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FOREIGN SPORTING-DOGS

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FOREIGN SPORTING-DOGS

THE DINGO

The dingo is essentially a sporting-dog - too much so at times. But he differs from all other sportingdogs in this volume inasmuch as whilst they are civilised dogs, whose chase is after the wild animal, the dingo is a wild dog, whose quarry is often the sheep and lambs of Australian farmers. I have no doubt he has exceedingly good sport after his lights. Indeed, I have heard that he can do as much destruction in a sheep-fold as a terrier in a rat-pit. My illustration represents Myall, a red-coloured dog, weighing 50 lbs., and standing 21 inches at shoulder, the winner of fifty prizes, and the property of Mr. H. C. Brooke, who writes of him as follows :-"The dingo is in colour and shape the handsomest of all breeds; his intelligence is very great, and what I am particularly fond of is his independent nature. He never takes to strangers, and there is no slavishness or cringing about him. He is his master's pal; but his master is only his owner-not his boss. The cunning and intelligence of the dingo is well known to Australians; a pair of dingos have, on occasion, been known to pass through a flock of unshorn sheep, leaving them untouched, to reach a flock of shorn ones in an inner fold, which they could more easily

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