Many people today still think that owning a dingo is the same as owning any breed of domestic dog. This is just not the case and was a matter that concerned Berenice many years ago. This is the first part of an extract from her book “The Company of Dingoes: Two Decades with Our Native Dog” published in 1995 and based on her own experience over 20 years.
Escape can be disastrous, possibly ending in the death of the animal under the wheels of a car, or at the hands of an outraged neighbour who has just lost a pen full of fowls, or a favourite cat. There can also be embarrassing legal consequences.