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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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How vocal is your GSD?

Just curious to see how many GSD's are vocal...

Emma, loves to talk, not just barking, but lets out odd sounds and trys her best to talk. She also enjoys, the usual barking, and sometimes not out of aggression, but she enjoys hearing herself growl...not a real threatening growl, just oh look what kind of sound I can make.

Elle does the same, but not as much, she makes cow sounds when she stretches, so, that's cute too.

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 12:13 AM
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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Lexi does this all the time - but, always quiets when I tell her to. According to my mom (who sits with the dogs when I work) she reserves this behavior just for me. She really is my girl and I LOVE her to pieces.

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Yukon is fairly vocal.

He whines when he is lonely, bored or he is tired (he cries himself to sleep, so cute lol) moans and groans when he feels we're not moving fast enough, does a roo roo/howl sound when he is happy and excited.

He only barks when he feels something is not right outside.
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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Does the fact that I named her "Siren" give you a hint?

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Gia only barks when I ask her to "speak".

Tilden barks a couple times a week (lol, he's barking at something now) if he's in the yard and someone passes.

They are both the quietest dogs I've had and/or met. I've been very lucky (especially back in my apartment days).

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

our boy was 1 year old as 6/04/08 and he's not very vocal. when our neighbors Shep barks for him to come out he does that whinny sound and paces back and forth. he doesn't bark when some one comes to the door. sometimes in the middle of the night he'll come to either my side of the bed or the GF's side of the bed and give a whimper/whine to go out. sometimes when he yawns or stretches he'll make that noise that goes from low to high pitched. as of now he's not very vocal.
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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Morgan is a talker, talks so much I've learned to tell what she's barking at by how she's talking. She also makes moany noises when she's snuggling and howls on command. Nothing says obnoxious like a good family howl!

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Chevy is verrrrry vocal. Always making some sort of sounds

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Heidi has a whole repertoire of sounds. She grumbles when I try to get her to do something and she doesn't feel like it. She whines when she gets impatient or wants to go up to another dog. She sometimes groans with happiness when she is laying down with her cuz. She growls and barks with excitement when I hold on to the cuz for too long before throwing it or when going after squirrels. She has a really funny long howl that she does when an ambulance or fire truck goes by. And she also has a kind of "hmmmmm" sound that goes from high to low, which I don't know what the heck means!

Our previous dog, Sheba, was part malemute, so she was very vocal too. In addition to the whining and grumbling, she also howled and yodeled to get our attention. I like having dogs that are vocal. It's fun!

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Re: How vocal is your GSD?

Sean is definitely a talker but living in a house with 3 women what else would you expect? He has his whine when we are leaving the house and his chomping sounds when he is playing with our cat, Neely. He even has a unique half-growl, half-howl that he makes when he's trying to get his point across. DH always remarks that he didn't make a sound when we first adopted him for at least a month but over the yrs. he has more than made up for it.

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