Dingoes the oldest breed

SUDDENLY, the whole world is talking about dingoes.

The iconic Australian symbol has been found to be one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world, rivalled only by its close relative, the New Guinea singing dog.

From London and New York to India and Australia, the world is suddenly in awe of the heritage of our “native” dog, said to have been introduced to Australia as a domestic animal about 5000 years ago.

Researchers in Australia and the USA have found convincing DNA evidence that the dingo may well stand at the genetic bridge between the wolf and the camp following animals from which almost all out domestic dogs have been bred.

With interbreeding common on the mainland, many believe the Fraser Island dingo is nearly an exclusive store of pure dingo genes.

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