New Guinea Singing Dogs

New Guinea Singing Dogs

Male New Guinea singing dog puppy born in Autumn of 2010-wikipedia

The New Guinea Singing Dog is a wild dog once found throughout New Guinea. New Guinea singing dogs are named for their unique voicing. Little is known about New Guinea Singing Dogs in their natural environment.
Appearance:In comparison with other species in the genus, the New Guinea singing dog is described relatively short-legged and broad-headed. These dogs are average shoulder height 31-46 centimeters (12-18 in) and weigh 9-14 kg (20-31 lb). No rear dewclaws.
Group: primitive / pariah height: 14-18" / 35.56-45.72 cm
Types: weight: 20-30 lbs /
9.07-13.61 kg;;
Other Names; New Guinea Singing Dogs are also known as the New Guinea dingo, Hallstrom dog, bush dingo, New Guinea wild dog, and singer.
Colors: golden red or black and tan with white markings on the underside of chin, feet and tail tip. some may also have white on face, chest and neck. born chocolate brown and lightens to red or sandy color..
Physical Traits: small to medium, prick eared, curled tail, fox-like, agile, graceful. joints and spine are extremely flexible. carnassial tooth (second lower molar) 10% larger than domestic dogs. powerful climbers. climbs and jumps like a cat. eyes more reflective than domestic dogs and glow a bright green in low light. larynx anatomically different from domestic dogs allowing for complex melodious vocalizations akin to a yodeling wolf howl with whale song colorings. acute sense of hearing, sight and scent. like the Australian Dingo go into heat once a year, usually in late summer or fall, unlike domestic dogs who have two heats a year.
Singing Dogs Pictures
Hair Type: short, straight, medium texture, crisp to the touch with very dense felt-like undercoat in cold season. blow their coats twice a year.
Personality/temperament: active, lively, alert, inquisitive, curious, gentle, affectionate with early socialization, develops attachments with their human pack members and become distressed if separated but do not have emotional dependence of domestic dogs, very strong prey drive, can be aloof
with strangers.
Maintenance/special needs:
Not recommended as housepets as the combination of prey drive, high intelligence and flexible body makes it difficult to keep them from adventuring off. escape artists that are very fast making it almost impossible to recapture them. intense hunting drive makes very difficult to train. not good with other dogs unless socialized early. requires high level of mental stimulation or may become destructive if bored. comb or brush daily. do not have doggy odor, rarely need bathing.
nicknames: Canis Hallstromi, Singers
origination: Island of Papua, New Guinea, possibly since the Stone Age. discovered in 1957 where two were captured and put into a zoo. considered a feral wild sub-species of domestic dog along with Australian Dingo.
New Guinea Singing Dog Puppy
Canis Hallstromi Puppy-New Guinea Singing Dog Puppy 
Fit For:Identifying traits;ideal for :hunting, (for their own interest), in very steep, thickly vegetated terrain
good with kids? not recommended as housepets
Life expectancy: 16-20 years ..
Singing Dogs
New Guinea Singing Dogs
Of interest: when one begins to 'sing' others will sing along with their own unique and different pitch. have been kept as zoo animals. considered a 'living fossil' due to its at least 6,000 year existence in isolation..
Health concerns: World authority and rescue: New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society
(including audio and video footage of this nearly extinct dog)
Colors,Skin and Coats: Pups are born with a dark chocolate brown pelt with gold flecks and reddish tinges, which changes to light brown by the age of six weeks. Adult coloration occurs around four months of age. For adult dogs, the colors brown, black and tan have been reported, all with white points. The sides of the neck and zonal stripes behind the scapula are golden. Black and very dark guard hair is generally lightly allocated over the hair of the spine, concentrating on the back of the ears and the surface of the tail over the white tip. The muzzle is always black on young dogs. Generally, all colors have white markings underneath the chin, on the paws, chest and tail tip. About one third also have white markings on the muzzle, face and neck. By 7 years, the black muzzle begins to turn gray.

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