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Dingo- The World's Oldest Dog
OneIndia ^ | 4/28/2010

Posted on 05/02/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A recent study has revealed that Dingo is the world's oldest breed of dog.

This dog according to experts is basically a cross between dogs and wolves. Experts have found closest genetic similarity between the dingo and wolves.

Dingo's have been discovered to be the close kin of, the rare New Guinea singing dog as they shares similar DNA.

Dingos and the singing dogs, even their similar features to other dogs were from other breeds for thousands of years.

"This gives us a huge weight of evidence supporting the theory that the dingo is quite distinct from all modern dog breeds," said joint author Alan Wilton, of Sydney's University of New South Wales.

Dingo's were first brought to Australia from Indonesia and then after became a permanent resident. Dingo though kept as pet in many households, are more destructive than other dogs. In Australia they are a curse to the sheep industry.


TOPICS: History; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: dingoes; dogs; godsgravesglyphs; wolves

1 posted on 05/02/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody has to say it:

“Maybe the dingo took the baby.”


2 posted on 05/02/2010 9:12:33 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: nickcarraway
Let's get this out of the way:


3 posted on 05/02/2010 9:14:35 AM PDT by One_Upmanship
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To: EggsAckley

Hehehe. You beat me to it!


4 posted on 05/02/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by One_Upmanship
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To: nickcarraway

The world’s oldest breed? Is that measured in dog years?


5 posted on 05/02/2010 9:19:20 AM PDT by Krankor (wELL SAID)
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To: nickcarraway
A recent study has revealed that Dingo is the world's oldest breed of dog.

This dog according to experts is basically a cross between dogs and wolves.

Hmmmm, scratching head. What about the dogs that 'crossed" with wolves. Were they not a breed? If not, why not?

6 posted on 05/02/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: varon

Maybe they meant oldest breed still in existance?


7 posted on 05/02/2010 9:23:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: varon

Maybe dogs from the future went back in a time machine, bred with wolves, and came back.


8 posted on 05/02/2010 9:24:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: One_Upmanship

One-upped the One-upper, eh?

Hehe


9 posted on 05/02/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: nickcarraway
She'll never tell.


10 posted on 05/02/2010 9:28:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: nickcarraway

The dingo is a curious lot. They are kept on display at Steve Irwin’s (Croc Hunter) Australia Zoo. Not even as big as a Golden Retriever. And not as easily spooked as wolves. They look like a domesticated house dog. But they are wily buggers in the wild.


11 posted on 05/02/2010 9:29:21 AM PDT by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: CT

Do they ever attack people?


12 posted on 05/02/2010 9:31:39 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: EggsAckley
You sure did! LOL

I have a fall-back though. Remember the band from the 60s? The one with John, Paul, George and Dingo Starr?


13 posted on 05/02/2010 9:34:00 AM PDT by One_Upmanship
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To: EggsAckley; One_Upmanship
Maybe the Dingo Ate Your Baby


14 posted on 05/02/2010 9:35:30 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: Yardstick

Babies


15 posted on 05/02/2010 9:35:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: varon
I caught that as well. How can it be the worlds oldest dog if it took a dog crossed with a wolf to create it?
16 posted on 05/02/2010 9:36:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

Neighbor unknowingly had one and all of the cats in the neighborhood disappeared over a 3 month span. Someone put 2 and 2 together with the dog and realized it was a dingo. It was taken away.


17 posted on 05/02/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: divine_moment_of_facts; EggsAckley
Priceless! He ate ALL the babies!


18 posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT by One_Upmanship
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To: One_Upmanship

Hehehe.....

You win!!!


19 posted on 05/02/2010 9:49:28 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Yardstick

Yes, they attack people. Especially when they have lost fear of people. If I recall correctly, 6 rangers in Australia were killed by Dingos just recently. I could be wrong about this one incident but I know for a fact they have killed people and they absolutely rip through a herd of sheep.


20 posted on 05/02/2010 9:54:32 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

6 rangers killed in a single incident?


21 posted on 05/02/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: One_Upmanship

LOL! Say the word “dingo” and that line from Seinfeld pops into my head.


