Dingo is a large, orange-brown, muscular dingo with green eyes and yellow hair (although it is green in the comic), and wears green shorts, purple glasses, brown gloves, a brown belt with a silver buckle, and a gold earring. He speaks with a stereotypical Australian accent. His left leg also appears to be mechanical, possibly due to being partially roboticized. He does not have a bounty hunter emblem like Sleet does.
Dingo was originally an independent contractor with Sleet, but later he was hired by Doctor Robotnik, along with Sleet, to hunt down the royal family, namely Sonic, Manic, and Sonia. Dingo quickly developed a crush on Sonia, which she often uses to her advantage. Despite their efforts, Dingo constantly fails at his missions with Sleet and only rarely succeeds. He does, however, appear to get away from being roboticized no matter how angry Robotnik becomes. Also, in part 3 of the Chaos Emerald Crisis trilogy, "New Echidna in Town", Dingo transforms into a chaos monster.
In the Sonic Underground LCD game, Dingo appears as a boss along with Sleet and Doctor Robotnik. Dingo attacks by throwing the player and can morph into anything. He is last seen guarding Robotnik's base and is fought alongside Sleet.
Dingo is very gullible and incompetent, doing whatever Sleet tells him to do, and frequently does not understand an insult or parts of a sentence. Despite (or even due to) his incompetence, however, Dingo can be quite dangerous. However, while, Dingo's outward demeanor denotes a tough person, deep inside he is quite soft.
Sometimes during his transformations, Dingo can be heard to say, "Oh, not again!", implying that he does not enjoy shape-shifting. He also appears to get scared very easily.
Powers and abilities
Dingo's only real usefulness is in his odd ability to shapeshift into another object. When Sleet presses the button on his remote, Dingo can turn into any solid object or life form. Such things he has disguised himself as include a chili dog stand, a fly, a baby, a Venus flytrap, an old man, other people, a basket and a woman. Dingo has also been turned into weaponry and vehicles on occasion, like motorcycles and carpets to capture people. Despite this, he consistently retains his orange and yellow colors and voice patterns. It is shown that he has no control over what he turns into. Dingo can also harness Chaos energy, most notably to (accidentally and unwillingly) turn into Chaos Dingo.
He has also displayed a degree of above average strength, even being able to bend iron bars with effort. He has also been shown to be an adequate pilot and marksman, capable of piloting his and Sleet's trademark vehicles. Dingo is also very durable, able to survive constant physical abuse.
On some occasions, Dingo has wielded several weapons such as laser pistols.
- He cannot pronounce the word independent.
- It is never stated why Dingo's leg is apparently mechanical; if he was partially roboticized, the assumption being it was roboticized prior to meeting Dr. Robotnik. Of course, it is possible that the leg is cybernetic, or that its metallic appearance is in fact due to some kind of armor piece.
- There are some episodes like "Sonic Tonic" that shows that his left leg is indeed organic; when his feet grew as a side effect of the titular tonic, his metal foot got torn apart, just like the shoe on his right foot.