Dog of the Day: Dingo/Lab Mix!

I didn’t realize there were lots of dingoes running around loose on the streets of San Francisco, but apparently it’s more common than you think.  Or, well, than I think, anyway.

This one is a particularly awesome one, too… friendly as all get-out and happy as can be.  Her name is ‘Ginger’, and she can apparently often be found in the mornings helping Robert V. Doerr, Jr, accordionist, entertain passengers at the Van Ness Civic Center Muni Station.  (Corrected… sorry, Robert!)

And another edit: Ginger has her own Facebook page! Tres chic! And Mr Doerr, Jr has a YouTube Channel and Facebook page too.

Aw, come on.  No, I didn't eat your baby.

Aw, come on. No, I didn't eat your baby. That's not even funny.

More pictures below the break.

Babies are gross, anyway.  Bleh!

Babies are gross, anyway. Bleh!

I might lick it a little bit though!

I might lick it a little bit though!

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12 Responses to Dog of the Day: Dingo/Lab Mix!

  1. Correction. Ginger & I Perform at Civic Center BART Station, Not Van Ness

  2. JEFF MURPHY says:

    Ive kicked around the idea of finding out the breed of my three year old dog Izzy for quite some time now. Friends and strangers alike have said she appears to be a mix between dingo and pit bull. Finally on a lazy Sunday afternoon I surcame to my curiosity and entered “Dingo Pit Bull mix” in to the search browser at Google.com.
    As I scrolled through the images, my jaw dropped when i came across Gingers photo. An exact replica of Izzy in every way. Particularly the way she sits. I would love some info on Ginger if at all possible. What a pretty girl,.. look forward to perhaps hearing from you,..

    Thank you ,

    Jeff Murphy, mesa arizona

  3. stephanie says:

    I used to have a dog named Sandi who I was told was a lab/dingo mix. She was with me for 7 years and was by far the smartest, best, and kindest dog I’ve ever had. I recently had to euthanize her because of a cancerous tumor growing in 3 spots on her body. I’ll never forget her. It;s been almost 2 years and I think about her every day. I was scrooling through pictures and came across Ginger. She looks exactly like my Sandi! She must be a great dog!!! ”you’ve brought so many fun memories back to me. Don’t believe anything you hear about the breed. They are wonderful dogs.

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  5. Shelly Marmillion says:

    We live in Baton Rouge, LA & recently rescued a 4 week old puppy from a local rescue organization after our 3 y/o beloved Great Dane was euthanized due to metastatic inoperable lymphoma. Needless to say, we were devastated. We also own a 6 y/o Boston Terrier as well as a 5 y/o Boxer; I have to say that our Dingo/Lab mix is incredible!!! He’s been great w/ our children (9 & 5 y/o) and has been soooo easily trained. I terribly mourned the loss of my precious Dane, and our rescued Dingo mix is by no means a “replacement”, but he’s certainly been an easily-trained, family-oriented, addition to our family….and quite possibly the most intelligent dog we’ve owned .

    • Shelly Marmillion says:

      Just in case I was not clear, the puppy we rescued is a Lab/ Dingo mix. He’s absolutely the most intelligent of the 3 breeds we’ve owned…

  6. Jared says:

    Hi I have a question. I came across a female 8 week old Australian Dingo/Golden lab mix. The mother of the pup is the Dingo, and the father the Lab. My question is, is this a good dog to have? If not why? Also about what weight will she be at as a full adult with the proper diet and exercise, could it be possible to keep her under 50 pounds? Thanks

    • Adam Lang says:

      Well, I’m definitely not an expert, but I have not heard nearly as many bad things about dingo crosses as I have about (for example) wolf crosses. And the dingo crosses (three or four) that I’ve actually met have been nothing but sweethearts.

      As for size… that’s a tough question. Dingos vary between about 30 and 50 pounds (but this is in the wild, where sufficient food is not always available), and female labs tend to be 55 to 70 pounds. Assuming this dog isn’t being starved as a puppy, I’d say chances are that she’ll end up at least in the area of 45 to 50 lbs, and I definitely wouldn’t bet on her staying below 50.

      Ginger here is medium-small Lab size, maybe 55-60 pounds if she were in perfect shape. (I think she was a little chubby, but only by a few pounds, nothing serious.)

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