Things to Know About Dingoes

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Not many people know this, but dingoes can make great pets, as they are as playful and loyal as the dogs are. Dingoes are free roaming wild dogs, that are found only on the territory of Australia. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with humans from south-east Asia thousands of years ago, when dogs were had not been domesticated yet.

As any dog, dingoes have special ways of communicating. Dingoes have three basic forms of howling: moans, bark howl and snuffs, with at least ten variations. In the wild, dingoes use these variation to warn about other dangers or attract other dogs. Moreover, it has been established that their highly variable chorus howls may generate a confounding effect in the receivers by making the pack size appear larger.

In terms of their behavior, dingoes are more often than not nocturnal in warmer regions, but more active during the day in cooler areas. Their main time of activity is around dusk or dawn. When around humans, dingoes can be very shy,although there are some cases where dingoes completely ignored the human presence. Dingoes can also make very good pets, although there are pros and cons to this. Dingoes can be very tame when they come in frequent contact with humans. Dingoes behave just like any other normal dog: they play around, run a lot, love to play with the children and are very loving. Just like with any other breed of dog, it matters how you raise the dingoes to behave.

Dingoes are known to be very smart and affectionate, and are most suitable for shepherding, as it is in their nature to keep a familiar group together. What you need to keep in mind if you want to get dingoes as pets, is that they are carnivore and must be provided with two daily meals, as well as a lot of exercise to keep in shape. Dingoes are strong, quick animals, so make sure you dedicate most of your time and affection to your new pet.

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