Information on working terriers, dogs, natural history, hunting, and the environment, with occasional political commentary as I see fit. This web log is associated with the Terrierman.com web site.
??? What animal in the back? Are you referring to the wrinkles? Looks like a photoshopped bluey to me, but sometimes I loose the plot.
A French Bulldog dog has been overlayed onto a natural dog -- a wild dingo. The dingo picture is from here >> http://www.almaparkzoo.com.au/education/dingo.html
I have always wondered if a dingo/mix would make a good hunter.
The short answer is they don’t. Dogs are bred for specific types of hunting and work and a dedicated hunting dog breed will win their area of expertise. Getting s dingo to Point better than a pointer, or retrieve better than retriever, or go down a whole after a fox or badger or groundhog, is not going to happen. By the same token, a dingo will never be able to out run a greyhound or other long dog. Any wild dog crossed with a domestic dog will have less voice than a bang dog such as a beagle, or foxhound, and will not win the competition hunting rabbits, bear, or mountain lion.
That said, there's probably some dingo in both the ACD and the kelpie. Dingos are smart, rugged, healthy, and heat tolerant. When I lived in Australia and bred Labs, one of my fellow Lab breeders quietly advocated a Lab x dingo, bred selectively for Labrador temperament, as a way to get around the problem of heat intolerance in Labs. This would, of course, put the purebred fancy in a tizzy, so the idea wasn't voiced publicly.
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