Most Wild Dogs in Australia Are Pure Dingoes. A study led by UNSW shows that all wild dogs are genetically more than half dingo. The study used more than 5000 wild DNA samples of canines from across the country. 99% of the samples tested 100% dingo or dingo dominant. Pure dingoes made 64% of the wild canines tested. While an additional 20% was at least 75% dingo. The findings challenge the view that pure dingoes are virtually extinct in the wild - and call to question the widespread use of the term 'wild dog'.