Basenjis mute aka barkless

This is for new folks who have never heard b's make a racket.;)

To, me, I love this sound, but I can imagine a neighbor not being so crazy about it.:rolleyes:

as far as I know, these are not rescue b's…just wanted to share their singing.

oh my…. that's something else.... HA

Oh Dear!

We live downtown very near the train an trolley tracks and if a train comes through that is pulling its horn a lot Bongo will join in and howl at a pitch perfectly matched to the train. Not for as long as this, though, and without any other B's harmonizing. (Fiji just shakes her head.) And I worry about my neighbors. Ay yi yi!

OMG too funny! My own house sounds like that frequently and with breeding season coming up, it's going to be one chorus after another.

Our dogs NEVER howl like that. Makes me kinda bummed…though, maybe not after listening to that chorus...I wonder whose dogs those are? Anybody wanna fess up?

Querk has occasionally howled during 'the season' but only once or twice when outside, and NEVER if anyone is watching him. Ours also never join in at the howling at a National. I guess they are just more quiet by nature....Half of ours have never yodeled either.

For those that haven't experienced it...imagine that sound magnified by 10-20 fold..and that is the experience at a National. It happens at least twice a day, and spreads through the grounds like a wave...it is VERY cool!

Do the yodelers that you have yodel on a regular basis, Andrea? My male, Nicky, does not yodel but has joined in at the National. In fact, at the 1999 Nationals he sat down on the examine table and threw his head back to wail with everyone. It was good that we had a basenji breeder judge that year, she just laughed and called him a silly boy.

My girls will sing all the time. Rally is a natural yodeler and Sam has always encouraged her to sing frequently. Her daughters both join in and when we get home from work are greeted by our lovely female chorus. No matter how often Nicky hears them though, he never seems compelled to join in.

@Quercus:

Our dogs NEVER howl like that. Makes me kinda bummed…though, maybe not after listening to that chorus...I wonder whose dogs those are? Anybody wanna fess up?

Querk has occasionally howled during 'the season' but only once or twice when outside, and NEVER if anyone is watching him. Ours also never join in at the howling at a National. I guess they are just more quiet by nature....Half of ours have never yodeled either.

For those that haven't experienced it...imagine that sound magnified by 10-20 fold..and that is the experience at a National. It happens at least twice a day, and spreads through the grounds like a wave...it is VERY cool!

At a show years ago, our ring time was 8am in October… at 6am when we were all walking our B's (there were about 5 of us in RV's all parked together) one group of B's started howling... and even B in the 5 RV's started... what was really cool, was in the early morning "darkness" the RV's seems to shimmer...ggg

Man I am so bummed that Zaire is such a quiet girl. I would love to hear her sing. I suppose it is for the best though as Charlie is a LOUD boy sometimes…the one thing with the two of them that I find SOOO funny is that it apears Charlie has learned how to make Basenji sounds from Zaire. He will whine yodel at her when they are playing. It's really cute as sometimes I cant tell if it's him or her making tho noise. 🙂

@lvoss:

Do the yodelers that you have yodel on a regular basis, Andrea? My male, Nicky, does not yodel but has joined in at the National. In fact, at the 1999 Nationals he sat down on the examine table and threw his head back to wail with everyone. It was good that we had a basenji breeder judge that year, she just laughed and called him a silly boy.

My girls will sing all the time. Rally is a natural yodeler and Sam has always encouraged her to sing frequently. Her daughters both join in and when we get home from work are greeted by our lovely female chorus. No matter how often Nicky hears them though, he never seems compelled to join in.

Blondie is the only one who yodels regularly…and she will do it on request if the setting is right. Bella yodels only when she feels it...usually in the morning when she is about to be let out of her crate, or if she is trying to entice another dog to play with her. Her son, Hippo has only yodeled a few times, and almost always at another dog. I think we could probably train him to do it on request, though...

Querk and his daughter, Luna have never yodeled...but can shriek with the best of them. And Ivy yodeled maybe twice in her life, when she was very young, and we had come home from a vacation without her. It was a very gravelly, grodelly sound. Pretty much, I can say that my Select dogs don't yodel, and my Taji dogs do 😉

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