Dog Town, USA - Netflix
"Dog Town, USA" is the country's preeminent facility for abandoned and homeless dogs from all over the world, located in Utah on 33,000 acres of pristine land. The highly skilled staff members includes internationally renowned experts and trusted medical professionals who all work to provide sanctuary, rehabilitation and personal care for each dog in preparation for their move to a ``forever'' home. Each stage of the detailed process is documented as the dogs hopefully end up being placed in loving home with new owners.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Dog Town, USA - New Guinea singing dog - Netflix
The New Guinea singing dog or New Guinea Highland dog (Canis lupus dingo or Canis familiaris) is a type of rare dog native to the New Guinea Highlands of the island of New Guinea. Its taxonomic status is debated. The dog is noted for its unique vocalization. Some experts have referred to it as a wild dog, but others disagree. Little is known about New Guinea singing dogs in the wild and there are only two photographs of wild sightings: one taken in 1989 and published by Australian mammalogist Tim Flannery, and the other taken in August 2012 by wilderness adventure guide, Tom Hewett in the Star Mountains region of West Papua. In 2016, the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Foundation announced to the media that it and the University of Papua had located and photographed a group of fifteen “highland wild dogs”.
Dog Town, USA - Description - Netflix
The New Guinea singing dog is similar to the dingo in morphology apart from the dingo's greater height at the withers. Compared with other species in its genus, the New Guinea singing dog is described as relatively short-legged and broad-headed. These dogs have an average shoulder height of 31–46 centimetres (12–18 in) and weigh 9–14 kilograms (20–31 lb). They do not have rear dewclaws. The limbs and spine of the New Guinea singing dog are very flexible and they can spread their legs sideways to 90°, comparable to the Norwegian Lundehund. They can also rotate their front and hind paws more than domestic dogs, which enables them to climb trees with thick bark or branches that can be reached from the ground; however their climbing skills do not reach the same level as those of the gray fox. The eyes, which are highly reflective, are almond-shaped and are angled upwards from the inner to outer corners with dark eye rims. Eye color ranges from dark amber to dark-brown. Their eyes exhibit a bright green glow when lights are shone on them in low light conditions. There are two features which researchers believe allow singing dogs to see more clearly in low light. One feature is that of their pupils, which open wider and allow in more light than in other dog varieties. The other is that they possess a higher concentration of cells in the tapetum. New Guinea singing dogs have erect, pointed, fur-lined ears. As with other wild dogs, the ears 'perk', or lay forward, which is suspected to be an important survival feature for the species. The ears can be rotated like a directional receiver to pick up faint sounds. Their tails are bushy, long enough to reach the hock, free of kinks, and have a white tip. Pups are born with a dark chocolate brown pelt with gold flecks and reddish tinges, which changes to light brown by the age of six weeks. Adult coloration occurs around four months of age. For adult dogs, the colors brown, black, and tan have been reported, all with white points. The sides of the neck and zonal stripes behind the scapula are golden. Black and very dark guard hair is generally lightly allocated over the hair of the spine, concentrating on the back of the ears and the surface of the tail over the white tip. The muzzle is always black on young dogs. Generally, all colors have white markings underneath the chin, on the paws, chest and tail tip. About one third also have white markings on the muzzle, face and neck. By 7 years of age, the black muzzle begins to turn gray.
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