Are Dingo Dogs Dangerous?

How dangerous are dingos?

While dingoes have the potential to be dangerous to humans, in reality the incidence of attacks on humans is relatively rare. The risk of dangerous behaviour is greatly increased in dingoes that have become habituated to humans through feeding or other encouragement.

Can I have a dingo as a pet?

Dingoes can be kept as pets if they are taken from a litter no older than six weeks of age and then aggressively trained. Unfortunately for city dwellers looking to take in a dingo, these dogs cannot be cooped up in an apartment and require a large amount of space for roaming.

Are dingoes dogs?

Technically, dingoes are not a breed of dog. They’re only semi-domesticated and are just as much wolf as they are dog. So far, it’s unclear if Canis lupus dingo was ever fully domesticated. Some evidence suggests that they may once have been pets, but were abandoned and left to revert to their wild state.

How do you survive a dingo attack?

If you feel threatened

  • Stand still at your full height and fold your arms across your chest.
  • Face the dingo, then calmly back away.
  • If you are with another person, stand back to back.
  • Confidently call for help.
  • Wait until the dingo or dingoes are gone before you continue on your way.
  • Do not run or wave your arms.