View Full Version : Just a fun one - Dog Noises

09-20-2008, 07:07 PM
What noise does your dog make? We have so many different doggies here, I thought this would be an interesting one.

Our Saint Bernards had a definite "Boof!" in basso-profundo range. If they had their chin resting on the porch, it was more of a "moof"

Gracie - when she barked, it was more of an "Oof! oof!" but she tended to not bark, but had a large vocabulary of noises she made instead, that defy any attempt at spelling ....

I've known beagles who hoooooooooooowl, huskies who Aroooooo!, small dogs who Yip! Yip! Yip! or Kai-ai-ai!

What do your dogs do?

09-20-2008, 07:12 PM
Mickey, being a Border Collie mix w/a little retriever in her, has a huge bark for a 50 lb dog. But when she sleeps is when her true voice comes out....a little snoring, a little grunting and a little whining when she'd dreaming about that squirrel in the front yard she can never catch w/her paws moving in the air.

09-20-2008, 07:52 PM
My next-door neighbors have a Yorkie puppy, Zoe. Her sound since they brought her home has been "Yep! Yep! Yep!" Today I noticed that she's added "Arf!" to her vocabulary. I thought I heard a "Ruff" or two as well. She has such a cute little bark!

09-20-2008, 09:16 PM
My chi Chica hardly ever makes any noise. She may bark if someone rings or knocks on the door. My chi Coco barks at all noises. I have been shushing her all the time when she just barks at anything, and when I shush her, then she makes a low moan. She also moans at Chica to play with her and wags her tail at the same time. She keeps it up until Chica runs towards Coco for a chasing game.

09-20-2008, 10:40 PM
Cassie, being the typical dalmatian, talks in almost a sing song howl/bark/whine...hard to describe in words....Boomer's noise goes from the almost deafening puppy shrill yap to his trying to be brave but not so much. bark of little woofs where his mouth barely opens....

09-21-2008, 11:06 AM
angel alex the wonder dog wasn't all that much of a barker, which when we lived in the apartment was a blessing:D. he would start his...get up human i need to go out now conversations with a soft snort, almost like a humans sniff, progressively louder leading into the sharp short one BARK!!!!. i cannot recall angel dukes' bark:(, he also wasn't much of a barker, his conversation with humans were wags and the golden nose nudges under the elbows most often. princess peanut will on occasion, and always at her choice do howls, most frequently when we come home, squealing on the cats & she is the house security dog, letting us know when the evil scotty from the around the block and her human is on the street. she also will do do drive by barking when she's in the backseat of the mobile crate.
nice topic karen, you made me think and smile, thanks
*as i was fixing the cats dinner i recalled dukes one and only bark....magic as a 8 week old kitten thought dukes raw food diet fish smelled very good and he jumped onto dukes food stand, as duke was trying to eat to get the fish. duke gave the only [COLOR="Red"]BARK[/COLOR ]i can recall, magic was so suprised that he fell off the stand, away from the bowl and never did any cat try that again *

09-21-2008, 11:34 AM
My sisters Lab has such a deep bark and it echoes. Definitely sounds like a "Coon" dog bark. Sounds like "woof," too me! Her Shepherd is very sweet and mostly whines (I LOVE that whine! lol). Her bark is very menicing but she is such a sweet thing!

The dog I used to have sounded like "Are-are-are," but when she got really going it was deep and sounded more like "Bar, bar, bar, barK"

09-21-2008, 11:35 AM
LOL this will be interesting trying to but all my dogs' weird sounds into readable words! :D

Eli will whine/oooooowwwuuuuu when he stretches. He rraaarrrrfffs at Bunny when he wants her to play with him. He also Ppppffffts when he hears something outside. If he sees it, then he'll howl and all his little back hairs stand up. Its kind of a flat howl, not really low, but not high pitched either.

Zeke has the ACD bark I guess, much more than the Rott in him. Its a higher pitched Arrrr Arrr Arrr. It usually comes in multiples when he sees something outside (squirrel, raccoon or another dog walking). He's learned to semi-yodel from Bunny (Ms Chattypants). When J gets home, he meets her at the door and gives one -kind of whimpy for his size- Ooooowwwwuuu.

Bunny makes every noise under the sun. She Ooooo's, Arrrooooo's, WaaaWaaaWaaoooo's, and NomNomNom's (with her mouth moving like she's chewing LOL). She does a lot of Ooo's, and New people at our house ask, Why is she growling at me.. LOL.. definitely not growling, just talking. I've always wondered if there's some Basenji in her because she just makes soo much noise. She also has a deep bark when she's chasing birds in the backyard or trying to be territorial.

