Dingos Are NOT Dogs


INTRO—-
HI GUYS I’M ALEX FARNHAM AND THIS IS ANIMALIST NEWS!
FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED YEARS DINGOS HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS AUSTRALIA’S NATIVE DOG, BUT A NEW
STUDY SHOWS THAT THEY AREN’T REALLY DOGS AT ALL.
ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, DINGOS ARE THEIR OWN SPECIES CALLED
CANIS DINGO RATHER THAN A SUBSPECIES OF DOGS. THIS TERM WAS ORIGINALLY COINED BY A GERMAN
NATURALIST IN THE LATE 1700’S, BUT WAS THROWN OUT AFTER AUSTRALIA’S FIRST GOVERNOR, ARTHUR
PHILLIP, CREATED DRAWINGS OF THE DINGO WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE ACTUAL SPECIMEN.
IT’S BELIEVED THAT THE ANIMAL WAS BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO
AFTER ORIGINATING FROM EAST ASIAN DOMESTIC DOGS.
ALTHOUGH DIFFERENT SPECIES OF CANIS, INCLUDING DOGS AND DINGOES, CAN INTERBREED, THEY ARE
RECOGNIZED AS A DISTINCT SPECIES DUE TO DISTINGUISHING FEATURES AND THE RELUCTANCE TO REPRODUCE TOGETHER
UNDER NATURAL CONDITIONS. TO FIND A DINGO THAT HASN’T CROSS BRED WITH
DOGS OVER THE YEARS, SCIENTISTS TURNED TO MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE PREDATING
THE 1900S. BY EXAMINING NEARLY SEVENTY SKULLS AND SKIN
SAMPLES, THEY WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT DINGOS HAVE A NATURALLY BROAD HEAD WITH A
LONG SNOUT, RAISED EARS, AND A BUSHY TAIL. DESPITE WHAT MANY NATIVE AUSTRALIANS CLAIM,
A DINGO’S COAT COLOR CAN RANGE FROM WHITE TO PURE BLACK.
OTHER RECENT DISCOVERIES SHOW THAT DINGOS AND DOGS MAY NOT HAVE EVOLVED FROM WOLVES
LIKE PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, AND RATHER FROM A WILD DINGO-LIKE CANID.
SO IF DOGS DERIVED FROM DINGOS, IT WOULDN’T MAKE SENSE TO CLASSIFY A DINGO AS A DOG, BUT
RATHER IT’S OWN SPECIES. THESE ANIMALS CONTINUE TO BE AUSTRALIA’S
LARGEST LAND PREDATOR. AND ALTHOUGH THEY’RE SEEN AS PESTS BECAUSE
THEY KILL LIVESTOCK, DINGOS BALANCE AND REGULATE LARGE POPULATIONS OF ANIMALS IN THE COUNTRY.
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100 thoughts on “Dingos Are NOT Dogs

  • This is fucking silly. Dingos are dogs. if a Pomeranian and a St Bernard are both classified as DOGS, then so are Dingos. So FUCK off. And have a nice day 🙂

  • I keep noticing dingoes with curled tails, which is usually characteristic of domesticated dogs. No wolves, foxes, coyotes, or hyenas have curled tails the way dogs do, but dingoes do.

  • So you’re saying that my domestic dingo cross isn’t a dog… Just because of his breed? Well I’m telling you now, he’s just about the same as any “real dog” out there. He loves, he sleeps, he barks (and howls), he eats DOG FOOD, he cuddles and he makes friends with dogs. Just because he’s part of the Canis Lupus family doesn’t mean anything. Yes, he is part wolf but he’s still a beautiful dog. 💕

  • Mine is all white except for a little spot near the neck and a very light streak of ginger that's starting to show along the back

  • I'm not getting involved in the dog/not dog debate…I wanted to bring up pedantry of a different kind. The plural of 'dingo' is 'dingoes', not 'dingos'. Sorry, people…I'm just finicky about that sort of thing.

  • Dingoes, dogs, modern wolves are all the same genus that can produce fertile offspring and all descended from an earlier type of wolf.

  • It's a feral dog. It's had a short-term evolution from domesticated dogs, mates with dogs and I just might be wrong but those interbred dogs still mate. Not sure how it became "not a dog at all"

  • Still feral dogs, still able to readily breed with both domestics and wolves. You can put dingos, Carolina Dogs and European wolves together and get viable and fertile offspring at a high rate. Distinct populations and subspecies, but still one species.

