“What the hell is that? Is that a dog?!” I asked incredulously. Turns out it was. Apparently the dogs in this country make different noises than the traditional “bark bark” I grew up hearing.
It all started back in 2013 while learning Bahasa Indonesia in Indonesia (no surprise there) after I was astonished when my friend and teacher Chika drew a picture of a little dog with a talk bubble that read “guk guk”
She explained to me that in Indonesia dogs don’t go “bark bark” or “woof woof,” they say “guk guk.” So this got me thinking: What other crazy noises do dogs around the world make?
Between my subsequent travels and through conversations with other travelers, I have composed a list of the sound dogs make, broken down alphabetically by country.
What sound do the dogs make in your country? Let us all know using the comment form at the end of this post!
|Lithuania||“au au” (oww oww)|
|Philippines||“ja ja” / “to to” (two-two)|
|Poland||“chał chał” (how how)|
|Russia||“gav gav” / “vav vav” (whav whav)|
|United States||“bark bark” / “woof woof”|
|Vietnam||“don’t eat me!”|
Okay, that last one might not be entirely true. But I’m sure a smart person like you already realized that.
What sound do dogs make in your country?
(And yes, this is an example of some of the useless but interesting things you learn when you wander the globe at a much slower pace. Welcome to my life.)