Dingo – Characteristics Temperament Health Care And Training


Dingoes are one of the most iconic Australian animals. They are a type of wild dog that is found in Australia and parts of Asia. Dingoes have many unique features that make them stand out from other dogs. For example, they have a reddish-yellow coat, a pointed muzzle, and erect ears.

They are a medium-sized dog breed from 30 to 50 pounds and from 18 to 24 inches at the shoulders.

Dingoes have a characteristic howl that can be heard up to six miles away at night and more from three miles away during the day.

Dingo Temperament

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In terms of temperament, Dingo’s are very independent animals with high prey instincts. They typically live in packs where they take care of their young collectively.

Dingoes are very intelligent animals and can be quite stubborn at times. They are also very independent and do not like to be confined. Dingoes are typically shy around people but can be protective of their family and territory. Dingoes are typically shy but curious around people and other animals. They are an energetic breed and need plenty of exercise.

Dingo Health

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Dingoes are healthy animals and generally don’t suffer from many health problems. However, they can be prone to certain diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. It is important to vaccinate your Dingo against these diseases.

Dingoes typically live 12-15 years in the wild and 14-16 years in captivity given proper conditions and treatment. Additionally, Dingo’s are also susceptible to skin diseases, ticks, fleas, and other parasites which can result in infection.

Dingo Care

Dingoes require a lot of care and attention. They need a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and they need to be groomed once or twice a week. Dingoes tend to be more vocal than other breeds of dogs, so you may want to train them not to bark at everything.

Dingo Training

Dingoes are extremely intelligent and can be quite stubborn at times. They require a lot of firm, consistent training when young to ensure that they grow up to be well-behaved dogs. Dingoes are not recommended for first-time dog owners. Training should be started as early as possible to ensure the Dingo accepts you as the pack leader.

Dingoes are very intelligent dogs but they do not respond well to punishment-based training. Dingoes typically respond better to reward-based training where the Dingo is given a reward for good behavior. Dingoes are sensitive dogs and harsh training methods will only make them more anxious. Dingoes are typically good with other dogs, pets, and children. However, it is important to properly socialize them when young to ensure that they get along well with other animals and people.


Dingoes are great family pets and make wonderful companions. They can get along with children and other animals if they are properly socialized when young. Dingoes require an owner who is firm but gentle and patient, has a strong pack leader mentality and is willing to spend time training them. Dingo will behave best in a household that has experienced pet owners who understand the Dingo breed.

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