  • they are dog
    dogs came from wolves
    wolves came from theyre parents
    parents of wolves came from theure parents too … PERIOD

  • You gotta stop tipping your head way back when talking to the camera, bro. It's really odd.

  • Dingos are dogs. Idc what some dumb article says. That’s like saying Australian Cattle Dogs are only half dog. They’re fully dogs.

  • By this video, some humans arnt humans due to their difference in body build and originating before others.

  • canis is dog dummy. they are dogs but a different species of canis (dog) . domestic dogs are from canis lupis (wolves)

  • What a STUPID premise that "Dingoes are not dogs" of COURSE they are DOGS! LOL how do you go from saying they were DOGS brought there by PEOPLE just thousands of years ago to deciding that NOW lo and behold "they are not DOGS" ….they are JUST as much dogs as aboriginal people are PEOPLE,,,,how do people even say shit like that with a straight face??? BIZARRE! You know? At what micro moment in time would they have suddenly stopped being "dogs" and started to be an entirely other species? I can see political reasons for the argument if for example people want to assuage guilt for poisoning and shooting thousands of dingoes (HAS been the case) ….people can just continue in the same breath to say "but don't worry about it mate, no need to feel bad, they are not even dogs.."

    I watched this one STUPID video on dingos where the "expert" showed how he could turn the head of a dingoo around to look behind …the man straight faced says "if you tried this with a dog you would break it's neck" I was like HORSE SHIT and called my very lithe german shepherd over to me who I have SEEN turn her head around just like that and easily pulled her around as we tussled and guess what? She did not "die" or even wimper…. though no doubt some breeds of dogs do not have as much flexure of the neck, obviously some DO ….which is just the thing about DOGS they come in an astounding array of features and attributes and tendencies and yet? they are STILL all "dogs"…I'll accept that an animal is no longer of the same species when they just wont breed with another species ….which brings me to another dumb thing about this video …on one breath this moron reports that dingoes do NOT readlily breed with other dogs and in the very next breath yarns on how in order to even FIND pure dingos to study they had to resort to animals long harbored at zoos etc….which contrasted to wolves for instance would not be a problem ….for wolves rapidly eject domestic dog dna from their bloodline by virtue of strict seasonal breeding cycles whereas domestic dogs will breed any old time …ie crossbred litters tend to die being born in wrong seasons where weather will not allow them to survive etc….

  • They are readily domesticated, can breed with regular dogs, and genetic studies prove they are closely related to domesticated dogs (they diverged early from the common domesticated ancestor when they hitched lifts with the first aborigines).

    They're dogs, this video is basically quibbling over technicalities.

  • Yah sorry scientific paper but they are dogs. They are canines and can mate with all dog species. Stop trying to create unique species where there are none.

  • They are dogs I own one and she is a dog her name is Zoey and was born in the wild and was tested and the results proved she is a dog

  • Dingo aren't dogs but look almost 99% like dogs can breed with dogs because you know they're not dogs

  • If dingos can interbreed with dogs but aren’t considered dogs then why can sub Saharan Africans and Europeans interbreed but why aren’t Europeans and sub Saharan Africans considered individual human species and not the same

  • The fact that dogs didn't evolve from grey wolves has been known for quite some time. That one is obvious. There were however other ancient ancestor species that we call wolves, and different populations actually bred to produce the dog. That is why we get contradicting results when looking at Y-DNA lineages vs Mt-DNA lineages.

  • I can say that dingos are dogs, I owned one for about 6 years till she passed away from a tumor. Between the ages of 1 and 3 they can learn so many tricks as well as social behavior. She lived with my mastiff and learned to bark (which became annoying after a while) and learned to protect. She was awesome, not only are they beautiful they are also very protect. My dingo (sandy) never left my side. Always wanting approval for chasing birds, or running for a squirl. But I did learn that when owning a dingo to only wash then once a year. They clean themselves and it's not that good for them. Weird. But they are dogs and awesome pets.

    RIP sandy. Best dog I ever had.

