New Guinea Singing Dog Gazehound of New Guinea
|Breed Origins: ||New Guinea - Dates back to antiquity |
|Breed usage: ||Wild Dog - almost extinct - rarely used as a pet |
|Dog Weight: ||18 - 30 Pounds |
|Dog Height: ||14 to 19 inches to the shoulder |
|Cost of Puppies: ||Can be viewed in many Zoos |
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Information, Facts & Origins of the New Guinea Singing Dog Breed
The New Guinea Singing Dog is a wild sight hound that comes from the island of New Guinea. It's origins can be dated back to antiquity. This dog is very much a wild dog and although it has been successfully raised as a pet this is a relatively rare occurrence. Its name is due to the varied, almost melodic pitch of its howl.
The New Guinea Singing Dog - A Sighthound
The New Guinea Singing Dog belongs to the collection of dogs referred to as Sighthounds or Gazehounds, which specialise in hunting its quarry by sight rather than scent. All of the Sighthound breeds originated in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia. Sighthounds have distinctive characteristics, features and traits which are perfect for their purpose. Sighthounds have extremely good vision. They also have a long jaw and lengthy neck which assists them in sighting their quarry.
Their lean muscular body, deep chest and long powerful legs essential assets when following any fast and agile prey. Sighthounds also have distinctive feet with elongated middle toes that make the foot appear longer and helps with their firm footing. Their long stride, powerful chest and lungs and agile bodies make it possible for sight hounds to chase and kill their quarry.
Description of the New Guinea Singing Dog and Puppies - Coat and Colours information
The New Guinea Singing's coat comes in red, sable and black and tan with some white markings. A facial mask may be visible for a short time in young pups. The outer coat is normally short and dense and the undercoat is dense and soft.
Description of the New Guinea Singing Dog and Puppies - Comparative Sizing Pictures & info
The pictures above allow for a useful sizing perspective between an average man (Five feet ten inches) or an average sized woman (Five feet six inches) in comparison to the average sized New Guinea Singing dog which we have detailed above. These pictures are extremely important as they provide an immediate and accurate visual representation of the height of an average New Guinea Singing compared to the height of a male or female - essential information but unique to this site.
Use the pictures to help to estimate the size of the New Guinea Singing dog to each the various growing stages of children. Use the pictures to provide a guideline to the adult size of New Guinea Singing Puppies. The pictures will also prove to be invaluable when comparing the sizes and heights of other dog breeds. The dimensions will vary according to the sex of the dog or puppy. Girl dogs, or bitches, are on average, 2 inches smaller than boy dogs.
New Guinea Singing Dog Breed
Examples of other Unrecognised Breeds
The New Guinea Singing Dog is one of the Worlds most rare dogs. Other Rare Breeds that have been featured on this site include the following:
Other Unrecognised & Rare Breeds that have been featured on this site include the following: Tibetan Mastiffs, Dogue de Bordeaux, Hovawarts, Patterdale Terriers, Alaskan Klee Kai, Bandogs, Boerboels, Chinese Foo Dog, Catahoula Leopards, New Guinea Singing Dog, Shikokus, Tosa Inus, Rat Terriers and Thai Ridgebacks. Details and information about all of the above Unrecognised breeds may be found via the following links:
New Guinea Singing Dog Breed