on August 6, 2010



Dingoes can breed successfully with domesticated dogs, indicating that they are undoubtedly both members of the same original dog kind as created by God on Day Six of Creation Week. Indeed, when the European settlers first arrived in Australia, they discovered that many of the “wild dogs” were not truly “wild,” but instead were kept by their Aboriginal human keepers and used as bed warmers, hunting companions, and guard dogs.


  • Typically, the dingo’s color is a variation of brown and black with white patterns.
  • The dingo is commonly referred to as a wild dog.

Fun Facts

  • The dingo is not afraid of humans and is most likely to settle close to villages to avoid predators that will not approach human habitation.
  • It usually hunts at night, either alone or with its other family members.
  • The dingo gives birth once a year to four or five pups, in a cave or hollow log.

Created Kind Members

Jackal, wolf, coyote, fox, domesticated dog

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Canidae (dog kind)
GENUS/SPECIES: Canis lupus dingo

Size: Average 3–4 ft (0.9–1.2 m)
Weight: Average 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Mostly mammals; also birds and reptiles
Habitat: Deserts and forests in Australia and Southeast Asia

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