American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Dingo


History

Originating thousands of years ago, it is believed that the Dingo breed, from Australia, plays a role in every dog breed that exists today, in some way. This breed had a misfortune time era where they were being used as food for natives. Later on, this breed was finally seen as a companion and was trained by those who owned them. This breed is still considered a wild breed in Australia today, as many can be seen roaming freely. The Dingo is said to becoming more and more popular and will at some point be available for export to the USA.

Appearance

The Dingo is a large size breed with males and females measuring 19-23 inches in height and weighing 50-70 pounds. This breed has a narrow, wedge shaped head forming into a narrow muzzle. Their ears are medium in size, triangular in shape and stand firm at the top of their head. Their two eyes are oval in shape and generally a light amber to dark brown in color. Their general body build is lean, athletic and rectangular. Their tail is medium in size, thick and covered in hair; generally positioned upwards and over their back. Their double coat is very dense, weather resistant and generally a shade of yellow to orange in color. This breed is also available in white, brindle, black and tan.

Temperament

The Dingo is very much a wild dog still today, as not enough of them have been bred or transformed into companion dogs. This breed is not recommended for most families, as they cannot be around children of any age, other pets or other dogs. They are still very skiddish, scavengers for food and extremely shy and independant. Those that are worked with from an extremely early age, with regular socialization and obedience have been known to do great with preforming tricks, daily tasks and jobs asked of them. This breed requires a patient, consistent, firm owner who is able to remain pack leader at all times and provide enough daily physical and mental training. The Dingo is a quiet breed who is used to hunting in silent packs.

Grooming

This breed has a very hard, weather resistant coat.

Special Notes

This breed is not meant for most USA families. Please fully research this breed prior to considering one to add to your family. Please do not add a Dingo to your family unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. This breed is only suited for a farm environment. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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