African Wild Dogs For Sale

African wild dogs are built for endurance hunting. They may be slower than the prey they are chasing over short distances but they have superior endurance over long distances. They can travel up to 10 miles each day looking for food. You will find them in hunting packs that will help the dog to have an advantage when larger animals. African wild dogs are carnivorous, they only eat meat. African wild dogs weigh from 45-55 lbs.

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African Wild dogs

Housing African wild dogs

The best cage design for African wild dog is one that is circular. A cage with corners will give a spot for one dog to aggressively corner another dog. They will try to climb and jump in corners. The dog is a climber and can climb a chain-linked fence. You will need to have an enclosed top or an overhanging climb barrier that is a chain-linked section that is about 3 feet wide and is set at an inward and upward angle of 40 degree. They will try to dig out so you will need to lay wire horizontally about 1 foot underground and 3 feet out to prevent them from escaping.

When housing an African wild dog in colder climates you will need to have supplemental heat source when the temperatures go below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The can be accomplished by installing a space heater, heat pads, or heat lamps. Make sure the heat source is secure and the dog cannot knock it over or lay too close to it and get burnt. You can use a heated water bowl to provide clean drinking water at all times. Warm climate species of canids will whelp, give birth, during the winter. If you are expecting pups, you need to keep the shelter area at 50 degree Fahrenheit or above for the pups.

Housing outdoors in the summer. African wild dogs do well in the summer heat if shade is provided for each dog. You can also provide a shallow pond or pool for them to cool down in when needed. Make sure the water level is safe for small pups if any are present. They will also need to have access to clean cool drinking water at all times.

Wild Dogs in Captivity

African wild dogs in captivity can be fed a raw meat diet with knuckle bones and oxtail bones given twice a week. Whole or partial carcasses can be feed periodically. Clean water needs to be provided at all times for drinking.


  • Caleb Fellner on November 22
    No man on gods green earth should tell another man what to do with his own money.
  • P on October 28
    if we didnt do breeding in captivity there would be none since they are very endangerd in africa and the ones that are born in captivity would die out in the wild so please get your reaserch done first but the one thing you are right about is they arnt house pets thank you
  • Serenity on October 19
    how much
  • Stephen on July 28
    Please tell me this is a joke! These creatures are ENDANGERED! We have no business stressing the population more by cooping them up in private enclosures. You do not need an African wild dog. This sort of nonsense is what is driving them to extinction!
  • Breñt Bradasch on April 25
    I have the the perfect home for wild dogs. I would so like to raise two of them. .
  • mark on January 3
    I had an african wolf as a pup. Got her from the s.p.c.a. was told it was a shepherd collie mix. Best animal i ever had very easy to train and very smart. I just found out that she was an african wolf i want to get another I am moving to the mountains were i have plenty of room
  • Natasha Venter on December 10
    All these experts on Africa and it’s animals, have any of you actually been to “Africa” (which is a continent by the way with many, very diverse countries!)? The biggest risk to African Wildlife is moronic American Big-game hunters and idiotic people thinking they are protecting the species by privately owning them. Support a reputable wildlife organization like WWF if you want to make a difference.
  • Memo on August 16
    I would love four pups two female two male to start a breading program at my ranch in Texas
  • bronny james on April 20
    I'm going to buy an African wild dog
  • Garret Lee on April 19
    The people that are saying they don't belong in households i agree but, at the same time there are only 5000 left and poachers and farmers don care they need to protect their livestock. So the best thing for us to do is to keep them alive here in America but the thing is if you are going to own one (you need more then 1 tbh) you need to have a lot of space (about 1 or 2 acres) and plenty of food
  • Theresa on March 27
    I would breed them just to ensure they aren't killed out. Owners/caregivers for them are better then a death sentence... I wish people were better but they aren't. We have to protect our world, the animals, and plantlife... humans are destroying it.
  • JC on March 19
    Maggie you have no control of what other people are going to do.. Genuinely educating them on the reasons that truly justify how your info is in the best interest of the painted-dog along with other endangered species would then get your point across better but by just saying they’re terrible/horrible ppl for wanting them cause they’re endangered isn’t going to get people’s attention! The argument that they may go extinct and breeding some in captivity(and I’m not talking about breeding them in tiger farm style concentration camps) saving as many as possible from extinction seems to not sound like a bad idea..
  • Dog King on February 17
    These are great pets don't let people fool you. I have several and they are no different than owning a Pitbull or Rottweiler. You have to train them and work with them. I have a ton of land and they're great at keeping snakes, coyotes and other unwanted critters in check.
  • MileB on February 7
    In Oregon the state law forbids owning any exotic pets unless you owed them prior to the law went into affect.
  • anonymous on January 10
    DON'T get them!!! they are WILD and deserve to be living free in Africa. not caged up and sold to people who just want a 'cool pet' these beautiful creatures can kill full grown hunt antelope, but will also take wildebeest, warthogs, rodents, and birds. Packs prefer to hunt antelope, but will also take wildebeest, warthogs, rodents, and birds. a LONE African dog can KILL a fully grown human.
  • Bolar Bel on January 4
    I would love to have a pack of pure bred African Wild dogs. Not to exploit them but to guarantee they will always exist !!! I do have a large ranch and would treat them like kings . Unfortunately I live in western Montana and it gets to cold here . What’s disturbing is all the animals in Africa are in danger with all the crazy unrest and poverty and violence and wars .
  • Max on December 30
    I think the real question is why is it so hard to acquire an African painted dog compared to an even more endangered species like the tiger? There's between 3,000 and 6,000 dogs left in the wild but only 3,900 tigers. Why is it that pet tigers are so commonplace while African painted dogs are so protected? I think it's solely because tigers are a more beloved animal in the public eye (unfair!) And what's wrong with getting them to mate? It'd only help the species to have more of them around. @ Maggie, how is having them any more against nature than domesticated wolves (also known as dogs)? Or HORSES??
  • roy_463 on December 5
    african wild dogs are endangered so people should definetly not get african wild dogs as pets
  • Jeff Leibowitz on November 24
    Looking for African Wild Dog
  • Totally Carol Baskin on November 19
    This is terrible! I think this is the worst thing ever it's like human trafficing because most of these beautiful creatures are being forced to breed and mate! To all the people who are trying to adopt unless it is attempting to save them and not forcing them to breed you are all terrible people! These people are literally taking these creatures out of the wild and selling them!
  • Anonymous on November 19
    These little buddles of joys are so cute OMG!!!
  • kyle white on November 9
    how do i get one they are one of my favorite dogs on the planet and how much i will take really good care of one and the dog would have entire property the size of a really big farm for a home but their are no other animals there
  • Jose on November 7
    Aww look at their ears they are adorable
  • Jamie Hyatt on October 12
    I've always wanted a African Wild Dog. I think they are the most Beautiful Dogs every.
  • Ludwig Geyer on September 27
    I Love African wild dogs
  • Justin Coleman on September 17
    How much?
  • Shawn Cox on September 7
    Looking to cross African Wild Dog with Australian Dingo!
  • Maggie on September 5
    This web site is a shame! These animals belongs to Africa. It's against nature to make them house pets.
  • Lulu on August 5
    Omg they are adorbs, how do i adopt one