Kiora Yodeled!

I have had Kiora since July 25…And she never yodeled for me...until three days ago! I was hanging clothes on the line outback and she ran up and let out one little yodel! I was so suprised "Kiora you Yodeled!' I said and then i spent the next 1/2 hour trying to get her to do it agian by yodeling at her. Then this morning...I woke up and let her out of her crate and she did her business outside then starting doing zoomies around the yard...when I called her inside ahe ran right up tome and let out one BIG yodel.:eek: 😃 What a goofy puppy!How often do your B's yodel and what triggers them to do it?

So Kiora has finally found her yodel! Abbey does it when she gets really excited about something and she comes out with a long drawn out yodel that takes all the breath in her body. If a B thinks something is really funny they'll let you know it with a big yodel. I love to see the expression on the faces of people who've never heard such a sound come out of a dog before.

Jazzy doesn't yodel at all.

In fact, aside from the Tasmanian Devil growl when she thinks Gypsy may want her goodies, Jazzy is completely and utterly silent.
She is 1.5 years old.

I've played Basenji noises on the computer, etc. but nothing. Silence.
It's weird having a silent dog,but also nice because Gypsy barks enough for the two of them…and then some!

We have just one non-yodeler, our old man. All of our others are talkers, in fact, it's hard to get Tex to stop when he's in the mood for a chat! Then sometimes they will all get going at once for a Basenji sing-along, and poor old Dino will just stand in the middle of the yard with a totally perplexed look. "What the heck are they doing?!??"

Terry

Sahara has yodeled several times, usually when she is happy or just glad to see someone she hasn't seen in awhile. My son who lives about an hour from here gets a yodel everytime he comes home for a visit. She has yodeled for the Pet Stop underground fence man before, which, is strange. If only she knew why he is here. haha!!!!

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have had Kiora since July 25…And she never yodeled for me...until three days ago!

How old is Kiora?
I would love to hear a yodel or a baroo. Duke barks at people and when other dogs bark. He makes unusual sounds like he's talking when he initiates play or seems frustrated when I don't mind him when he wants attention. Usually he is quiet. When I come home from work, he jumps happily at me - no sounds at all. I know it is the norm for B's not to bark. But, does anyone have a Basenji that barks? I heard that some of them do bark. Is there any specific age that they develop the yodel / baroo?

mine barks, but he's half boxer… he mainly barks, grumbles, and does the yawn-baroo. he was a yodeler/screamer when he was a pup though. as he's grown, he's gotten a very deep masculine (almost scary) bark. He only does the scary bark when he's alerting us - otherwise is just grumbing... grumbling to play, grumbing at our cats, grumbling at his dish when he's hungry... we taught him to "speak" - and half the time he opens his mouth and nothing comes out. he just does air-snapping. the first night we had him home (8wks), we crated him while we ate dinner... he was crated in the livingroom, and screamed... it sounded like a baby in my livingroom.. my bf & I dropped our forks and RAN to see... it was Tucker, he scared the heck out of us!

Kiya is the yodel queen. She yodels when we come home, she yodels when she gets into trouble and she yodels when she wants to tell her new young brother "NO, IT'S MINE!"

Lance hasn't found his voice yet, except to cry his disdain at being kenneled up. 😃

I love talkative Basenjis 🙂

As for my dad's red and white boy Simeon…he only uses his voice to snarl at me. 😣 He doesn't like me 1/2 the time...the other 1/2 he can't get enough of my attention! Let's just say...he has a screw loose! haha

@Bettawhippet:

How often do your B's yodel and what triggers them to do it?

Isn't it WONDERFUL?

Arwen doesn't yodel. In fact she can do a freaky howl and she says a very very clear "R". We laughed when we got her cause I had already named her ARWEN and it was like she was saying her name. Then we said it stands for :
are you going to pet me
are you going to feed me
are you going to let me out…

THEN we got the foster Maya and she started vocalizing a LOT more, but not yodels.

Sayblee, however, is very very very vocal, including yodels. She says "I want some" and many demonic crazed alien pig noises, and screams.

Yodeling I cannot ever manage to get trained. She does a lot of tricks and says "I want some" on command, but not yodel.

She will yodel her head off for my husband though. And if my neighbor comes outside to mow she yodels nearly the whole time he is out. The other day she was going on and on but no mower so I went to look... he was working on his storage building.

I used to feel insulted, but I guess she just likes to flirt with the men around her. 😞 WAHHHHHHHHH. Okay, guess I still feel insulted.

@youngandtired:

Sahara has yodeled several times, usually when she is happy or just glad to see someone she hasn't seen in awhile. My son who lives about an hour from here gets a yodel everytime he comes home for a visit. She has yodeled for the Pet Stop underground fence man before, which, is strange. If only she knew why he is here. haha!!!!

ROFLMAO! That is just mean, lol.

re: barking… both mine, being raised with barkers, learned to bark. its a single bark, though and they don't do it often. We tell them they are defective when they bark. 🙂

Nala rarely yodels and she's almost 8. She will do what describe as a "berf", sort of bark on occasion too. She does, however make "ugly" noises (a low growl like the beginning of a yodel, with no bared teeth) if disgruntled as a kind of warning and she of course, does the major "separation anxiety scream". My neighbor told that they should record the noise for scary movies!
I'm so happy that Kiora yodeled for you (and I'm envious too!)

Curie yodels – almost entirely for men. I think she has done it twice for me, but she does it every time she sees my teenaged boys.

Will hasn't so far. He has only been here for a couple of months now, so I've been half-wondering if maybe he just isn't quite relaxed enough.

They both use the demonic swahili voice when they are "discussing" important things like whose bone this is.

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😃 Too funny Listeme - Thanks for the giggle. You are blessed with amusement.:D
[QUOTEThey both use the demonic swahili voice when they are "discussing" important things like whose bone this is.]
At least, you get Basenji talk.

We have one barker; her litter sister does too. She barks once if she thinks we're too slow getting the food out to her. She doesn't bark in a series, but will bark again to say "Hurry up, starving here!!"

Terry

How old is Kiora?

Kiora is about 11 months old, I believe. Her last owner thought that she was much younger (about 9 months now) But I don't think so since she is now full sized and was only a little bit lighter and no shorter then she is now when I got her. Also aren't B's born around Nov/Dec. Plus her old owner didn't even know her birth month, and didn't know much about dogs in general. My vet agrees with my approximated age for her, and I had her (Kiora that is, not my vet) spayed two weeks ago.

Abbey can say Erp if she's really annoyed that someone has come in to the yard. She yodels when we play or if she thinks something's really funny. But when she's been left alone for like 30 minutes when Mom has gone to the grocery store, she does the most hideous Somebody Help Me Please I'm Being Drawn and Quartered!!! scream that will make your hair stand up.

Joey gave his first 'Baroooooo' today when I didn't give him as much attention as he wanted after I came home. I was surprised and thrilled! It was so fun to hear it since most of the time he is quiet unless growling when someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. Is there a difference between a baroo and a yodel? Once before when I didn't give him adequate attention, he batted my leg to let me know, Hey I'm down here waiting for more attention!

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