion about what would happen to the true wild dingo if poeple(with or without permitts) start breeding them & selling them to the public. We only have to look at history to see where breeding & selling of wild dogs can lead.
    I have no problem with places that let you interact with tamed wild dingos & even have good thought out breeding programes, even ok with having poeple sponcer individual dingos with proceeds going to different dingo reserch papers etc. The problem for me comes with selling a wild animal to someone & for the safety of all involved but mainly local pets & livestock that said wild animal is then confined to a cage for the rest of it's life. I don't think simple permits that are fairly easy to obtain are enough to asure that the person responsable for that said wild animal will have anywhere near the knowlegde keep the animal sane never mind happy in such a situation. I know there are poeple out there with the deadication, knowledge, room, money & support to do it but realisticly there are only very few that deadicated & if we start having several litters a year for sale there's never going to be enough aproprate buyers. I know for a fact there was at least 3 litters available this past year & i am sure i do not know of all of them.
    There are alot less pure dingos then there once was but the numbers are not as bad as some will have you think. And really breeding dingo's in captivity & selling them to the public is not going to help because they will quickly evolve to not be true wild dogs within a few generations. I will put up a link next about the silver fox reserch & you will see what I mine by this.
    I love wild dingos.................
    i think it is cruel to keep a wild animal in captivity, if that animal is capable to look after itself in the wild on its own. But if the animal is not able to look after itself in the wild... (as i am sure a lot of captive dingoes are like this) i think it is okay to keep them.
    To be completely honest i have never heard of people breeding dingoes actually FOR pets.
    I have only heard about places like the dingo discovery center, who are breeding them in an attempt to preserve the pure Dingo, and i am in full support of what they are doing.
    here is a link to their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Actually I have a photo of one!
    Her names Keira.


    They arn't exactly pets. You need a licence to own one, and when not with people, must be in a yard with 6ft fences and always on leads when out of the yard.
    What a gorgeous dingo!!!

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    oh I know they're website & have had hrs of conversations with the founder.
    They(dingo breeders) are not so much breeding them for pets but the upshot is they do sell some to the public as long as you have a permitt but I know the permitt is just a peice of paper & the guidelines aren't being follow probley on 80% of these new pups enclosures & stimulation. I the have seen with my own eyes what some poeple think is good enough.
    I agree dingo's will tend to live on rabbits & marsupals given the choise but these capitive breed buggers seem to like sheep better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Yes very true that there is only a small percentage of pures but I think the number is higher than we are lead to believe. And there are colonies of dingo's in isolated areas that are pure & there is more than 1 pure pack in such areas so I do not buy the fact that we need to breed them in cages to keep the breed. Just track trap & relocate to the other colonies to help inbreeding.
    There are lots of pure Dingoes in Arnhem Land.....We had issues with them when we lived there. but they were often lone dogs/bitches and did not seem to travlel in packs like wolves.
    Pets are forever

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    Another breed of many types & a changing apperance the bloodhound.
    Also a great read where I found these pics about them being the feared breed of old & treated much as the pitbull today.
    The TRUTH About Pit Bulls: Scapegoats: Part 1 - The Bloodhound
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    Good exsample belong of how these dogs have changed.
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