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    Dingoes filmed on cruise channel television

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    james ensor
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    Dingoes filmed on cruise channel television

    Post  james ensor on Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:01 am

    Jane McDonald is a gregarious Yorkshirewoman. Her career started as a singer on cruise ships.  She is still on cruise ships but now comperes a series called "Cruising with Jane McDonald."  It is shown on British and Australian stations.  I do not know if it is shown in North America.

    She is now cruising Australia with Princess and called at Brisbane.  She visited a koala sanctuary and a dingo rescue center.  The dingoes are visibly similar to Podengo Medios.

    They are more burly and less dainty.  Their upright curly tails are more bushy.  They have pricked-up ears, long bodies and long snouts.  Jane`s dingoes had coats like wool, thicker even than the long-haired Podengos. Others have fawn coats just like Podengo smooth-hairs. They have a pale stripe behind their rear leg,  just like the Podengo, which we call an apron-string.

    Dingoes rarely bark but are legendary hunters.  Those which Jane met were friendly to humans.  It is believed that they were brought to Australia from India, by people who merged with the Aborigines about 2,000 years ago. Like the nearby New Guinea Singing Dog,  they descend from the pale-footed wolf of the Middle East.  So maybe they are a different line of development also arriving by ship. Perhaps, like their cousins, to the north, they were driven into the outback and driven wild by humans.

    Dog-sled racers in Finnish Lapland have crossed dingoes with Alaskan huskies to increase the speed and stamina of their teams. They also use Pointers, crossed with Alaskans - which are faster than Siberians. I suggested that they buy some Podengo Grandes - since the larger the dog, the greater the pulling power.  I do not know the result, yet

    If Jane`s films air in your state, do watch.

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