Dingo Silver Footprints Necklace – Bushprints

Dingo Silver Footprints Necklace Bushprints

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Bushprints Sterling Silver Dingo Footprint Necklace These inspirational Dingo footprints are cut out of solid sterling silver. For Gary, the maker, quality is the prime consideration and all pieces are carefully hand-finished, giving a fantastic lustre. They are beautifully gift-boxed and in stock now. Weight: 24g including gift box. Also available at the same price are: Platypus, Numbat, Emu, and Frill-necked lizard (with a 2-week wait as Gary will have to make them for you). If you are interested in the same range in 9ct yellow gold please contact us for pricing. Dingo facts • Dingoes cannot bark – but they can howl. • Dingoes have unique wrists in the canine world, capable of rotatation. This enables dingoes to use their paws like hands and turn door knobs. Their ability to go where other dogs can't means dingoes can cause more problems for humans than other wild members of the dog family can. • A dingo can turn its head through almost 180 degrees in each direction. • Dingoes have permanently erect ears. • Dingoes can be found living in Australia and Southeast Asia, mainly Thailand. Australian dingoes are larger than Asian dingoes. • The plural of dingo is dingoes, not dingos. • Male dingoes are larger than females. Males weigh 26 to 43 pounds (12 to 20 kg) and females weigh 21 to 35 pounds. • Most Australian dingoes are ginger-coloured or sandy-coloured with white chests. There are also dark-coloured dingoes. • Wild dingoes can live for up to ten years but usually live for more like five or six years. Dingoes cared for by people can live up to 15 years or more. • Domestication of dingoes has been difficult. Dingoes are intelligent animals. They are more independent and harder to train than other dogs. • Dingoes have larger canine teeth than domestic dogs. • Wild Australian dingoes kill and eat prey ranging in size from small lizards, birds and rodents up to sheep and kangaroos. They will also scavenge carrion. • The days of the pure dingo may be numbered. Dingoes are increasingly mating with feral domestic dogs. Some of the genetically purest dingoes live on Fraser Island in Queensland. Evidence has emerged more recently of pure dingoes living close to Sydney. • Research at Sydney's University of New South Wales indicates dingoes may be the world's oldest breed of dog. • Dingoes breed once a year.