Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix


The Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Dingo and the Australian Shepherd. They are also called a Australian Shepherd Dingo Mix. This cobreeding has become quite the problem in Australia. You might be asking, “What is a Dingo.” A Dingo is a feral free ranging dog that is native to Australia. If properly socialized, they should be good with the family and other pets - if properly socialized! This isn’t a very good dog for first time dog owners. The Dingo is an undomesticated animal that is much tougher to handle than other, known domestic dogs. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix




Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills

Australian Shepherd  History:

The Australian Shepherd has a rather vague past and lineage. For this reason, it’s name is a bit misleading. The Aussie was actually called the following prior to it’s current name - Spanish Shepherd, Pastor Dog, Bob-Tail, New Mexican Shepherd, California Shepherd, and Australian Shepherd. There are a lot of folks who think that the breed originated from the Basque region in Spain where they were used by shepherds. The thought is that those shepherds emigrated to the West Coast of the United States via Australia and brought their dogs with them. While the origins aren’t totally agreed upon, there is agreement that it developed in western North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. One theory as to where they got their name is that they were named for the imported sheep that they herded.

The Australian Shepherd isn’t as affected by altitude as much as other herding breeds so it became a well known and loved sheep herder in the Rocky Mountains. The original breeders were Ranchers in Boulder, Colorado, who then began to sell and distribute the dogs all over the West.

Back when dogs such as this were used primarily as working stock, shepherds were much more interested in dogs' working abilities than their appearance. As a result, over time, shepherds interbred dogs that they believed would produce better workers for the given climate and landscape. The landscape played a large role in how the dogs looked, In the eastern U.S., terrain and weather conditions were similar to that of Europe. Europe is where most of those breeds came from, so the existing breeds and their offspring worked well there.

However, different dogs were needed In the American West, as the conditions were much different from the East. Spanish flocks of sheep, known as the Churra were introduced for food. The shepherds brought over Spanish dogs that proved capable for their job in the wild and dangerous territory. These dogs were highly valued for their ability to herd and protect from predators on the open range. Selective breeding for many generations focused on aspects of the dog that enabled it to function as an effective stockdog in the American West. It had to handle severe weather; have plenty of speed, athleticism, energy, and endurance; and be intelligent, flexible, and independent; while remaining obedient.

Dingo History:

The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. They are thought to have been brought to Australia over 4,000 years ago from Asia. While dingoes are often a threat to livestock, their depredation on rabbits, kangaroos and rats can be a net benefit to pastoralists, and is considered a cultural icon by some Australians. Obviously, they are able to breed with what we know as dogs.



Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix Size and Weight

Dingo

Height: 17 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 29 - 44 lb.

Lifespan: 10 years


Australian Shepherd

Height: 18 - 23 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 35 - 75 lb.

Lifespan: 13-15 years



Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This dog will more than likely make a good watchdog with the Dingo background and the Aussie is a very sweet dog. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs and this will help this be a safer dog to be around. He is intelligent so training should be moderately easy. Although he might be a little stubborn. Don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. He wants to be with the “pack.”


Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dingo mixed with the Australian Shepherd might be prone to allergies, hip dysplasia, eye problems, among others.



Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

Both of these dogs are more aggressive shedders. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

This is a higher energy dog and is not good for someone that is a couch potato. There are certainly higher energy dogs out there, but they still need their fair share of exercise. Be prepared to take them for long walks, hikes, and to keep their energy level as low as possible. If you are worried about their temperament, the best way to tame their aggression and to tame their energy is by simply burning it off of them. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. Also, never leave them outside when you are not home.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. As iterated above, this isn’t a good dog for a first time dog owner. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Dingo Australian Shepherd Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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