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New Guinea Singing Dog

New Guinea Singing Dog

The New Guinea Singing Dog is the rarest breed in the world. These dogs have very ancient origins and share a strong resemblance to the Australian dingo.

About this Breed

The New Guinea Singing Dog is regarded as the rarest breed in the world. These guys were discovered by explorers in New Guinea during the 1800’s. Part of the reason they are so rare is that dogs brought by explorers bred with the Singing Dog, diluting the purebred numbers. These dogs are close relatives of some of the first dogs domesticated from Asian wolves almost 15,000 years ago. These guys get their “singing” title from their impressive ability to change the pitch of their howl. They are quite vocal and love to demonstrate this skill. Singing Dogs have a very strong prey drive and are excellent hunters. They have an cat-like, flexible spine that allows them to climb trees to catch birds and rodents. These dogs require a lot of exercise and training may be difficult, so they are not recommended for novice owners. But with firm and patient hand, these dingo-like canines can be loyal pets.

Height

Male: 14-18in

Female: 13-17in

Weight

Male: 19-30lb

Female: 17-28lb

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 5
  4. Archer
  5. Cameron
  6. Comet
  7. Franz1
  8. Hangtown's Karu
  9. Huli
  10. Hunter

For Females

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. Asha
  4. Babyface
  5. Belle
  6. Clara
  7. Demeter
  8. Deyja
  9. Evie
  10. Hangtown's Gracie

Common Locations

  1. Ohio, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Virginia, United States

New Guinea Singing Dogs on Embark

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    Hunter

    Hunter

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  • Clara

    Clara

    Purebred

    Yavy

    Yavy

    Purebred

    Deyja

    Deyja

    Purebred

    Motu

    Motu

    Purebred

  • Kisa

    Kisa

    Purebred

    Nora

    Nora

    Purebred

    Asha

    Asha

    Purebred

    luxx

    luxx

    Purebred

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