  • I had the pleasure of walking a dingo for several years for my client (he had been rescued as a puppy from the streets in the city) – this guy was not dog like – he had the behavior that was more fox-like…..people in the U.S. need to stop breeding these animals. ….most of them end up in the shelters because of behavior issues and in some cases, those issues include aggression towards other dogs and sometimes killing someone elses dog. Don't buy a dingo. You will be disappointed because they are not into cuddling at all.

  • But Australian domesticated dog breeds have dingo in them, the Australian cattle dog and Australian kelpie are around 7% dingo

  • Dingos might not be dogs but then "dog" is a very strict category that only includes domestic dogs. And even dingos were domesticated when they were brought to Australia. So they were dogs until they weren't, by this logic. They are certainly the same species as dogs and wolves, only different subpopulations. They all can interbreed in the wild.

  • A dingo was my best friend and companion for 16 years. She was the smartest DOG I have ever known, far more intelligent than any other, and I have had a lot of dog friends. I think the eggheads who came up with the idea that dingoes are not dogs ignore the fact that there are now many mixed dingoes roaming Australia, whose parents obviously mated out of choice. They may be a distinct BREED, or variety, or subspecies of dog, but, since they can interbreed and produce fertile offspring, I would have to say they ARE the same species. This new trend among zoologists of classifying what SHOULD be classified as different subspecies as distinct species is stupid. It is just a way for them to write a paper to gain recognition and notice among their colleagues.

  • As an owner of a domesticated pure dingo and I can validate Dingos are definitely different to dogs.
    It is not only the physical differences but behavioral and social.
    Dingo behavior is more cat like than normal dogs.
    They prefer high places, and solitude or smaller packs.

    They also have noticeably different body language to dogs. There is one perticular 'hunting' stance a dog does but is actually a relaxed and natural position for dingos.
    While they do howl, they don't typically bark, but they can to learn if raised with a domesticated dog.
    Dingos 'talk' with noises similar to dog's trying to say "i love you!". Some can actually mimic a few human words and use them in conversations.
    Another physical difference is the breeding cycle of a dingo. They breed once a year and have smaller litters. And the often mate for life. They evwn have little rituals for selection of that mate.

    And the despite what most people assume IF RAISED AND HANDLED CORRECTLY they can make great family pets.
    I live in a household with a 4yr old child, 2 cats and a dingo. My dingo is better behaved than 99% of dogs at the local park and safe for all ages to pat and cuddle.
    She sleeps on my bed every night and plays in the yard with my child every day.
    I have had Rottweiler, Blue and red heeler, Australian kelpie, American bulldog, ridgeback, Am staff and few more. And I can honestly say my Dingo is the smartest, gentelest and better behaved than ANY dog breed i have had the pleasure of handling.

  • THIS GUY IS AN ATTENTION FREAK AND DINGOES ARE IN THE CANIS SPECIES WHICH IS A FANCY WORD FOR CANINE WHICH IS A FANCY WORD FOR DOG AND THIS IS HOW YOU DO A CALLOUT THAT GUY IS A LIAR AND I SHOULD KNOW BECAUSE I STUDY DINGOES

  • if you have a try hybrid species with a dog and a animal of the separate species classification they would not really breed but if it has the same species classification then they would be more likely get along so shut your mouth you stupid motherf*cker

  • Wait is this true? They’re still dogs, anything in they genus canus is lol. But I’m glad that they’re finally their own species, it always bothered me that they were a subspecies

  • wrong they are all subspecies of wolves. grey wolves canis lupus. dingos canis lupus dingo. dogs canis lupus familiaris.

  • this video is a good example of what happens when you care more about hair products than facts….

  • Dingoes can breed with dogs much like wolves and coyotes. They produce fertile offspring.

    Example of breeds that have dingo in them are the Australian cattle Dog and the Kelpie.

  • I'm afraid the presenter is in error regarding the dingo being a dog. It was determined dingo ancestral origin was from the domestic dog therefore they are in the dog family as a feral (wild) domestic dog – Dingos. They were interbred with collies for making herding dogs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canis_lupus_dingo

  • Dingo's are the first dog, they split from the Thylacine / "Tasmanian Tiger" which had both cat and dog traits. The Tassie Tiger then split into a cat and a dog thus the Dingo is the first dog breed in the world and all other breeds are descended from the dingo, which would make sense as to why it is it's own species on it's own (the genetic blueprint).

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