I have a Full blooded lab was the dad and a mixed Pit, Aussie, Dingo was the Mom. The dad weighted 130 lbs and the Mom was 58 lbs. Got any feedback on this great dog, He is just one great big baby but aggressive towards other dogs and when my wife is around very aggressive towards strangers?
Most dingo/dingo mixes are animal and stranger agressive. Aussies not properly socialized can also be agressive with strangers. I am sure he is a wonderful dog. You know him, so be responsible with him. Choose a crate or safe spot when you have company. when you walk him remember the idiots who don't watch their dogs, and I would also carry a muzzle in case you venture into a populated area.
To the above poster who stated a dog shouldn't be agressive to people. HELLO, guard dogs are aggressive to strangers, I think it OK in the hands of a responsible pet owner.
Unless you're in Oz, there is no way your dog is part Dingo. Dingos have not been able to be exported in years, not even to zoos. Anyone who would breed such a large male to a small female is barbaric. If the breeding was an accident, the female should've been spayed to ensure her safety.
um.would you want to get bit by one? Guard dogs should not be owned by just a common person either. only police officers, etc. should have them. And there's a difference. they're not aggressive to just anyone-stranger or not. They are taught to recognize a threat, be it from a stranger or someone known to them. Agression is not the same thing as a working dog who is doing their job-that's NOT aggression, that is intense training on the part of the person.and the common dog owner does not have the knowledge to do it.
A guard dog is chosen because they are NOT aggressive, are calm, do not attack people unprovoked, and are easily worked with! An aggressive dog bites, growls, barks.......and IS NOT calm.
I had one. One of my full sized aussies was very agressive to strangers. She was not a trained guard dog, she just protected her family. I would call it agression, not a dog doing their job. They are out their, and they are protective.
You made the comment "no dog should be agressive", I don't care how you see it, a dog that growls, shows teeth (no a smile), ect. is agression. In the hands of a resposible pet owner, there isn't a problem. If they are not resposible, then there is a problem.
Brandy was the love of my life, I miss her terribly. She never bit anyone. She did attack my neighbors collie with he wondered into my yard. I insisted on paying for the 10 stitches across the nose, even though the neighbor told me not to worry about it. In 13yrs of life, she was a wonderful dog, I could take her anywhere, just don't come into my yard or my house without someone knowing. She would nip first, ask questions later.
Anyone who told you that their dog was either full Dingo or part Dingo is probably full of BS. They probably just wanted their Heintz 57 mix to sound special. Not that I have anything against mixes, but if your dog is a mix, be honest, don't try to make mix something that it isn't. Besides, Dingos aren't exactly wild, like wolves or coyotes are. Dingos are a mix of an unknown amount of domestic dogs that turned feral in Australia and New Zealand. Like barn cats, they are decendant of domestic animals that became feral over time.
Also, australian shepherds are herding dogs, so their nipping at someone's ankles is part of them trying to herd. Both of mine did this, and we eventually corrected this.
Also, if your dog is in fact aggressive and not protective or trying to herd someone, be mindful of where you are and your surroundings. I would recommend working with your dog every day to try to calm this behaviour as much as possible. I have found that possitive reinforcement with treats, toys, affection, works well.
Hope it is all ok in the end for you.
If people had emotions as pure as animals, our hearts would have to tripple in size.