Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by Fullmoon00 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:25 am

I now that breed,its very very rare.I have been heard on the televisio when it sings,and it sounds awesome :mrgreen:

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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by FlamingSirius » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:06 am

I really like New Guinea Singing dogs.
It's sad they are becoming extinct. :cry:
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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by Noella » Sun May 10, 2015 2:21 pm

You can see those here in Arizona^^
They really do sing when they howl XD I was very surprised at how friendly they are too. I think, and I could be wrong, that if you had a license for them you could own one.
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Post by Sobakka » Sat May 16, 2015 4:36 pm

I've heard these, never actually seen one besides with google images. Depressing how humans can just push animals to near extinction and only a handful care while the majority turn a blind eye or even hunt them. Very sad indeed.

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Post by SilkenGalaxy » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:26 pm

Ooh, I've heard about these on Animal Planet! Quite interesting actually....

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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by -FireBreaker- » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:12 pm

I've heard of these from Animal planet and from youtube. They are quite interesting.
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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by TheSeaWolf » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi everyone! Not sure if this thread is considered dead, and if so, please forgive me! But I have a lot of information regarding New Guinea Singing Dogs!

I volunteer at a small zoo that has two NGSD, a male named Motu and a female named Kina, and I've known them their entire lives. Thanks to them, I'm completely in love with this species and very invested in their conservation. The NGSD Conservation Society is still active and working on a new website, so if anyone here likes NGSD, make sure to donate and/or spread the word about these dogs.

I've been in contact with the Conservation Society, and they updated me on some NGSD population info! There are at least 200 captive NGSD in the United States, and while they have high inbreeding (with most descending from the single founding pair), they are very robust and healthy. Their population is growing, and they know for sure that there are many NGSD left in the wild that are being studied. While NGSD are still some of the rarest and most endangered canids, the Society is working hard to make sure they have a future. (:

And while I 100% agree that people need to be very well-researched on the specific needs of every pet, I would definitely advise against lamenting that some people want to own these dogs. Part of why the captive population dwindled so much is that zoos didn't breed them very often, due to uncertainty over their taxonomy. For a while they were believed to be feral domestic dogs, so zoos didn't want to breed them. If it weren't for private owners back then - and the NGSDCS registered breeders and private owners today - this species would really have no hope of recovery. So yes, these are challenging animals to own and everyone should do their research, but the fact that some people want to own them is not inherently bad.
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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by Zawki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:38 am

I admittedly don't know much, but I have known about New Guinea singing dogs for quite a while now, and I am certainly interested in learning more about them.
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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by alebrije » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:45 am

I had no idea this breed had existed, and I hope that it's not too late for them! I hope there is action done to keep these beautiful creatures with us.

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Re: Canine Virtuoso: The New Guinea Singing Dog

Post by elkhunter123456 » Fri May 31, 2019 5:12 am

I never heard of them before reading this. Thanks for posting this!
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