09-21-2008, 11:39 AM
My Pom does the "yap-arf" mostly, but when she just wants to talk to me, she carries on and sounds like a monkey chattering. My Shih Tzu does somewhat of a low throaty growly woofy sound when he just wants to talk, but when he's outside barking at something it's a very loud "arf-arf-arf" type bark.
I had a Lhasa that did almost identical to what "Joycenalex" described, and he did it if he was trying to get someone's attention. He would start out with a few muffled snorts, then on to the sneezes, then a few very soft woofs, and then if you still didn't acknowledge him after all that, the full-blown loud bark. I used to pretend to ignore him, just so he'd run thru the whole funny routine! :D

09-21-2008, 04:17 PM
Belle... she sounds like a seal sometimes lol. Ar Ar Ar. but then if she sees a squirrel or the big honking cat at the house behind us it's ROOOO ROOOO ROOOO. If Beezer is being a pest and ticks her she actually HOLLERS at him lol.

Beezer has a definite woof. It's a very juvenile sounding woof though. sometimes if he gets excited it's a rooo-oooo-oooo. If he is barking at a squirrel or the cat behind us... he gets so wound up that his voice cracks like a pre pubescent boy lol.

09-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Oh, and the office sheltie had a high-pitched "Ark! (pause) Ark-ark-ark!" and if not stopped there would explode into a million-or-so of 'em!

09-22-2008, 08:01 AM
Sierra is a Aroooo Wooooo kind of girl where as Buddy is a BARK That can scare the pants off of ya! :eek:

Cinder & Smoke
09-22-2008, 10:20 AM
They're all somewhat *unique* and can be picked out and identified. :cool:

Previous FurKid Shadow, a beautiful Husky/Shepherd girl, had a Shepherd
*BARK* with an occasional Husky *Hoooooowell* tossed in for effect.
Her most aggravating trick was to BARK (loudly) at offending trucks we'd
meet on Bus trips. And I NEVER caught on to what she didn't like about
the ones she *shouted* at ... She'd ride quietly in the back seat - often
standing and resting her head on my window-side shoulder, enjoying the
smells blowing through the open window. We could pass 40 trucks driving
the opposite way --- with NO reaction from her. But let "That One" truck
approach and she'd **SHOUT BARK** one or two ear-splitting objections
to THAT one being near her car! :eek: Never any warning - she'd wait till
the 'offender' was beside us (and I'd be thinking 'he's OK') before she
voiced her opinion. I NEVER connected any feature to her targets - big or
small, noisy or quiet, ANY color, any shape, any cargo, any driver (big
guy, pretty girl, long/short hair, glasses or not) ... NEVER figured it out.
Oh, and did I mention Motorcycles? They were ALL on her special
attention list - and most got *hollered* at. Somewhat embarrassing when
she *hollered* at one sitting beside us at a light. :rolleyes:

The current Tribe ... Cinder:
A somewhat petite little German Shepherd with a very LARGE sized voice!
She *goes off* in alarm BARK mode from a sound sleep whenever she
hears 'buglars' nearing the Ranch on the road - including the Mail Girl on
her daily rounds, the trash guys stealing stuff from the neighbors' cans,
and the UPS & FedEx folks three houses away. AND another *d*o*g*
within a 1/4 mile of HER Ranch! In addition, she BARKS in anticipation
of hikes at the BigLake Parks, the Findlay Dawg Park, and other phunn
places we've visited. She has landmarks committed to memory, and
seems to have GPS-like accuracy even if she's sound asleep.

And did I mention her GSD ***WhiNNNNNNE***? :rolleyes:
Good GRIEF, can that dog **WHINE**! :mad:
I think she has a larger WHINE vocabulary than she knows Bark words!
She'll WHINE at the drop of a hat ... conversationally, of course. :p
Doc Mike <snikkers> every time she visits - it's a non-stop WHINE-athon,
even when she's not in the examining spot.

Smokey has always been the Good Child - reserving his Barking to only
the really important stuff. He'll rush to *watch* Cinder Alarm Barkin at
the window, but other than a pre-arrival YAPP or two enroute, he'll quiet
down quickly unless the 'burglar' (or other *d*o*g*) is actually ON the
Ranch property. He'll sometimes look at Cinder with a "What ARE you barkin at?" look as he walks away from another false alarm.

