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Physical Description The dhole or Asiatic Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus) is about the size of a border collie (12-18 kg), but looks quite different. The coat is usually a rusty red colour, but varies regionally from sandy yellow to dark grey. See our dhole map page for details of regional colour variation (frame-compliant browsers only). Usually it has a black bushy tail and white patches on its chest, paws and belly. Its ears are rounded, and its hooded amber eyes portray an intelligent nature.Within the canid family the dhole is something of an enigma. It doesn't fit neatly into any of the sub-families (i.e. the foxes or wolf-like dogs) and is classified in a genus of its own - Cuon. Among its unusual features is a strange whistle call which it uses to re-assemble the pack when animals become separated in dense forest. The dhole also has more teets than most other dogs and has a shorter jaw with one less molar on each side of its lower jaw.Social Behaviour The dhole is a highly social and cooperative animal, living in organised packs of around 10 individuals.
Groups often contain more males than females, with usually just one breeding female. Occasionally, large groups of over 40 dogs have been seen, possibly arising from the temporary fusion of neighbouring packs.Together with the grey wolf, African hunting dog and Amazonian bush dog, the dhole is one of the few dogs that regularly hunts in packs. This requires intelligence, co-ordination, and sometimes courage! In India, one of the dhole's favourite prey is the medium-sized Axis deer. puppies for sale 33914
On occasions, however, it will tackle even larger prey like the banteng (a large bovid), and highly aggressive prey like the wild boar. yorkie poo puppies charleston sc
With such dangerous quarry, the dogs can literally risk their lives to secure the food they need to survive. teacup yorkies for sale pretoria
Communal hunting is particularly important during the breeding season when pack members return to the den to regurgitate food for the mother and pups. Sometimes, however, dholes prefer to hunt individually or in pairs, focusing on smaller prey such as hares.Habitat and Geographical Range The dhole normally lives in forest habitats, but can also eke out an existence in the open steppes of Kashmir and Siberia. As the Latin name, Cuon alpinus suggests, the dhole is often found in hilly or mountainous regions. borzoi puppies for sale nsw
The dhole's historical range reflects this great adaptability, extending from India to Russia, and down through China to Malaysia and Indonesia (Java being the southern limit). puppies for sale in lymm
In recent decades, however, there has been massive habitat loss within this region.
Today, very little is known about the dhole's distribution, but restricted surveys indicate serious decline and fragmentation of the former range. The best remaining populations are probably to be found in central and southern India, but even their stability is in question. The urgent need for more information on the dhole's present distribution has been highlighted in the latest IUCN Action Plan for Canids. In response to this plan, DCP have designed a sighting form and questionnaire survey and are compiling information on the dhole's status and distribution. Armed with such knowledge we will be in a much better position to mobilise direct conservation action.The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is also called the Asiatic wild dog and the Indian wild dog. They are mainly red to brown, with darker tails and white or light markings on their foreneck, chest and undersides. They can also be charcoal gray or sandy beige. Their ears are rounded and large. In size they are similar to a border collie.
Males weigh 33 to 44 pounds, females, 22 to 29 pounds.Dholes live in central and eastern Asia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. They live in a variety of habitats: deciduous and evergreen forests, grassland and scrub forest, thorn forests, and alpine steppe.Dholes are highly social animals and live in packs of about ten dogs. Often there are more males than females in a pack, excluding pups. There is usually one dominant monogamous pair in the pack. The entire pack contributes to the care and feeding of the pups and nursing female. When the pups are mature, about 3 years, the females go off to form another pack.Dholes maintain a large territory—up to 34 square miles. Hunting by dholes is a community affair. Sometimes a few pack members will wait in ambush, while others drive the prey to the waiting dholes. Other times the pack will surround prey and attack. Dholes might drive prey into water to slow it down. They mainly hunt a variety of deer, wild sheep, goats, but will eat smaller prey, rabbits, rodents, birds, insects.
They can kill prey up to 10 times their size- When hunting dholes communicate with whistles and yips. They also communicate with screams, mews, clucks, growls, whines, and body language.- Dholes can jump 7 feet straight up! And are good swimmers.- Females have more teats than other canids and can produce up to 12 pups per litter.- Dholes are an endangered species.- Their life span is about 10 years.- Dholes have 40 teeth, whereas other canid species have 42.Sudhir Shivaram at thejunglelookFacts about this animal The dhole is a medium-sized dog of light and graceful proportions. The head-body length ranges from 75-110 cm, the tail from 41-50 cm, and the body-weight from 10-20 kg.The muzzle is shorter than in most other dogs, with a large nose pad. There are 40 teeth, two less than in the lower jaw than above, the 3rd lower molar is absent. The ears are erect and rounded. The sexes look alike. The female has 16 teats instead of the usual 10 of Canis.The coat is uniform, dorsally red or yellow or rust, the underparts and throat are whitish.
The back of the ears, neck and shoulders are slightly duller but the same colour. The dorsal guard hairs are 25-30 mm long. They are shorter in southern animals. The tail is darker than the body and usually black-tipped. The outer parts of the legs are of the same colour as the body, the inner sides are pale and the paws can be white.Dholes are highly social animals living in packs and hunting cooperatively. A pack consists of usually 5 to 12, sometimes up to 20 members and contains a dominant monogamous pair. After a gestation period of 60-62 days, the female gives birth to a litter of usually eight pups, which are born in a den built near riverbeds or among rocks. Birth season is from November to March. Subordinate pack members help care for the young of the dominant pair. The pups reach sexual maturity at about a year.The dhole is an opportunistic feeder eating berries, fruit, insects, lizards, and mammals from small rodent to large deer size, including hares, wild boar, various ruminants, and even monkeys.