Do dogs have different voices?

Asked By: Shaylee Crist
Date created: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 7:06 AM
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It made no difference if they heard speech directed at puppies, older dogs, or humans.

The scientists aren't sure why the adult dogs were so disinterested.

It may be that they need to interact with an actual person, not a disembodied voice, or that they need to hear a familiar voice, Mathevon says.

Answered By: Kay Kling
Date created: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 9:09 AM

Even if your dog doesn't recognize your face on an iPad, they may recognize your voice.

Studies show that dogs recognize individual voices, and are far more responsive to tone of voice than specific words.

Some dogsitters swear their canine clients perk up when they hear their owner's voice over the phone!


What the study indicates is that dogs dissociate and process the components of communication in human speech in a broadly similar way to humans.

However, the results do indicate that they don't just pay attention to who is speaking and their tone of voice – they also, to some extent, hear the words we say.


According to a new study dogs develop a bark or "voice" similar to the sound of their owner's regional accent.

For example dogs in Liverpool communicate in a higher pitch than other dogs and Scottish dogs tend to have a lighter tone to their bark.


Dogs don't just bark when they are excited, although it can seem that way when they are trying to get your attention.

That means there are different barks for different moods, as well.

A dog can vary the pitch of his bark, the number of barks in a row, and the space between barks in order to change the bark's meaning.


Dogs have special growls for different occasions, and other dogs can tell the difference, a new study finds.

For example, when a dog growls while playing, it sounds different than the same dog's growl while reacting to a threatening stranger or guarding food.

and it is a new result for dogs.


According to Psychology Today, virtually all dogs can understand the barks of other dogs regardless of where they come from.

However, the way people hear a dog's bark wildly differs depending on the language they speak and the culture they've grown up in.


Just like people, dogs have different personalities that can fall into different personality types.

A dog may display more than one personality type, but usually one will be more dominant than the others.

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