Old terrier men believed that no two terriers worked the same, and that real terrier men could identify a dog’s quarry by the baying of the dog since the sound differed when faced with a rabbit, badger, rat or fox.
We think most of us can tell the difference between our dogs’ friendly “busy bark” versus a frantic one suggesting danger or pain. But can you tell the difference between the barks of different breeds? Test yourself by seeing if you can identify ten popular breeds and their barks below, then tell us how you did!
Image of a Finnish Spitz by BJ Lewis
Barking is a major part of the Finnish Spitz’s hunting style and was once called, “the barking bird dog”