The dingo, Canis dingo, is a wild dog native to Australia, particularly the deserts and scrublands. They are thought to be descended from domesticated dogs brought to Australia by Aboriginal peoples thousands of years ago. A typical dingo is yellowish-tan, with large ears and a bushy tail with a white tip.
Dingo's Voice on the Web
Information on the breed. Pictures and a newsletter archive.
Genetic Variation in the Australian Dingo
Article about the danger of the breed's extinction. Includes bibliography.
BBC News: First Dingo 'was Indonesian pet'
DNA research suggests that all dingoes are descended from a very small group of ancestors, possibly even a single female. (September 30, 2003)
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