New Guinea Singing Dog
Weight: 18 - 22 lbs.
Height: 14" - 15"
Life Span: 10 - 12 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: New Guinea (Ancient Times)
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog
The New Guinea Singing Dog requires vigorous exercise daily, such as long walks or runs in a fenced yard.
No special grooming requirements.
This is a primitive breed that is used to scavenging for food and living alone in the wilderness. Can be trained to be affectionate and gentle with humans if socialized from an early age. This breed is named a "Singing Dog" because of its unique ability to fluctuate the tone of its voice, resulting in a "singing" sound."
Compatibility with Kids
Can be affectionate and gentle if trained from an early age.
The New Guinea Singing Dog in its purest form is now nearly extinct due to in-breeding with other dogs brought to New Guinea beginning in the 1500s. In the 1950s a pair of dogs were captured and sent to a zoo in Sydney, Australia, where they produced several litters. In 1970, a second pair was captured in Indonesia. All of the pure New Guinea Singing Dogs today are descendants of these two couples.
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