Our Chow mix can bark, but mostly he doesn't. He makes a loud, very high-pitched, squeeky, yippy, howl-y kinda sound. He sounds more like a coyote than a domestic dog.
One of our Plain Brown Dogs has completely unknown parentage. He resembles a 50-lb Beagle, with somewhat shorter ears, and he's rather long in the body. He will bark, but when he's really excited, he bays.

The deaf Dal alarm-barks when someone pulls into the drive. If it's a person he knows and likes, he changes to a softer, rrrow-rrrow-rrrow. Sort of a mini-howl.
Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?
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Our Chow mix can bark, but mostly he doesn't. He makes a loud, very high-pitched, squeeky, yippy, howl-y kinda sound. ... knows and likes, he changes to a softer, rrrow-rrrow-rrrow. Sort of a mini-howl. Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?

Well, this morning I was attempting to sleep in, and one of the Whippets started talking: wow wow wow wow wow. The blue greyhound joined in, perfect wow wow wow wow wow; and then they did it together. The greyhound couldn't stand it anymore and started to howl; he has a lovely tenorish voice.
Mostly we have hound sings here, with everybody participating (huskies howl too, of course, but it has a different sound) except the Borzoi. One of the Borzoi will occasionally hum when they howl, a quiet, low sound. Matty the greyhound has a horrible howl, a high screeching sound, and unfortunately he just loves to sing. Mukluk the Siberian has a beautiful, mournful howl. Raisin the Dachshund, who usually just yaps, makes a little "O" with his lips and howls too. The funniest is Cruiser the IG, who apparently doesn't howl. He usually gets the howlfests started by standing in front of Matty and barking at him. It reminds us of a conductor. What I'd really like to know is how he decides that it's time for a howl.
Mustang Sally
Mostly we have hound sings here, with everybody participating (huskies howl too, of course, but it has a different sound) ... us of a conductor. What I'd really like to know is how he decides that it's time for a howl.

wow, none of my dogs have ever howled. when Lola is lonely and super stressed (sometimes in the car, or in her crate in the morning), she whimpers and whines and makes little yips, but that's as close as we get.

Lola usually makes little soft whimpers whines and harrumphs to herself as she readjusts herself on the couch, and if we ask her to "speak" inside, it comes out like a whisper. of course, when playing a good game of tug, she sounds like she's killing something. when she really wants to go outside to potty, she stands directly in front of me and whines and half barks.

Manu alarm barks, which will make Lola make little muffled "ruff ruff" noises. other than that, Manu's vocabulary seems to be "i'm killing something and enjoying it" sounds. of course, this is usually just a bit of tug, or running around the house with a sock in his mouth.

even when every dog in the neighborhood is in a chorus of howling, all they do is perk up their ears, *** their heads, and look adorable. :-)

now the neighbor's kenneled whippets... they can howl. loudly. at 7am. enough to *** off my dogs, who in turn, want to make sure i'm awake enough to get them out of bed. now i like to sleep till 10 or 11, so this isn't exactly my style. :-)
-kelly
Mostly we have hound sings here, with everybody participating (huskies ... is how he decides that it's time for a howl.

wow, none of my dogs have ever howled.

It doesn't seem to be in some dogs' vocabulary. IIRC, our Dals never howled either, even when everyone else was.
When I was growing up, we had a Beagle/Bassett that was a great alarm barker. When told to be quiet, she used to make those muffled little "mrrff" noises - - her mouth was closed, but her lips would puff out. Very cute.
Mustang Sally
Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?

We live close to a fire station. Too close since we have dogs who are always happy to answer a howl.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?

Pan barks. The kind of serious bark that you can probably tell comes from deep within a well. One time, I had let her out to sun herself, and shortly thereafter, heard what I imagine a cat being strangled sounds like. Yup, she was howling. Thank goodness she prefers barking to howling.
Khan talks. When he's happy, when he's sad, when he's sassing me, when the fire truck passes by, whenever. It's mostly about 'Woo woo woo...'. We carry on actual conversations, and most people who see us do this think that it is funny, and that he really does understand what I'm saying to him. When he barks, it comes off whiny, and he squeaks too, before resorting to talking. His woo-woos on the other hand, is pure Barry White.
Suja
Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?

Pan barks. The kind of serious bark that you can probably tell comes from deep within a well. One time, ... what I imagine a cat being strangled sounds like. Yup, she was howling. Thank goodness she prefers barking to howling.

Lexi, the puppy, has a very loud and interesting yawn. It sounds much more like a high-pitched girl saying, "Ow!", except all stretched out, than a dog.
I've always loved Cassie's bark. It's got a pleasant, melodic quality to me smooth, clear and authoritative. I noticed just this morning though, that her bark seems different. A little muffled or muddled. Can this be yet another old-age thing?
Bizby
Do your dogs do any interesting vocalizations?

Sassy has an alarm bark that is very nearly a scream. Fingernails on the blackboard shriek. Two notes higher and only other DOGS will be able to hear it. As she has settled into our household, she uses it somewhat less. Most often now it's an indication that DH's truck has just turned into the driveway.
Spenser has a low woof that he uses when he's been told to be quiet but wasn't quite through saying what he needed to say. I don't think his mouth even opens for it. Definitely grumbling under his breath.

Both dogs talk with a roo-roo-roo. Sassy's tends to have more melody to it than Spenser's. She also uses hers to argue. And demand.

Both dogs bark as they run agility. (If they're not barking, then it's NOT going to be a good run.) Spenser woofs at me when I carry him to his start position - but almost always a single woof in response to what I'm saying. (Such as - Are you ready to play with me? Woof.)
Sassy snarls and growls while DH carries her up to the start line. Terribly vicious dog. If she were a Doberman, they would throw her out in a second. As soon as he puts her into a sit, she shuts up entirely and waits.

Sassy seems to have an understanding of rhythm and syllables. When she talks back to you, she will repeat the same rhythm and emphasis that was in what you said. I'm playing with this just because I find it interesting.

And, now that you mention it, neither dog howls. When they hear the coyotes out back howling, Spenser will occasionally response with a very, very soft woof. (Don't want them to know where you are!) As I think about, it has been many, many dogs since I had one that howled.
~~Judy
Pan barks. The kind of serious bark that you can probably tell comes from deep within a well.

harriet has two barks. one is a yip, which she uses when she wants to come inside. her alarm bark is fairly normal sounding, when she can be bothered to use it*. both of her barks are funny, though, in that she only gives singles. she very, very, very rarely barks two or more times in a row. and, when she does bark repeatedly, there's a long pause between each individual bark.
One time, I had let her out to sun herself, and shortly thereafter, heard what I imagine a cat being strangled sounds like. Yup, she was howling. Thank goodness she prefers barking to howling.

harriet does that when she wants to eat the eeevil bunny on the other side of the fence. it sounds not entirely unlike a dying hyena.
when she hears weird non-critter noises outside, and if i'm physically near her, she snorts instead of alarm barking. weirdo.
Khan talks. When he's happy, when he's sad, when he's sassing me, when the fire truck passes by, whenever. It's mostly about 'Woo woo woo...'.

harriet's a woo-wooer, too. it's almost always sassing back, which i admit that i encourage. i'm easily amused and sassing dogs are darned good entertainment.
We carry on actual conversations, and most people who see us do this think that it is funny, and that he really does understand what I'm saying to him.

ah! so you encourage it, too.
* the landlord came over on Saturday. i was inside and didn't hear him drive up. harriet was outside, being useless. she sat at the gate and refused to bark for him. he finally rattled the gate at her, and she gave a single, small, low bark. when i got to the door, she was boinging. she's not a very good watchdog.

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