Skip to comments.Dingo- The World's Oldest Dog
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.
Somebody has to say it:
“Maybe the dingo took the baby.”
Hehehe. You beat me to it!
The world’s oldest breed? Is that measured in dog years?
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?
Maybe they meant oldest breed still in existance?
Maybe dogs from the future went back in a time machine, bred with wolves, and came back.
One-upped the One-upper, eh?
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.
Do they ever attack people?
I have a fall-back though. Remember the band from the 60s? The one with John, Paul, George and Dingo Starr?
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.
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.
6 rangers killed in a single incident?
LOL! Say the word “dingo” and that line from Seinfeld pops into my head.
Actually it was rangers that killed six dingos:
“”Mr Devlin said six dingoes were killed by rangers after the animals displayed increasingly aggressive behaviour.””
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.
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.
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lol good one
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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
"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."
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.
Looks like Old Yeller.
You can see him in this video I made of my pups at play (alone & with their friends)
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”
I have owned two dingos. They were great dogs. Fiercely loyal and very friendly to those they knew. I miss them every day.
Only intruders. And for that I’ve very grateful.
They DO make good house dogs. At least MINE did.
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.
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