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The more I research these amazing dogs,
the more interested in Canine History I become.
Which is where it all gets really interesting ;)

Now the Island of New Guinea is about as far-flung
as it gets...off of Australia and pretty much in the
middle of nowhere...but it would seem that the dog
is a mix of two very promenent predecessors...
Most likely the Australian Dingo and the Dhole.
After that it kind of took off as it's own breed
and developed quite nicely over the eons :)

But as far as I can tell, nobody has delved that
far back into the history of the three breeds,
and only scant mention of minor simularities
is ever mentioned...but it's kinda obvious when you
look at all three side by side.

One would think that a DNA sequencing would
ring some bells, somewhere...but so far only
the Dingo seems to be sequenced!
Or at least, that's all I've found out so far!

Anyway, hoping to unravel this a bit,
with any luck some other crazed Singing Dog/Dhole
interested parties will chime in with their info ;)
And hopefully a DNA sequence ;)
 

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Interesting observation: I watched/listened to the singing. Two dogs (Schnauzer and GSP) asleep in the room never stirred. If I play a predator call, including a coyote howl, both will snap to full attention.
 
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They sound similar to a Basenji's howl.
The big differences are that Basenjis are originally from Africa and they don't bark. At all. Period.
Oh...and they're arrogant, stubborn, and only do what you ask if they've learned there's something in it for them. Mom showed one for several years.
 

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My Dad's last female Labrador learned to sing/yodel. I would ready her food, then ask her, "Sing for your supper! Sing!"
And she would. She could bark fine, and growl. Her singing was entirely different. No idea where she picked it up.
 

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I had never heard of a Dhole before this post, and now a major mystery has been solved for me.

I have joked for years that it looks like every dog in Vietnam had the same dad. It didn't what the dog was shaped like, they all had the same face and ears.

When I looked up Dhole, that was the face of Vietnam's canines.
 
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