Cross breeds worry
CROSSED breeds, not pure dingoes, are the real ones to worry about.
Rather than installing some domestic civility into their wild cousins, Monto shooter Clive Turner said dingoes bred with Alsatians or Maremmas in particular were some of the most aggressive dogs he ever came across.
“The closest call I ever had was probably with a dingo crossed with a Maremma, they’re those big cattle dogs,” he said.
“It was huge, probably about a third bigger than a pure-bred. I shot it and it went into a big lump of lantana. I thought a lot before going in on my hands and knees. It was really savage.
“Anyway, I got him ay. I wouldn’t’ have liked to chase that fella around in the dark for too long.”
While Mr Turner said a “normal little dingo” is okay up to a point, they will still chase cattle. But the much bigger and more aggressive cross-breds are becoming much more popular, and he said it is rare to ever see a pure-bred dingo anymore.
“No matter if they are cross bred or pure, dingoes will always have a white tip on the end of their tail,” he said.
“That’s one thing I’ve noticed over the years. To see one without it is very rare.”