But conversationally, ole SmokeMutt has the Blue Ribbons to show for
his talent! I credit it all to Mr. Ralph at Findlay - one of Smokey's early
GUY friends. Ralph overcame Smoke's outright *FEAR* of men and got
Smoke to sit in his lap - and they started *Talkin*. And did they TALK!
Smokey *Wooed* and *ARoooed* and *Whined* and *Mumbled* and
*Muttered* and made more strange sounds than I EVER heard a dog
As soon as we got home from Smokey's First Findlay, he visited with his
ORIGINAL Guy Buddy - Unka Pat - and started *Talkin* with him. :)
Smoke won't *Talk* to just anybody ... ya gotta be a real Buddy ...
but once you're IN, get comfortable ... he's got a LOT to tell ya!

Bowser was always rather *quiet* - till something bugged him.
Then he could rattle the windows with a DEEP Shepherd *BARK* that
belied his small stature! He never participated in 'Burglar Barkin" at the
windows - poor kid was too *short* to see out of most of 'em. He'd
sometimes look out the sliding glass door and *mutter* at the horses
and the Donkey/Jackass that lived back there, but *Barkin* just wasn't
Bowz's main focus in life.

Heidi (aka MiniMutt):
Another BIG voice in a tiny package. All of 15 pounds, she makes up for it
with a LOUD and somewhat shrill Yipp-Yapper that gets your attention!
Vertically Challenged and unable to view the approaching marauders as
they swarm the Ranch, MiniMutt has to rely on Cinder to be her radar
eyes. Mini is a firm believer in advanced warning. One "Grrrr" from Cinder
turns Mini into full alert - and she *BARKS* her way from the most distant
room in the Ranch to her place under the table looking UP to the window -
and *BARKING* her fool head off!

The Visitors - Cali & Miz Molly:

They're here, why not include 'em?
Cali is a 30 pound Border Collie - she has a smallish voice that she really
doesn't use very often. If there's AnyDog else handy - THEY can do all
the alarm work - Cali will check 'em out to see if they're packin treats.
But when she does *Bark* - it's kinda loud & deep from such a small source.

Molly Mutt - the Houndy Dawg --- Good GRIEF - she's another Window
Rattler! LOUD, deep, and rather serious-sounding!
This visit she's trying out Cinder's NO-Bark collar in an attempt to
reduce or eliminate her unexplained 20 minute BARK-fests that start with
no noticeable provocations other than she's BORED and barking gets her a
LOT of attention. So far, so good. Only a couple rather isolated *BARKS*
at the other guys with the collar on. I took it off for bedtyme, and didn't
get it back ON before her morning session started. I just totally *ignored*
her, and that seemed to kill the desire to bark for nuffin.

The FurKids *talk* almost as much as I do!

09-22-2008, 10:50 AM
Finnigan yodels. He is half Basenji and they are barkless yodel-ers. I'm not sure what his other half is but that half can bark but it is the funniest sound, kind of like a squawky bark. For the most part, when he's happy he makes this yodelly rooooooooooooooo sound. He's also a real whiner and only does this when he's happy, like when he hears me dishing up breakfast for them or when we get their leashes out. The neighbours probably think we're torturing him by the sounds of it but he's actually super excited.

Muddy has a strong, deep bark that he makes when he sees black crows and Ravens. All other birds are okay for some reason. He barks when he sees deer and smells bear and when the wheels turn on the truck. Our last road trip of 12 hours was lllloooooonnnnggggggg~ :rolleyes:

09-22-2008, 11:20 AM
this is a fun thread.. but how can I describe this properly.. hmm....

here´s a hint ;) (China´s roo)... I´ll get more vids of howls and different roo´s and woo´s... haha... oh and Queeq´s squeaks too.. LOL

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a95/Husky_mom/dogs%20jan%2008/th_MVI_0235.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a95/Husky_mom/dogs%20jan%2008/?action=view&current=MVI_0235.flv)

Suki Wingy
09-22-2008, 11:59 AM
It's more of a deep, throaty bark. More often, he whines a high pitched sound that's really annoying.

09-23-2008, 09:52 AM
My Brit goes ARF! ARF! Like a cartoon dog. Friends say they can just picture the ARF bubble over her head when she barks, lol.

