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2/10/12 1:27 P

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Our 11yr old female Marie has NEVER barked... she just talks. And CHATTERS all the time!

Donnie (died 2011) only barked a few times that we can remember. Our current male Jango (3 yr) will only bark when he wants to play and be frisky. Our previous foster Sydney never barked either... she just rooed a lot. :-)

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2/5/12 11:06 A

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My grey Kimmie barked all the time. She also pushed the other dogs around -- literally, by swinging her hips at them -- even though they all outweighed her. A real "queen", that one. I miss her :-( someday I will have another grey.

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1/16/12 12:25 P

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Morty barks when we come home, which is kind of cute. Problem is, he now barks like a lunatic whenever he sees another animal on our property. Deer, fox, dog... anything. So in the middle of the night he'll start to bark like crazy when deer move through the yard.
If only he had barked at the dude who broke into our house two years ago. Then we wouldn't have had to get a second "barking" dog!

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10/20/11 10:17 A

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Ember has mastered barking on command a little too well. Now she barks anytime she sees a cookie, and we regularly have "conversations" when she's excited or she wants to go for a car ride. :)

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10/19/11 11:06 P

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Elvis doesn't bark. He is from Ireland and they are really nasty to some of them there. I thought maybe they took out his voicebox. I stepped on her foot one night (by accident) and he yipped.

Happy, who we just put down would bark, but only at people and cars she knew. Not strangers. We have a cockatiel who has a loud cry he does when anyone come in our driveway. The FexEx driver even commented about them not barking.

I work from home so the greys were in our bedroom with the door closed, because my hubby would come home during the day and she barked.

No that she is gone : - ( Elvis moves around the house quietly.



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9/19/11 11:27 A

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I have started trying to teach Ember to bark on command. So far when I say "bark" i get a little grunty chirp. It's the cutest little sound ever. I'm beginning to think she just enjoys being the quiet type.

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9/18/11 11:26 A

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Monica barks any time she's ready to come inside and we haven't noticed her yet. Just one bark. She also barks when she gets revved up for a "go" but we work at keeping her calm so we don't encourage it. She is an only grey at our house (which she really enjoys) so we hadn't heard any other barking from her. But when she is around other dogs - grey or not - after she has gotten comfortable with them she lets out an ear-splitting bark in an attempt to initiate play. I don't think she really knows how to play. We've had several fosters to whom she is very aloof unless they are around for over a week. Then she does the barking thing but generally is unsuccessful at engaging them. Monica is a whiner. We've learned that a lot of the time she must just be talking to herself because it appears she isn't looking for anything from us :)

Adopting Monica was one of the best decisions we ever made. She is a big part of our life and is a perfect dog .... except when she's not :)

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9/11/11 9:33 A

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I know what you mean! For such gentle dogs they sure have loud serious-sounding barks! My smaller girl dog actually barks deeper than my guy!

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9/10/11 9:34 P

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Mine did not bark for the first year and a half that I had her - then I moved to a house that she can see outside and she ONLY barks when I or my husband come home- and then only if she has been home alone. It startled the heck out of me the first few times with such a big bark out of a previously quiet dog but now I'm used to it. Too bad she won't bark at strangers!

She does whine though- she can say so much with those whines!

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8/30/11 11:37 A

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It's been interesting, in that Morty never barked at all at first. He was so quiet. But since we've gotten Moxie, the dobe/shepherd mix, it's like he's discovered his inner barker!
If only he'd barked when we had our house broken into. We wouldn't have gotten a second "guard" dog.




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8/28/11 10:38 A

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Razputin, my first grey, rarely barked. If we rooed at him, he would start barking but not much at any other times. He does roo occasionally if he hears a fire siren! lol! BUT, now that we added a second grey, Milenka, the whole situation changed. M'enka does bark and quite loudly. So now Raz barks, but only when she does! M'enka has never rooed though. emoticon

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8/23/11 4:33 P

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Oh yeah. She doesn't bark when she is outside of the house like when we are on a walk. However she loves to bark at stuff outside when she is in the house.

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8/23/11 1:50 P

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Our first grey, Kaleigh, did not bark or roo. If she wanted something she would stare at us and wait until we understood. If it took too long she would poke with her nose. Angel, our present grey, will bark rarely, but will roo to get our attention. Just proves what different personalities they all have.
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8/23/11 12:58 P

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I think barking is just a trait of some greyhounds. Some roo, some whine, some "talk" and some bark. I don't think it matters how many greys you have, I just think it is their personalities. My heart dog, who died from osteosarcoma, only barked once, didn't roo or whine. But he smiled all the time. We just love them all for who they are.

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8/23/11 12:36 P

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Mine has only barked on a handful of occasions:
1. First time a stranger entered our house, bark was accompanied by a growl
2. When we came home after a long day out and she was super excited to go outside
3. At the pet store when she was so excited to see a cage full of kittens up for adoption
4. First time seeing her reflection in our oven door.

Part of me wishes she would bark more or an occasional roo? Most of her communicating is through whining, grunts and sighs which are all adorable.

Does barking increase if you add a second greyhound?




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8/23/11 12:33 P

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I have had 4 greys and all of them barked at one time or another. I have a shy boy now and he barks at everything - cars on our street, people outside, any unusual noise inside, etc. Our other greys only barked sporadically. Our other grey is a whiner so we have a pretty noisy house sometimes. Wouldn't trade them for anything.

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8/23/11 12:06 P

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I have 3 greys now. I have had 5 in my lifetime. All of them bark.

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8/23/11 11:46 A

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Our adopted Grey, Mortlock, has suddenly started barking at the deer when they wander through the yard. It's kind of funny to see... this silent, stoic greyhound start barking, loud and low, startling the deer poking around in my garden.
Does your grey bark?




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