COUNTRY: New Guinea
WEIGHT: 20 pounds
HEIGHT: 14-15 inches
COAT: Medium-short, dense
GROUP: Southern

That new Guinea Singing Dog (Canis lupus hallstromi) is called also resounding Rome dog, Urwalddingo, Singing dog, Chien de resounding Rome or new Guinea dog.

With this dogs it concerns around one probably used the Dingo, perhaps its forerunner or ancestor gentleman. As he to new Guinea came is unknown. This dog seems to fleischfarbenen impacts in the colors ointment, red, white and black as well as. It weighs 8 to ten kilograms and is approximately five centimeters smaller than its Australian name cousin. Its habitat are the rain forests of new Guinea where it at a value of 1000 to 3000 meters anzufinden is. Also on the surrounding islands he is to be found. Between the island populations there are small differences: of the islands of Papua New Guinea have for example a shorter tail.

This Dingos has a completely particularly mobile spinal column, which makes her outstanding mountain climbers. They live separately or in small communities of 2-3 animals.

He was discovered into the 1950er years of the businessman and director of zoo Edward resounding Rome (1886-1970). 1957 came the first two copies into the zoo of Sydney, 1976 succeeded it to a German Expidition to catch five animals. Since they were always increased in captivity and resold to other zoos. Also there were attempts to hold it like house dogs which were regarded however as failed. The continuing Singsang of the dogs was intolerable, furthermore it was possible only under very large expenditure to prevent her from the escape and its hunt impulse was considered as hardly to restrain.

Since 2006 it stands on the list of the game animal species threatened by becoming extinct.

The Dingos lives at the edge of the villages. Like many Paria and/or Schensihunde they are under normal conditions not fed, but must look for each other its food. They will become no houses assigned and no owners or names, however as Rattenfänger and waste-worth accepted. If they follow the inhabitants after the hunt, they get a portion of the booty. If the hunters do not find the way back, they bind the Dingos to a rope and can home be led. The dogs live wildly, are however extremely zutraulich, why they are not acted with the evolution as possible „intermediate stage “between that to domestizierenden wolf and our house dog.

The probably most remarkable characteristic of these dogs are their sounds. This Dingo does not bark, has however for it expressed singing-technical potential to offer. They are closely related to the Telomian and belong thereby to the ursprünglichsten dog races of the world.