New Guinea Singing Dog- Oldest Dog Around-Climbing Dog

The New Guinea Singing Dog is also known as the New Guinea Dingo, Hallstrom Dog, Bush Dingo, Singer and New Guinea Wild Dog.They are known and named for their unique vocalization.These dogs are found in New Guinea and are the most primitive breed of dogs around, more so than the dingo.

Domesticated bred New Guinea Dingoes serve as companion dogs. This is part of  a conservation effort to focus attention on their exceptional intelligence and physical abilities.

 The New Guinea Singing Dog is genetically matched to Australian Dingoes.


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The New Guinea Singing Dog has short legs and is broad-headed. These dingo dogs have an average shoulder height  of 13–16 in and weigh from 17–25 lbs. They do not have dewclaws.Singers can also spread their legs sideways up to 90 degrees-similar to the Norwegian Lundehund.They also are able to rotate their front and hind paws more than domesticated dogs and are able to climb trees that can be reached from the ground.

Their almond shaped eyes are highly reflective and are almond-shaped. Researchers believe there are two reasons for the bright reflective glow- not only do the pupils open wider and allow in more light than in other dog breeds, there is also a higher concentration of cells in the tapetum. These two unusual features allow Singing Dogs to see more clearly in low light- not found in canids.

New Guinea Singing Dogs have erect, pointed, fur-lined ears and can rotate their heads a full 360 degrees.
Most sightings of these dogs in the wild show them in pairs or alone-not in packs.Research has found that mothers play roughly with their cubs and that mothers did not react much to a pup’s yelps of pain, but rather interpreted the yelp as the pup wanting to play some more.
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The New Guinea Singing Dogs have a unique howl.It’s melodious and distinctive.The howl has an increase at the start and very high frequencies at the end.They can be differentiated from the Australian Dingo and are very different from the grey wolf and coyote howl.
One howl lasts an average period of 3 to 5 seconds.Sometimes these dogs will howl together as a group-chorus howling.This is well synchronized and happens in the morning and evening.Sometimes these dogs will mimic other dogs in their type of howl.They are however very different from the domesticated dog, and are closely related to wild dogs.These dogs should not be house dogs.Nonetheless, they can be domesticated if socialized, and do get attached to their handlers.
The New Guinea does not bark repetitively. They yelp,whine and form single-note howls.They need lots of exercise and are very intelligent.
 They feed on small marsupials, rodents, birds and fruit.

Dr.Alan Wilton, a geneticist and lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia mentions that all the Singing Dogs of New Guinea ,as well as the Dingoes from Australia, may have originated from one single pregnant female.

New Singing Dog Conservation Society:

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New Guinea Singing Dog Rescue:


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Greatest Breeds! German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd


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Country of Origin: Germany

This dog breed is also known as the Alsatian and Deutscher Schaferhund.

Group: Herding. UKC/AKC


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History: The German Shepherd breed are descended from herding dogs.This fairly new breed was developed in the early part of the 20th century specifically for herding and police-military use.The German Shepherd has been used  as guide dogs as well as search and rescue and is one of the most popular breeds in the world.

Description: Apart from being so intelligent and loyal, this breed is a large ,muscular dog .With a long, strong neck, the back slopes to the tail.Tail is low and curves up ever so slightly.Hair is longer by the neck and thighs.Carrying a most beautiful coat, the German Shepherd comes in black and tan,black and red, solid black, and sables of varying shades,

White Shepherds have been bred from the beginning, the white Shepherd is not accepted in the show ring by many registries.

Height: 22-26 inches

Weight:60-90 pounds

Temperament: This breed is one of the most dedicated, sensitive and intelligent breeds around.Although protective of family and home,the Shepherd thrives on attention,training and play.Great with children , however may be difficult with smaller dogs.This breed needs training, exercise, mental stimulation and affection.

Activity Level: High

Special Needs: Lots of exercise, plenty of positive training from the puppy stage onwards, healthy diet with plenty of “live greens” and proteins- fish, poultry, meats- brown rice, quinoa.

The German Shepherd suffers from bloat and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Also other common ailments-hip and elbow dysplasia, panostetis, epilepsy.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

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New Zealand Dog Breeds. The Huntaway!


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This breed is fast becoming a favorite of mine.Similar when fully grown to a Beauceron, the Huntaway is a large, strong breed used for sheep herding tasks in New Zealand.

The Huntaway is usually black and tan colored and were bred to use as sheep dogs because of their loud deep bark which was used to herd sheep.

This breed is one of the new breeds dating back to the 19th century and is registered with the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association.

This breed does not have a defined appearance or lineage, and is distinguished only by its ability as a working dog.


These strong, powerful dogs are large with deep chests and can weigh close to 65 pounds.Coats vary from black,black and tan with sometimes white or brindle coloring included.

Their coats are smooth or rough and grizzly and there ears are mostly floppy.Their height is usually 20-24 inches.

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The Huntaways have great intelligence, agility and stamina, so that they can endure working in rough terrain herding sheep.

