The singing link:

In follow-up to my recent link to a neat article about modern wolves not actually being the being from whence dogs came, here’s a story about n elusive critter I never knew existed, who may in fact be the “missing link” – the New Guinea Singing Dog:

The Highland Wild Dog [also called the New Guinea Singing Dog, or NGSD] of the Island of Papua is considered by many to be the rarest dog on the planet. NGSDs exhibit many unique behaviors found nowhere else in any other breeds of dogs. NGSDs are considered [to be the] link between the first dog – wolf – and today’s domestic breeds.

You can read the whole thing here.

A captive new guinea singing dog letting out one of the ‘songs’ they’re known for. Credit: R G Daniel (


Edited to add: here’s the voice –


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