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New Guinea Singing Dog


New Guinea Singing Dog profile

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Lifespan: 15-20 Years

Avg height: 40-45cm

Avg weight: 8-14kg

Coat type: Short, thick, plush coat.

Coat colours: Sable, black and tan. Commonly with white markings.

Originally bred for: Native dog of New Guinea.

Breed traits: Alert, active, intelligent, vocal.


A little about New Guinea Singing Dog


The New Guinea Singing Dog is a native dog of New Guinea who is similar to the Australian Dingo. A rare breed, it earns its name from the ability to alternate the notes of its howl. Whilst not regularly kept as a pet, the New Guinea Singing Dog can be difficult to fully domesticate.




The New Guinea Singing Dog is closely related to wild dogs and is quite hardy and healthy. Occasionally they have been known to have Hypothyroidism.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.