Wild dogs

The term ‘wild dog’ refers to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released and now live in the wild.

Wild dog sightings

Residents are requested to provide as much information as possible including date, location, description, activity and damaged caused.

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Wild dog attacks Wild dog sightings

Information you provide will ensure that Council’s Pest Animal Management Officers can initiate management techniques in target areas.

Moreton Bay Region is one of many areas in South East Queensland that has a resident wild dog / dingo population.

Wild dogs cause stock and domestic animal losses and prey on native wildlife such as koalas. They are territorial animals, which often causes conflict when they meet domestic dogs, resulting in injury or death to the domestic dog.

Although a large range of prey is taken by wild dogs / dingoes, they are generally specialist hunters and often cause conflict with landholders as they prey upon domestic pets, poultry, calves, sheep and goats.

Wild dogs, by nature appear thin and to residents may appear ‘skinny and malnourished'. Under no circumstances should wild dogs be fed by residents. Do not leave domestic dog food in areas that wild dogs can access and pick up any fallen fruit from orchids/trees.

Management programs

Council has extensive wild dog / dingo management programs in place to assist landholders in dealing with wild dog / dingo conflicts.

Officers also work closely with officers from State Government departments and neighbouring Council’s to ensure that issues are approached from a regional perspective.

Although Council actively trap and remove problem wild dogs from the environment, it is essential that you do not attract these dogs to your property and to remember that it is your responsibility to manage wild dogs on your land.