PestSmart Factsheet: Distribution of pure dingoes and dingo-dog hybrids in Australia

purity_mapThe term ‘wild dog’ collectively refers to pure dingoes, feral domestic dogs and hybrids between the two. In other words, all free-roaming Canis species are labelled and managed as wild dogs.

Since domestic dogs arrived in Australia, interbreeding between dogs and dingoes has progressed rapidly. Understanding which areas have pure dingoes and which have hybrids is important for dingo conservation and for understanding the ecology of wild dogs in Australia’s ecosystems.

Fact sheet on dingo purity and distribution in Australia. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.

Author: Invasive Animals CRC
Year: 2012
Publisher: Invasive Animals CRC
Pages: 2 pp
ISBN/ISSN: PestSmart code: WDFS6
Region: Australia - national
Documents: PestSmart Factsheet: Distribution of pure dingoes and dingo-dog hybrids in Australia [360kb PDF]
Links: http://www.feral.org.au/pestsmart/wild-dogs/

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  1. [...] PestSmart Factsheet: Distribution of pure dingoes and dingo-dog hybrids in Australia The term ‘wild dog’ collectively refers to pure dingoes, feral domestic dogs and hybrids between the two. In other words, all free-roaming Canis species are labelled and managed as wild dogs. Since domestic dogs arrived in Australia, interbreeding between dogs and dingoes has progressed rapidly. Understanding which areas have pure dingoes and which have hybrids is important for dingo conservation and for understanding the ecology of wild dogs in Australia’s ecosystems. Download the full factsheet at: http://www.feral.org.au/dingo-purity-in-australia/ [...]