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do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

In your experience, do female dogs bark more often than male dogs? I'm not talking about when someone comes to the door either or other times when it would be natural and normal for a dog to bark. I'm talking about what appears to be barking just to bark, barking at the wind, barking just because you're outside ... etc ...

At our house seems we always wind up with a female who barks ... and barks ... and barks .... Riley's not barking but she is! It's sooooooo annoying!

This has been my experience with female dogs, what's yours?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 05:57 AM
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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

our last set of of family dogs were male and female. male barked more... to the point of being a nuisance.

for the last decade its mostly been me and Gia... who doesn't bark 'at all'. (she can bark tho because she does it on command or if you're taking too long to throw her ball)

currently, between Gia and Tilden... Gia continues not to bark and Tilden barks under normal circumstances (weird sound, knock at the door, in the truck, etc)

even tho he barks more than Gia... i'm still pretty spoiled. i literally live in peace.

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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

Perle is the barker in the family, and that has been about 4 times in the last almost 2 years. The other 2, I don't even really know what they sound like. No barking females here!!
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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

Kayos is the most vocal dog I have ever had. She loves to bark, she loves to "sound" in the yard to see if anyone else will join her. The boys are pretty quiet.

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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

I've had both that barked. Most like the sound of their own voice a lot.
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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

My Roxie barks to the point of snapping her wee little head (kidding) Each and every time we got to answer the phone - the phone rings a phone rings on TV- because the sky is blue- sometimes because it's raining and she hates getting her feet wet.

It seems she barks for the sheer joy ....or the sheer love of driving me up the proverbial wall.
My males never barked unless there was someone to bark AT.


But she is barking as I write this entry - no way!

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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

Currently we have three girls only one of which barks, at everything. I am learning to try and curb the constant barking. Check out “Barking the sound of a language” by Turid Rugaas.

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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

Dakota does not bark very often. I've heard her bark about 10 times, and a few of those were when my husband tried to get her to bark. She has barked in obedience class and it has startled me. I do not have a vocal dog. I'm hoping this will continue.

I never thought that the amount of barking would be gender reltated. Will be interesting to see the responses.
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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

Morgan is a barker. Bark at people walking down the street. Bark at the neighbors just to say hi. She settles when I tell her to

Otto doesn't bark at these things - he'll bark at the neighbors dogs but not the neighbors. He also barks at people in MY house. He's a brat about being quiet, learning but still a hiney headed teenage boy.

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Re: do female dogs bark more than male dogs?

In my experience it's been the opposite.

Cheyenne will bark at the door, if something is around the fence, or if one of the other dogs starts barking. Otherwise she is quiet.

Sir... He barks all the time at anything and everything. When we're hiking and we stop for a while he'll bark, he'll bark if Cheyenne looks at him funny, he'll bark if he hears a noise, he'll bark before going down the stairs. He's very vocal in general, both by barks and groans, whines and other noises. It's a good thing I don't live in an apartment and the neighbors can't hear.
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