With an awesome deep and repeating bark, that has a short pause between barks, barking can be sustained for long periods.

They generally live to around 12-14 years of age.

Huntaways are mostly a healthy breed, yet some inheritable diseases have been linked to this breed.

Today they are becoming increasingly popular worldwide with a New Zealand Huntaway Club  that started in Japan. The Huntaway  are now being bred and used in Australia for yard dog trials and work.

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The American Dingo

These dogs have ginger-colored coats that is common in other wild dogs-Australian Dingo and Korea’s native dog ,the Jindo.

Many fossils from dogs of Native America show similar bone structures to the Carolina Dog –  skulls from some even as far back as 2000 years .

Height:17-24 inches

Weight: 30-65 pounds



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In the 1980’s, many Carolina Dogs were moved to captivity so that they could be studied.

Interesting Facts:

Female dogs have three estrus cycles in very quick succession.

They dig dens in which to give birth.

While pregnant and after giving birth, the female will cover up her excrement with sand.

The American Dingo lives on small mammals-mice and shrews and pounces on preys, similar to the fox.

They also interestingly enough dig snout pits, which are hundreds of tiny holes in the dirt .These holes fit their muzzles.It is mostly the female dog that digs these holes.

Living in the Wild:

American Dingoes or the Carolina Dog uses a pack formation to hunt.In the wild they live in sparsely populated areas and hunt snakes and mammals like raccoons.

These dogs were first noticed on the Savannah River Site which was depopulated and secured since 1950.

Dr.Brisbin , a Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab states that the American Dingo is at the base of the canine family tree.However, this apparently was inconclusive and sparked an interest into more extensive DNA testing.

The American Dingo-Carolina Dogs can be registered with the American Rare Breed Association and the United Kennel Club- Spitz and Primitive Group.( the Spitz and Primitive Group includes many primitive breeds such as the Basenji of Africa and the Thai Ridgeback.)




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The Thai Dingo is smaller than the Australian Dingo .Thai Dingoes behave less like wild animals and many are domesticated and live like pets.Nonetheless many still roam around scrounging for food.Food is often left out by the Thai’s since many are Buddhists and believe that they gain merit from doing this.

It is thought that Dingoes evolved between five and six thousand years ago from south Asian wolves, which are quite similar to the Indian Wolf and the Arabian Wolf.

The Thai Dingo is taxonomically identical to the Australian Dingo.However there are differences between both the Thai and Australian Dingo.



The Thai Dingo has shorter hair and also tends to have black and ginger color variations in coat coloring.

Their behavior is also different and they seem to have adapted to living with people as pets.They also live as free-ranging dogs in urban areas .They are viewed by many as unexceptional mongrel dogs, while in Australia they are viewed as wild animals and are distinctly different from domesticated dogs.There are domesticated dingoes in Australia and many have been succesfully interbred with the domesticated dog.Often times in Asia the Thai Dingo is  carefully bred with the Thai Ridgeback.

Varieties of the Canis Lupus Dingo


Siamese Hairless Boran Dog-almost extinct, extremely rare

Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog– short haired primitive breed



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English: Picture about white puli puppies. Magyar: Kép a fehér puli kiskutyákról. Deutsch: Fotos von weiss Puli. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Country of Origin: This fun loving and intelligent breed originated from Hungary.


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Group: Herding, UKC/AKC

History:  One of the oldest breeds, the Puli was believed to have been a descendant of the Tibetan Terrier.This breed has been used as a sheepherding dog for more than a thousand years.They worked alongside the Komondor as sheepdogs.It wasn’t until the 16th century when Hungary was invaded by Western Europeans, who brought their sheepdogs and terriers with them ,that the Puli and the European dogs bred ,leading to the Pumi.The Puli and Pumi were cross bred so often that they looked identical.During the 20th century the original Puli breed was revitalized by a breeder.This playful dog was first introduced to the US in 1920 and continues to be a most popular breed.The AKC notes them as “possessing an excellent sense of humor.”

Description:Powerful, averaged sized dog with a straight muzzle , large black nose and V-shaped drop ears.

The dreadlocked Puli’s most recognizable feature is its mop like coat, which naturally clumps into many woolly cords.Although this affords the Puli protection from harsh climates, it also makes it hard for this breed during the summer months.The Puli’s coat provides waterproofing and does not leave much in the way of shedding.

The Puli’s outer coat can be wavy, curly or left to form cords.The double coat is profuse and thick with a wooly undercoat.Coloring ranges from different shades of black, gray or white.Interestingly enough the Puli’s skin can either be blue or gray.

Height: 15-18 inches

Weight: 30 pounds

Temperament: Active and playful, theses dogs make excellent family dogs.They must be exercised and do well in homes with children.

Activity Level: High

Special Needs: Grooming, protection from the heat .This breed requires plenty of extra care.Cords need to be dried after bathing or grooming to prevent mildew.Cords also need to be kept thin and clean.Their cords can grow to reach the ground but most times are trimmed or just cut shorter.

The Puli Club of America

American Kennel Club-The Puli

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