New Guinea Singing Dog

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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The oldest of the Pariah Dogs, this breed is extremely primitive and the subject of much debate. Scientists believe they are not truly domesticated animals. Today, wild populations are thought to be extinct, with limited specimens being kept in zoos or by fanciers. New Guinea Singing Dog's are considered rare and difficult to obtain.
The New Guinea Singing Dog has a fox-like appearance and is noted for their unique vocalization. They are extremely agile and have the ability to climb and jump like a cat. This breed is well-balanced, hardy, graceful, and alert.
The New Guinea Singing Dog breed is lively and curious but does not typically form close attachments to human pack members. They are not recommended as housepets or companions. They are aloof and have an exceedingly high prey drive. They do not do well in homes with children, dogs, or other household pets.
Daily brushing is required. New Guinea Singing Dog's rarely need bathing as they are naturally clean. Due to the rarity of this breed there are no known health issues.
A double coat breed, the New Guinea Singing Dog has an outer coat that is straight, short, and crisp to the touch. The under coat is felt-like in texture and very dense.
The intensity of the New Guinea Singing Dog makes training very difficult. Early socialization is recommended and must be done with respect, fairness, consistency, and with full understanding and knowledge of this primitive breed.
The New Guinea Singing Dog is active and requires an inordinate amount of mental stimulation. They will become destructive if bored. They excel at escape, so yards must be extremely well enclosed both in heighth and depth.
25 lbs
17 inches
Black and tan with white markings, golden red.
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Annual cost of owning a New Guinea Singing Dog puppy

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Anonymous asked:
How do New Guinea Singing Dogs do in cold climates? Example: I live in Colorado at 7650 elevation; summers between 65/80 winter cold.



The New Guinea Singing Dog does not do well in cold climates at all. They are not a cold-weather dog. They are a wild animal and are not considered domesticated or a pet. These dogs need a lot of room to roam, run and exercise. They need a pack and need a place that their singing does not interrupt neighbors. This breed is extremely rare and is considered one of the rarest, if not the rarest breed in the world. Getting one will be very difficult as the fanciers of this breed do not sell puppies lightly and most, if not all will not sell to more northern area's since the breed does not do well in cold weather.


I live with 7 singers and also study this breed. Many singers live in cold climates and thrive, and I'm not aware of any breeders where a northern home would be a deterrent to placement. The singer actually has a double coat, meaning an outer coat of guard hairs and a softer, denser, "wooly" coat to protect it in cold weather. They originate from the Highlands of New Guinea, favoring cloud forest above the treeline where the weather ranges from cool to cold and is often damp. These dogs do fine living indoors with a moderate yard or daily exercise plan (they also do well in apartments if the owner can meet the exercise need). In fact, my experience has been that they prefer to live indoors with their people; kind of a shame to assign them to life in an outdoor kennel full time as you miss out on the unique relationship and behaviors. As to needing a pack, these dogs do best with a non-singer companion or two, or a singer companion of the opposite sex due to same-sex aggression being so high, along with prey drive. Not only can you acquire an NGSD from a breeder, but there are also some that wind up in rescue when something befalls the owner forcing the dog to be rehomed. As a trainer, behavioral consultant and researcher that's worked with many breeds and types of canids, I find singers to be a great companion and fairly "easy keeper". The singer is a ready student and learns quickly, however I would consider them more "cooperative" than I would "biddable". They're not an off leash dog and secure containment is required. NGSDs do fine with children, but they do not do well with cats or other small animals, which they'll likely treat as prey.

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What is a New Guinea Singing Dog dog worth?



It is hard to say that about any dog really since part of it is what would someone pay, or how badly do they want the dog. Even in the same breed, some may be more valuable than others based on their bloodlines, especially ones from a good breeder who have had a history of good health and temperament and clean health testing results.


They are the one of the rarest dogs in the world and probably the most rare. They are wild animals and are not very good house dogs. And since there are only about 90-100 in captivity that would mean they could cost up to 2,000-5,000 dollars. Another thing about them is they live to be 15-20 so you might not want one of these dogs.


Puppy or adoption fees typically range from $400-750, depending on age, lineage, breeding status, etc.

Anonymous asked:
Do New Guinea Singing Dogs actually sing?

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Singers make a wide variety of vocalizations, but the "singing" is just howling. They do that a lot! They can do all the other typical vocalizations heard in any dog breed, including growls, barks, yips and so on.

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How many puppies do New Guinea Singing Dogs have in a litter? How come they are rare?



Singers have medium sized litters for the most part. New Guinea Singing Dogs actually don't make very good pets, since they are a very primitive type dog. They are extremely intelligent and are hard to contain (meaning they are excellent escape artists.) Anyone considering keeping one as a pet really needs to know what they are getting into, have adequate fencing (usually a tall fence with a top as they can climb out of almost anything), and want a dog that is not usually very biddable. By that I mean they have a mind of their own and don't really care if they obey commands. They are interesting dogs for those who appreciate a challenge and have the experience to raise them well.


Singers average litters from 2-6 pups. There are only an estimated 200-300 in captivity throughout the US and Europe, and of that number not all of them are suitable for breeding. Breeders must also consider the close relationship between the various lineages and strive for pairings that permit as much genetic diversity as is possible. Given the already small population combined with sometimes difficulty finding suitable mates, the puppies can be hard to come by. The key is patience and engaging with some breeders or organizations to join their waiting lists, while also considering a rescue that may become available.

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Do New Guinea Singing Dogs sing?



The New Guinea Singing dog howls, it does not actually sing.


New Guinea Singing Dogs do sing compared to barking. It's like a 1 note song and do it for a bunch of reasons. If they all sing together it sounds like a chorus.

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Updated: 6/12/2021