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The breed is named from its distinctive and melodious howl, and their dramatic ability to vary the pitch. They don't bark much, but they are vocal in other ways.
New Guinea Singing Dogs are agile and graceful, active, lively, and alert. They're known to be clever and curious, but they also have a strong hunting drive. The website dogbreedinfo.com states that while these dogs are gentle and affectionate with people they know, they tend to be aloof with strangers. They're hardy with a life expectancy of 15-20 years, but require large amounts of exercise.
New Guinea Singing Dog International has a great guide to the breed. These dogs are still close to the wild and not common as pets, but can be great for the right family. The guide emphasizes that these dogs have a strong hunting drive, they're excellent escape artists, they're not interested in entertaining humans through doing tricks, and they are extremely intelligent.
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