Debate over dingo versus wild dog, does the name matter

Chris McLennan
By Chris McLennan
April 6 2021 - 1:00am
WHAT'S IN A NAME: Experts agree wild dogs are a hybrid of the dingo, but argue whether they could be called a "pure" breed - and does it really matter they are still a pest.

Scientists who insist virtually all wild dogs are actually dingoes say the term was adopted because it was easier to sell.

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Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

National Rural Property Writer

ACM national rural property writer based in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Career journalist. Multi award winner.

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