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About Wild Dogs

The term wild dog refers to free-living dogs from domestic origins, as well as dingoes and domestic dog/dingo hybrids.

Wild dogs are social animals and live in small packs that are mostly active from dawn to dusk. Wild dogs can hunt successfully alone or in packs, depending on the type of prey. Wild dogs are top-order predators and hunt both native and introduced animals.

Key DOs and DON'Ts:
  • Never approach, entice or feed any wild dogs.
  • If you are approached by wild dogs - stop, fold your arms and back away slowly.
  • In the unlikely event you are attacked by a wild dog, be as aggressive and loud as you can and, if available, use a stick to ward them off.
  • If you have wild dogs on your property and would like assistance with control, contact NSW Local Land Services on 02 66 233900
  • Report any sightings of wild dogs on Council managed land call (02) 6670 2400. Accurate descriptions, including location, size, colour and type of dog will be particularly beneficial to efforts to manage the situation.
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