Dog breeds that 'talk', not bark....?

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    We have this dog at the shelter and it makes the absolute weirdest sounds. It NEVER barks. It's almost like a coyote sound. He yips and yaps and yodels very very strangely. He gets upset if you leave him and starts making all these noises.

    He's about 75 lbs. Tan/yellow with black around his muzzle and drop ears. His tail is a bit curly though, not too much, it just goes over his back slightly. H's got very short hair too. He's kind of a bruiser in that he has no manners right now. He's super sweet, though. Doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb either.

    I wish I had a picture. Any breeds come to mind with the speaking? They have him listed as a black mouth cur, which is possible as we're in the south.
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Dont Basenji's do that ?? i think
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    Basenji and Husky are two that come to mind. I know there are more, but can't think of them at the moment!
     
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    I was going to say Basenji
     
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    Samoyeds can be talkers too.
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Yeah, I came up with most of those but I totally cannot see him as a basenji mix! (That was my first thought when I heard him. I heard him before I saw him)

    We've had some nordic breeds- the eskie or sammy mix we had was a yodeler as are the huskies, but I'd be shocked if he had a nordic breed in him.

    He looks basically like this dog: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images15/BlackMouthCurTugonlogpile2.JPG

    With this dog's ears: http://www.gotdogsonline.com/blackm...ppies-rescue/pictures/blackmouth-cur-0026.jpg

    And a really weird tail that is carried up at an angle over the back. His face shape though is a bit more labbish. I'd probably have labeled him as a lab mix (lab shepherd if his coat wasn't so short)

    So any large shorthaired dogs that yodel? :confused:
     
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    Elin's Lab doesn't bark much but but goes between a yodel and a squeal when he gets excited ! Sound like he's being killed !
     
  8. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    That reminds me of this one lab we have in the shelter. We got a pair- a puggle and a lab from some people who didn't want them anymore. So we kenneled them together. I was walking by with the water dishes and I hear this bark that sounds like it should come from a 2 lb chihuahua. I looked over at the puggle and told him to stop yapping (playfully). I came by again and this time I see the dog squeak but to my surprise it isn't the little puggle, but instead it's the big 90 lb oversized black lab. The other workers and I were in hysterics. It was the funniest thing!

    /random side note/
     
  9. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    hmm the pics you shared make me think Cur.
     
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    I'm thinking Black-mouthed Cur, kind of like Gemp's Zeus.
     
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    Some akitas yodel, my brother's dog never barks, he does a weird coyotesque aroo-roo-roo roooeeeow!
     
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    have you thought about whether he could have coyote in him. ive met a few "low percentage" coy-dog mixes, and even 5-6 gens back some will keep their yodle, most will have a tail that curls over their back but otherwise generally can look like any dog.

    low percentage coyote mixes can make great family dogs but must be treated just like any of the curs, they tend to have similar personalities.

    I would personally list him as a cur mix because i doubt youll figure out his exact bloodlines.

    there are a few "yodling" breeds, and some breeds that wouldnt usually will ocasioanlly be "talkers"
     
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    Sissy sounds like a broken record stuck on mid bark. It's like this rooooooooo that last for ever and her voice cracks several times while doing this. I think it's hilarious. She only does it when there is another dog around. I think it's her "check me out" bark.
     
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    All of the above? Would explain the tail ( basenji), the ears ( cur) and yodel ( basenji akita..) Size ( akita..)
     
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    I think its probably a "who knows" does it sound like a Basenji though? Or just talking that you hear in other breeds. The noise my aunt's Basenji makes is totally unlike any other sound I've heard come out of a dog, totally different from a lot of "talking." It frankly sounds like she's being tortured to death . . . its a really disturbing sound.
     
  16. Laurelin

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    Very similar to that. It's nothing like husky talking at all. I've been around basenjis at shows and it sounds much like that. It was so bizarre.
     
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    Yea it is a very strange noise they make..
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Basenji is the first one that came to mind. Dogos do that, too. Maybe it's a Basenji/Dogo mix? ;) Its also kind of an individual dog thing, too. Terra will babble if she thinks she's being left out of something important. She's so sporadic about doing it, though, that I haven't managed to catch it on tape.
     
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    I know a Carolina Dog that sounds like you describe--although they do not have drop ears, the coloring and tail sound similar too.
     
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    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    At the Illinois shelter I worked at had a Pug/Beagle who never barked. It made this ear wrenching cat-type sounds, not a Beagle yowl, but it actually meowed, LOUDLY. The lady in the cat room went and checked to be sure she hadn't accidentally let a cat out! She checked three times before figuring out it was that darn pup..

    I'd bet you anything that's the reason the owners brought him to the pound.
     

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