Chewton Dingo Farm
Prior to Jirrahlinga taking over and re-building


In November 2004, after a long illness the previous owner passed away. The property was being managed by administrators who where in the process of calling tenders to dispose of the farm.

In 2005 Tehree Gordon was contacted by people who expressed concern about conditions at the dingo farm at Chewton near Castlemaine.

Click here to read the interview by ABC Rural Bush telegraph | Photo with kind permission from ABC Rural
Click here to read the interview with Tehree Gordon & ABC Rural Bush Telegraph (can also be heard as MP3)
Dingo Conservation Australia - Formerly Chewton Dingo Farm

After being Purchased and Re-built by Jirrahlinga

Tehree & Hamish Gordon tendered and were successful in acquiring this property.

Now called
"Dingo Conservation Australia"

A considerable amount of work has subsequently occurred and this center. is fast becoming a showplace that will ensure the integrity of breeding and conservation of Australia's native dog.
Watch this spot!

It isn't open to the public at this stage.


The Dingo is Australia's Native Dog.
Research has shown that purebred Dingo numbers in the wild are declining and with civilisation encroaching deeper into the wilderness area, often accompanied by his domestic dogs, the conservation of the Dingo as a species cannot be left to nature.

The Dingo Family
In its natural state the Dingo lives either alone or in a small family group, this differs from many other wild dog species which may form packs. Dingoes have a clearly defined territory which they rarely leave, but which may overlap other Dingoes' territories. The size of the territory varies according to the food supply.

Dingoes mate for life, commencing in the autumn season the Bitch coming into season and the pups are born from July to September.

Both parents take part in raising the pups. Litters average about 5 pups. At 14 days old the mother regurgitates food for the pups and by the age of 3 weeks, when they will leave the den for short ventures, they are able to eat rabbit. The sire may help feed the pups, as may other male and female Dingoes from within the social group. Prey around the den is not captured but is left to allow the pups to practice their hunting skills.

Dingo Conservation Australia