Dogs of the World – The New Guinea Singing Dog

This is such a cool-looking and cool-sounding dog. I first heard about the New Guinea Singing Dog when I was doing an art collage on dogs from around the world (you know, like the Scottish Terrier, the Afghan Hound, the Japanese Chin).

The New Guinea Singing Dog looks a lot like the Dingo. He has relatively the same build and a distinctive red coat. The few differences are that he generally has more white on his feet, face, and chest. And sometimes he has a little bit of black, or darkening, on his cheeks and/or muzzle.

This is a very old dog breed. In its native land, he might live as a wild scavenger dog or as a pet. Many are kept in zoos. You might see some in zoos here in the US.

So why is he called a singing dog? Well, he has a very distinctive sing-song howl. Here is a video of one singing.

My two sources for information on this dog breed is “The New Encyclopedia of the Dog” by Bruce Fogle and Wikipedia.

The New Encyclopedia of the Dog

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2 Responses to “Dogs of the World – The New Guinea Singing Dog”

  1. Camilleta Says:

    Very interesting breed!! Looks a lot like my dog, a Carolina Dog. I’m wondering if it considered a domestic breed, or a wild dog like the Dingo.

    • ILoveDogs Says:

      “The New Encyclopedia of the Dog” says it “looks” identical to the Dingo. The “Encyclopedia” goes on to say that the Carolina Dog has lived in wild America for centuries. A dog similar to the Carolina Dog in bone structure was found in a 1000 year old Native American burial site!

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