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The Rarest Dog in the World, The New Guinea Singing Wild Dog.
The New Guinea singing dog is probably the rarest dog in the world. (also known as the New Guinea dingo, Hallstrom dog, bush dingo, New Guinea wild dog, and singer) A wild dog once found everywhere in New Guinea. New Guinea singing dogs are so called for their unique vocals. Very little is known about the rarest dog in the world in its wild state. There are only two confirmed original photographs of the wild singing dogs. Current genetic research indicates that the ancestors of New Guinea dingoes were probably taken overland through present day China to New Guinea by travelers during pre-Neolithic times.
Captive-bred New Guinea dingoes are used as pet companion dogs. Conservation efforts focus on their intelligence and physical abilities.
Compared to other species in its genus, the New Guinea singing dog is described as short-legged and broadheaded. These dogs have a shoulder height of 31–46 centimetres nd weigh 9–14 kilograms . They are lacking rear dewclaws.
The limbs and spine of the rarest dog in the world are very flexible, and they can spread their legs sideways to 90°, which is comparable to the Norwegian Lundehund. They can also rotate their front and hind paws more than domestic dogs, which means they can climb trees with thick bark or branches that can be reached from ground level.
The eyes,are extremely reflective, almond-shaped and are angled upwards from the inner to outer corners with dark rims. Eye colour ranges from dark amber to dark-brown. Their eyes exhibit a bright green glow when lights are pointed at them in dim conditions. Researchers believe there are two reasons for the bright reflective glow; not only do the pupils open wider and allow in more light than in other dog varieties, there is also a higher concentration of cells in the tapetum. These two features allow singing dogs to see more clearly in low light, a trait which is unusual in canids.
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