Saturday, 28 March 2009
While walking along the esplanade at Dongara a couple walked along each with a dingo on a lead. It is not common to see dingoes on a lead, and we stopped and spoke with the couple. They told us that the dogs were pure bred dingoes,and that they were working with a group of people around Australia to maintain a collection of pure bred dingoes.
The gentleman told us that dingoes are more like wolves than dogs. Once upon a time it was not legal to keep dingoes and even now, I suspect that some sort of permit might be needed, but that was not discussed. They were quite friendly dogs. They do feed them cooked meat, as they like to ensure that they don't get a taste for raw (or live!) meat. Apparently they love cooked kangaroo meat.
You might like to read a little about dingoes here.