22 posted on 05/02/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: calex59

Actually it was rangers that killed six dingos:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2504794/posts

“”Mr Devlin said six dingoes were killed by rangers after the animals displayed increasingly aggressive behaviour.””


23 posted on 05/02/2010 10:00:42 AM PDT by Yardstick
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This article is so poorly written that I cannot figure out what the point is that they’re trying to make.

I have a young “australian cattle dog.” These are supposed to have some dingo in their blood. She’s the strangest dog that I’ve ever had. Whenever she does something un-doglike, we blame it on her dingo heritage.


24 posted on 05/02/2010 10:10:20 AM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: calex59

Wow, thanks for that info. I was just about to ask if they make good house dogs. Now I got my answer. However, they are cute.

Regards


25 posted on 05/02/2010 10:12:47 AM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: nickcarraway
World's Oldest Dog.


26 posted on 05/02/2010 10:34:08 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: EggsAckley; 6SJ7

27 posted on 05/02/2010 10:57:19 AM PDT by One_Upmanship
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To: nickcarraway
Dingo- The World's Oldest Dog

Baby- The World's Oldest Dog Food

28 posted on 05/02/2010 11:51:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: central_va

lol good one


29 posted on 05/02/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: nickcarraway
Take one and add and

to obtain one

Dingo + short hair Collie + Dalmatian = Australian Cattle Dog aka Blue Heeler. The WHITE SPOT on the top of the head is indication of the direct lineage to the original line of Australian Cattle Dogs.
30 posted on 05/02/2010 12:18:03 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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31 posted on 05/02/2010 12:26:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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32 posted on 05/02/2010 3:31:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: JoeProBono

That has got to be one of the cutest “pups” I’ve seen in my life... I can clearly imagine just how soft that fur is in the “fluffy” places! Not that I would go near it to find out, mind you! LOL


33 posted on 05/02/2010 4:20:36 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: HighlyOpinionated; nickcarraway; Ditter
The Dixie Dingo

"Genetic (mitochondrial DNA) testing being performed at the University of South Carolina, College of Science and Mathematics, indicates that these dogs, related to the earliest domesticated dogs, are the remnant descendants of the feral pariah canids who came across the Bering land mass 8,000 to 11,000 years ago as hunting companions to the ancestors of the Native Americans."

34 posted on 05/02/2010 4:27:25 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I have read about those dogs. We always called them Mexican Yellow Dogs because you always saw them there. We have a Black Mouth Cur which looks like a hound dog Yellow Dog cross.


35 posted on 05/02/2010 4:30:34 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: blam

Looks like Old Yeller.


36 posted on 05/02/2010 9:11:49 PM PDT by Melian (The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: nickcarraway
my friend John has a dingo (a rescue more or less that followed him home)

You can see him in this video I made of my pups at play (alone & with their friends)

Rescue Pups at Play


37 posted on 05/03/2010 1:51:07 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: varon
Yeah... It's a silly statement. Dogs are wolves. They're the same species.
38 posted on 05/03/2010 1:56:51 AM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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interesting thread on dingo pups

I posted my link to my video with my friend’s dog Tippy (a dingo) inclulded)

HE LOVES HIS DINGO.. his soul mate!

I recall a 78 record (yup I am THAT OLD) when I was a child of a story about dingoes.. It was several records on both sides. VERY SCARY. wonder if it is still somewhere in this house with all the other “treasures”


39 posted on 05/03/2010 2:00:53 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: nickcarraway

I have owned two dingos. They were great dogs. Fiercely loyal and very friendly to those they knew. I miss them every day.


40 posted on 05/03/2010 2:17:20 AM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: Yardstick

Only intruders. And for that I’ve very grateful.


41 posted on 05/03/2010 2:18:17 AM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: SamiGirl

They DO make good house dogs. At least MINE did.


42 posted on 05/03/2010 2:20:10 AM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: calex59

I had an internet friend in Australia who I used to talk to all the time via the internet. She had several dingoes who used to come into her yard and she fed them by hand.

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard from her in a long time.


43 posted on 05/03/2010 6:18:43 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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44 posted on 05/22/2010 10:34:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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45 posted on 05/22/2010 10:35:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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