OUR DINGOES

Careful selection over many years has ensured a genetically diverse, pure dingo gene pool collection at the Sanctuary. Dingoes are either wild-born or captive-bred, ranging from all parts of Australia. Since DNA testing became available in 1994, all of the breeding lines at the Sanctuary have been subjected to molecular examination, which has been carried out by world-renowned molecular biologist, Professor Alan Wilton, at the University of NSW. The Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre now houses the largest number of pure, unrelated dingo bloodlines in the world.

Not only are our dingoes pure, but also they are, for the most part, tractable and socialised. We make a point of handling and socialising all puppies to better equip them for life in a captive environment. However, this in no way impairs their natural instincts nor “domesticates” the species, and we remain vigilant against any forms of natural weakness, which would be naturally selected against in the wild. That is why our policy is never to see the dingo as a “breed”, under the artificial selection processes of canine associations.

Whilst our colony consists of mostly the “alpine” dingo ecotype, and the mtDNA of all dingoes is virtually identical, we strive to keep all ecotypes, including “desert” and “tropical”, separate in our breeding program.

Alpine Dingoes

Alpine dingoes are found in high elevation areas of the Australian Alps along eastern Australia. They are mostly ginger in colour, whilst in forested areas the fur can be a darker tan to black. During late autumn the grow a second thicker coat for warmth which usually sheds by mid to late spring.

Acacia - Alpine Dingo

Acacia

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Moko
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Acacia
Sponsor Acacia
Download Profile

Aussie

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Crikey
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Aussie
Sponsor Aussie
Download Profile
Bandit - Alpine Dingo

Bandit

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Koda
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Bandit
Sponsor Bandit
Download Profile
Banxia - Alpine Dingo

Banxia

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Winta
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Banxia
Sponsor Banxia
Download Profile
Barkala - Alpine Dingo

Barkala

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Doc
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Barkala
Sponsor Barkala
Download Profile
Bonnie - Alpine Dingo

Bonnie

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Saxon
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Bonnie
Sponsor Bonnie
Download Profile
Chubbah -Alpine Dingo

Chubbah

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Mahla
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2018

Find Out More About Chubbah
Sponsor Chubbah
Download Profile
Clyde - Alpine Dingo

Clyde

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Daisy
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Clyde
Sponsor Clyde
Download Profile
Cooma - Alpine Dingo

Cooma

Age: Senior
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: TBA
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2012

Find Out More About Cooma
Sponsor Cooma
Download Profile
Crikey - Alpine Dingo

Crikey

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Aussie
Year of Arrival at Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Crikey
Sponsor Crikey
Download Profile
Daisy - Alpine Dingo

Daisy

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Partner: Clyde
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2015

Find Out More About Daisy
Sponsor Daisy
Download Profile
Delilah - Alpine Dingo

Delilah

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Pumbah
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Delilah
Sponsor Delilah
Download Profile
Doc - Alpine Dingo

Doc

Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Black and Tan
Companion: Barkala
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2012

Find Out More About Doc
Sponsor Doc
Download Profile

Dolly

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Winkye
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2015

Find Out More About Dolly
Sponsor Dolly
Download Profile
Ebony - Alpine Dingo

Ebony

Age: Adult
Sex:
Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Black and Tan
Companion: Ooti
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Ebony
Sponsor Ebony
Download Profile
Hermoine - Alpine Dingo

Hermione

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Wandi
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2019

Find Out More About Hermione
Sponsor Hermione
Download Profile
Jirrikit - Alpine Dingo

Jirrikit

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Marcia
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2021

Find Out More About Jirrikit
Sponsor Jirrikit
Download Profile
KeeKee - Alpine Dingo

KeeKee

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: White/Cream
Companion: Simba
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2016

Find Out More About Keekee
Sponsor KeeKee
Download Profile
Koda - Alpine Dingo

Koda

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Black and Tan
Companion: Bandit
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Koda
Sponsor Koda
Download Profile
Mahla - Alpine Dingo

Mahla

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Chubbah
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2018

Find Out More About Mahla
Sponsor Mahla
Download Profile

Marcia

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Jirrikit
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2021

Find Out More About Marcia
Sponsor Marcia
Download Profile

Moko

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Acacia
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Moko
Sponsor Moko
Download Profile

Myrtle

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Cream
Companion: Tanami
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Myrtle
Sponsor Myrtle
Download Profile
Ooti - Alpine Dingo

Ooti

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Ebony
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2018

Find Out More About Ooti
Sponsor Ooti
Download Profile
Polly - Alpine Dingo

Polly

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Beri
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2014

Find Out More About Polly
Sponsor Polly
Download Profile
Pumbah - Alpine Dingo

Pumbah

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Delilah
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2017

Find Out More About Pumbah
Sponsor Pumbah
Download Profile
Sassafras - Alpine Dingo

Sassafras

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Sooty
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Sassafras
Sponsor Sassafras
Download Profile
Simba - Alpine Dingo

Simba

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: KeeKee
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2016

Find Out More About Simba
Sponsor Simba
Download Profile
Sooty - Alpine Dingo

Sooty

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Sable
Companion: Sassafras
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Sooty
Sponsor Sooty
Download Profile
Tangle - Alpine Dingo

Tangle

Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Kimmi
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2012

Find Out More About Tangle
Sponsor Tangle
Download Profile
Wandi - Alpine Dingo

Wandi

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger with a little sable
Companion: Hermione
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2019

Find Out More About Wandi
Sponsor Wandi
Download Profile
Waratah - Alpine Dingo

Waratah

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Warpun
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Waratah
Sponsor Waratah
Download Profile

Warpun

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Alpine
Colour: White-Ginger Pied
Companion: Waratah
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2021

Find Out More About Warpun
Sponsor Warpun
Download Profile

Desert Dingoes

Desert dingoes are reddish, golden yellow, or sand colored with a compact body size and a fine coat. They are found broadly across Central Australia.

Beri

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Desert
Colour: White / Cream
Companion: Polly
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2011

Find Out More About Beri
Sponsor Beri
Download Profile

Ernie

Age: Senior
Sex:
Male
Type of Dingo: Desert
Colour: Ginger
Companion: TBA
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2010

Find Out More About Ernie
Sponsor Ernie
Download Profile

Winkye

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Desert
Colour: Ginger
Partner: Cooma
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2013

Find Out More About Winkye
Sponsor Winkye
Download Profile
Winta - Desert Dingo

Winta

Age: Juvenile
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: Desert
Colour: White/Cream
Companion: Banxia
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2020

Find Out More About Winta
Sponsor Winta
Download Profile

Tropical Dingoes

The Tropical dingo is located in the forests and wetlands across north and north-western Australia.  They have a finer stature, lack the double coat the other dingo types, and are generally ginger and creamy white in colour.

Kimmi

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Type of Dingo: Tropical
Colour: Ginger
Colour: Tangle
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2014

Find Out More About Kimmi
Sponsor Kimmi
Download Profile

K’gari (Fraser Island) Dingoes

On Fraser Island, dingoes are normally a ginger or a golden sandy colour.

Saxon

Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Type of Dingo: K’gari (Fraser Island)
Colour: Ginger
Companion: Bonnie
Year of Arrival at the Sanctuary: 2010

Find Out More About Saxon
Sponsor Saxon
Download Profile