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    I am looking to get my mother a Dingo or Dingo X (pref red heeler) MID TO LATE 2012. So I was wondering if anyone on here knew any reputable Dingo breeders.

    My Mother has owned a 3/4 Dingo X 1/4 red heeler and has experience with required care and also an understanding of their behavioral traits.
    Her Previous Dingo (Korik) passed away in his sleep a little over 7 years ago at a ripe old age of 15 years. She misses him dearly and I wish to surprise her next year with another new best friend. He is also the dog I grew up with, from Nappies to most of high school, so he meant a lot to the whole family.
    My mother Owns her own fully fenced property in the Eastern Hills of Perth, and spend her days mostly at home after having to quit her job due to a serious stroke this year. Would be exercised regularly by my to younger sisters (8,9) and my step-dad, they go for a walk most days and my little sisters can exhaust a 2 year old Kelpie with little effort on weekends and after school

    I would really appreciate any help as I know my Mother would be over the moon to have a new best friend to spend her days with.

    Please note this is not for a Christmas Present or even Birthday present and I am willing to take the time to find the right breeder, which is why I am beginning my research now

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    Will look up dingoes in the breeders directory at work for you xx

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    Wow, I didn't know anyone bred dingos or dingo x on purpose. Especially not in the same areas where there are also sheep farmers, eg near Perth.

    But Kelpies and ACD have some dingo in them, so I guess I'd be on the look out for one of these.

    And Pet rescue sometimes has them.

    And please remember - even if you get the exact same mix as your mum's previous dog - chances are it will still have a completely different personality. I've known several heeler x dogs closely, and they've all been completely different as far as personality goes.

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    DragonCharm, what were the previous dingos like as pets? I was always under the impression that they couldn't be trained, aloof, always wanting to escape etc etc. A few people have said my little boy sometimes looks a like dingo (colour and coat especially) but he has such a dependent, sooky nature that i figured he couldn't have any dingo in him?

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    Dingos can be lovely pets, in the right hands. They have very recently been shown to be possibly one of the most intelligent breeds or even animals around, and are now ranked as Australia's most intelligent animal after humans.

    They have an independent nature yes, so standard training techniques may not always work. They will like to work with their owner instead of for them.

    In saying that, it is illegal to keep them in Qld, but that's Qld for you. I believe pet rabbits and ferrets are also illegal.

    Keeping them in areas where there may be livestock, well they just need suitable confinement like any dog. Bearing in mind their considerable climbing ability this may constitute roofed runs or high fences and hot wires.

    Purebred dingos are in danger of disappearing from the wild due to population contaminaion from domestic and feral dogs. So captive breeding is an important part preserving their breed. If they don't come from known purebred stock the only way of confirming their purebred status is by post mortem skull examination which is not much help when trying to breed them...

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    Hi drag0ncharm you might like to get in touch with the WA dingo association as well they are very helpful and always willing to help.

    edit lol sorry just re read very helpful and always willing to help, my brain must be on mars lol, I meant to say they are very helpful and always willing to help people further the dingoes plight and assist in finding suitable dogs for people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Wow, I didn't know anyone bred dingos or dingo x on purpose. Especially not in the same areas where there are also sheep farmers, eg near Perth.

    And please remember - even if you get the exact same mix as your mum's previous dog - chances are it will still have a completely different personality. I've known several heeler x dogs closely, and they've all been completely different as far as personality goes.
    Actually Dingos are slowly become more popular as they become more understood. Dingos are like any other Dog they are only a danger to other animals if not raised and trained correctly. I have seen a dingo on a farm about an hour north of Perth who sleeps with the cattle. Most 'killer' Dingos now are Dingo X feral dog.

    Also I know there will never be another Korik but it can't hurt to try to find another Dingo with a similar temperament as a new friend for my Mum


    Quote Originally Posted by Nashems View Post
    DragonCharm, what were the previous dingos like as pets? I was always under the impression that they couldn't be trained, aloof, always wanting to escape etc etc. A few people have said my little boy sometimes looks a like dingo (colour and coat especially) but he has such a dependent, sooky nature that i figured he couldn't have any dingo in him?
    I believe the tell tale signs of a Dingo cross(at least this is what we have found) is a bark that is more of a cough crossed with with a howl and a white tipped slightly curled tail. Dingo coat colour have a fair range especially in cross breeds. But also the traits you thought weren't Dingo are actually also major parts of their nature If they are raised and trained correctly. They are pack orientated and will care for all their pack dogs, cats, humans I have even seen one defending chickens from a fox.

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    I'm not sure where you are in WA but there is a Dingo rehab/zoo thingo up in Dongara which occasionally have puppies. They spend a lot of time showing the new owners how to train their Dingo (or hybrid) pups and have amazing looking dogs. I know it could be a trek but it may be worth contacting them. If they dont have any, the further up you go in WA the more Dingo's or crosses there are!

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    Thanks for that I will see what I can find.

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    Do you only want local? If not I can give a few breeder contacts elsewhere.
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