The New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society (NGSDCS) was founded in 1996 by Janice Koler-Matznick to insure the continued viability & health of captive and wild New Guinea Singing Dogs (NGSD) through research and education. The NGSDCS funds field research and scientific study of NGSDs in their natural habitat on the island of New Guinea.

The NGSDCS supports only the breeding of International Species Identification System (ISIS) listed New Guinea Singing Dogs. NGSDCS registered NGSDs with known pedigrees, and other NGSDs proven genetically pure through the test offered by Embark (provides state of the art DNA testing of dogs and is affiliated with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.)

NGSDs in North America descended from the original singers at the Taronga Zoo in Australia. Two original pairs along with a couple of unrelated singers added at a later date are the founding NGSDs for the entire U.S. captive population. Therefore, it is vital to breed prudently to avoid health problems due to inbreeding. (Read more about this on the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society breeding plan page.)

 

OUR  MISSION

The New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society is a Section 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization formed for the following purposes:

  • To promote health and genetic diversity among captive purebred New Guinea Singing Dogs
  • To advance the conservation of wild New Guinea Singing Dogs and their habitat, in cooperation with the New Guinea people
  • To encourage scientific study and public education about these primitive dogs 
 

NGSDCS Board of Directors

President

Janice Koler-Matznick, M.S., ACAAB

Vice President

Alice Moon-Fanelli, PhD, CAAB

Secretary

Thom Leettola


Treasurer

Sandra Kim Darin

Science & Research,
Interim MEDIA

Susan Hendler, M.S.E.S.


Rescue

Deneen Ansley

In support of our mission, the following professionals serve as scientific advisors:

Janice Koler-Matznick, MS, ACAAB*, Founder of the NGSDCS

Alice Moon-Fanelli, PhD, CAAB*

Ben Sacks, PhD (University of California, Davis)

Kylie Cairns, PhD (University of  New South Wales, Australia)

Mariano Zamorano, Zoonimal (Germany)

Susan Hendler, M.S.E.S.

            * CAAB:  Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.               *ACAAB:  Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (PhD required)              

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