Anyone who has experienced wild dog attacks on their livestock will confirm it's a stressful and traumatic experience.
The impacts on both livestock and landholder can be significant so we strongly encourage you to plan for wild dogs if you maintain livestock on your land.
About wild dogs
Wild dogs refer to all wild-living dogs including dingoes, feral domestic dogs and the hybrid descendants of these.
They are extremely cunning, which can make their control difficult.
Wild dogs generally operate individually or in a small group, but rarely as a pack. They prey on livestock and native fauna, and spread diseases that affect livestock, pets, native animals and humans. They also pose a direct threat to domesticated pets and animals, as well as humans.
It is vital that you report all sightings and stock losses. Sightings and wild dog attacks should be reported to your Local Land Services office.
Find out more about wild dog control
- Understanding your regional pest plan
- Wild dogs - how to recognise the signs
- Professional Wild Dog Controller Program (Hunter region)
- Wild dog biology and distribution ( NSW DPI)
- Wild dogs - the issue, planning and management (PestSmart)
- Glovebox guide for managing wild dogs (PestSmart)
- Report wild dog activity (WildDogScan)
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