In early 1970 I was speaking to Professor MacIntosh of Sydney University, who had carried out two decades of research on the Dingo. He considered the Cattle Dog to be halfway to a Dingo. However, after nearly fifty years’ experience, my opinion is that they are totally diffe
On the one hand you have a bold and protective rural working dog specifically bred to work for man, with man; on the other end of the scale we have the Dingo, a highly intelligent, sensitive, skilful and independent hunting breed, an opportunistic predator whose concentration is on hunt/kill. Hardly the recipe for a herding dog. I do of course speak generally. One does occasionally hear of individuals and hybrids that have worked with stock just as there are individual Cattle Dogs that are not workers.