09-23-2008, 10:26 AM
Honey (Golden Retriever) just barks. But those barks are different, depending on what is happening. For instance, I can tell when a golfer has hit a bad shot and is close to our fence, or when there is a bunny just beyond her reach outside of the fence. And then there is the "Where's my breakfast/dinner?" bark.

Ben (Golden Retriever) is also a barker. But he does do a whining thing when he wants to be where we are and is blocked by a gate. Rarely does he bark at anything else. He just wants to get our attention!

Baby Mack (English Bulldog) has a series of barks and grumbles, depending on what he wants. He especially seems to bark in response to our neighbor when he cranks up his lawnmower. He has never gotten used to that! :confused: The grumbling starts when he is ready to come inside or if he sees one of the others getting attention through the sliding glass door. That is the funniest sound I have ever heard! LOL!!

09-23-2008, 03:24 PM
I have to say my favorite is the AROOOOOs of the huskies and the saint bernard that requests me at work... his is the BOOF bark... love it! :D

09-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Mini has a big "Arf Arf", not very feminine or little dog like at all.

Jackie Loo goes "Arrooooroo". And then he looses his voice.

Micki says "Ruff Ruff" but it's fairly high pitched. But mostly he just growls. At everything.

And Baby Ky does the "eiyiyiyyiyiy". Extremely annoying.

Cinder & Smoke
09-23-2008, 06:49 PM
And Baby Ky does the "eiyiyiyyiyiy".
Extremely annoying.

"Annoying", but you sure know who's talkin! :p

Sorta like my MiniMutt - high pitched enough to 'get your attention'! :eek:


09-23-2008, 07:29 PM
Sassy had this bark that sounded like a duck. It was "ruuuah" kind of xD It was weird, when we'd go pick her up at the groomer's you'd hear normal barks and then you'd hear the duck talking. :rolleyes:

09-24-2008, 09:27 AM
Star is a ra-wooooo-er. Jack sounds like ...well, Jack. ;)

09-24-2008, 11:00 AM
I can't really describe Zoee's bark. But it is different with the separate occasions.

I watched the last few minutes of Opportunity Knocks last night (a new game show) and they asked a young girl if she could identify her dogs bark from three clips of dog barks. Bruce said - you could do that, no problem. :) The girl got it right. :D She had a daschund, possibly a mix.

Do you think you can identify your dogs bark?

09-24-2008, 01:08 PM
Ellie has a few different noises-

When someone is driving down the street, it's more of a ROOFFF!!! ROOFFF!!! (about 72 times)

When I have a treat in my hands and she sometimes get a little impatient, and has a very high-pitched kind of bark. Can't think of a word to explain that one.

09-24-2008, 02:23 PM
Do you think you can identify your dogs bark?

Oh definitely! Sometimes when all of the dogs are in the backyard I'll only yell at the ones barking to stop, surprisingly enough it's extremely easy to tell. Or I'll be inside and hear one of them barking and I know exactly who the culprit is.

Not only can I identify Jack's bark, but I'm pretty sure anybody that has met him could pick it out too. ;) In fact, we go to the dog park and people hear Jack first, then look around for him (or me).

09-24-2008, 02:53 PM
Happy give a low "arooowooowooo" when she wants something, lets out a heaving sigh and a long groan when she is bored, slaps you in the face and gives a sharp bark if gosh darn it nobody is throwing her toy, and when she is exited she lets out a big arrrooooooooooo!!

Misty is either quiet or barks very loud high pitched "RUH..RUH..RUH..RUH"

Electra is generaly quiet..exept when she is exited then she runs around like a maniac screaming at the top of her lungs..my mom desribes the sound as "she sounds like she is being hung from the ceiling by her toenail" she she barks at the one naighbores(only the naibores on one side, she never barks at passerbyes or the other naighbores) in watch case her bark is load, slow and low "woofs"

Rusty barks all the time, I loud high pitched fast "ruff,ruff,ruff,ruff..." then he makes lot of moaning and groaning noises when he is annoyed, and these cute little grrrrrrr sounds when he wants to bark but is wearing the bark collar lol

Do you think you can identify your dogs bark?

yup, I can be a block away and tell you exactly which of my dogs are outside based on the barks alone.

09-25-2008, 12:19 AM
Dance doesn't bark unless she's startled/scared of something, and the noise she makes for that is a very high pitched, horrible "Woo woo woooo" sound. If she's happy to see someone, she has a low "Roo woo roo". I don't know if I've ever heard a regular bark out of her, actually. She either does one of the above, or she growls quietly if she's unsure.