Dingoes – information

In France and in Spain, dingo participates in exhibitions and wins other representatives of the canine family. In Switzerland, the official standard for the Australian dog has already been developed. In Australia there were nurseries, where puppies are grown for those who want to “adopt” – a wild dog.

Although dingo is easy enough to tame and looks like a tamed dog is quite friendly (always showing respect and obedience to the owner, tied to it with all his heart and even protects the house and children from possible danger), however, no cattleman will risk leaving a manual dingo for the night in one enclosure with Sheep. An ancient hunting instinct can awaken a dog at any moment, and then troubles can not be avoided!

Many Australians use dingoes for breeding (by crossing with a Scottish sheepdog collie) purely Australian shepherd dogs – kelpies, healers. A cheerful, mischievous, intelligent dingo does not need complicated care. He is unpretentious in food and resistant to diseases, he perfectly co-exists with the company of other dogs.

The fence was originally built in the 1880s by state governments to stop the spread of rabbit plague across the state. It turned out to be a wasted effort, and the fences fell into decay until the early 1900s, when they were rebuilt to keep dingoes and protect herds of sheep. In 1930, approximately 32,000 km of mesh was used in Queensland alone. In the 1940s the fences were combined to form one continuous structure that was recorded as the longest fence in the world. Until 1980 the fence was 8,614 kilometers long, but was later reduced to 5.614 kilometers.

The fence has been more successful over the years, although dingoes can still be found in parts of the southern states. The fence is supported by each of the states, which takes about $ 10 million annually. Some parts of the structure are illuminated at night using solar panels. The average hedge height is about 180 cm, and consists of thousands of miles of wire mesh stretched between the pillars of wood. There is also a forbidden zone of about 5 meters on both sides, which is cleared of vegetation and used as a duty.