Wednesday, April 7, 2010
NEW GUINEA SINGING DOGS
Here is a photo that Mom took of one of these dogs at the zoo. There are two of them there, and when Mom saw them on Saturday, they seemed very restless and maybe bored because they were just trotting around and around their little yard where they live. You can tell they do this a lot because they have made paths.
If you have a NGSD, you can register it with the United Kennel Club, and you can even enter it in a dog show. The NGSD is part of the Sighthounds and Pariah Group. You can also register a singer with the American Rare Breed Association, in the Spitz and Primitive Group.
NGSDs are very energetic and alert. If they are socialized properly, they get used to humans and bond with their humans. They are kind of aloof with strangers, but this is true for lots of basenjis, too, so I'd say there is nothing wrong with being that way. Singers have really flexible bodies, so they can squeeze through all kinds of narrow spaces. Also they have a strong prey drive, just like basenjis.