August 15, 2014

Why do German Shepherd dogs “talk”?

Question by jimexcursion: Why do German Shepherds “talk”?
I have 2 German Shepherdd and they do a lot of “talking” to each other. There really isn’t any rhyme or reason to it but it seems to happen more when they are play fighting. Any ideas?

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Answer by pathfinder
I don’t hear any communications going on when I had German Shepherds.,

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  1. julie's_GSD_kir says:

    LOLOLOL…I thought I had the only one who did this! he not only "talks" when he is playing with our puppy, but he also "talks" to me! it's kinda like a whining, barking, howl and he uses different pitches. I never had a dog do this before, so I am assuming he does it to me because he is so attached to me..I call him my "velcro-dog" and he is a 95 pound baby…lol

  2. FairlyErica says:

    Why do birds sing? Why do fish swim? Beats me…. GSDs tend to be vocal dogs. I've got three shepherds, and sometimes I think they're adorable and sometimes they drive me nuts. I wouldn't trade the vocalization though; it's definitely part of their charm.

  3. Questions by Kristin says:

    They love conversation. They probably talk to "each other" because we humans don't understand them and they find our conversation boring and confusing. : )

  4. Well that is a good sign, it means they can talk to each other and that they like each other alot. Also not JUST German Shepherds talk, but i have heard that Schnauzers also talk alot too.. And my silky cross shitzu barks when i play with him, i imagine he is always telling me to throw his toy :). So yea, they just are play fighting, and they love to have a social life too. :D
    Hope this helps.

  5. That "talking" is a German Shepherd breed characteristic.
    They are definitely communicating…

  6. kayanbean24 says:

    every animal has a way of comunicating wih each other. My dogs do the same thing and if u think about it the ARE indeed having a conversation with one another. Some people understand wat their pets are saying while others jus see it as anoying. I bet dogs and other animals get anoyed with peoples talking at times. lol

  7. I have 2 dogs who do the same thing, they're just playing. (one of mine's a 50-lb Lab, and the others a mutt that might weigh 20 lbs soaking wet) :))

  8. Its normal.. They are playing… they are trying to show their dominance over the other. It is something that all dogs do. My German Shepperd will whine at me when i rub her belly. They are big babies hehe

  9. Well, almost all dogs "talk", esp. when their play fighting. Its just a dogs way of communicating.

  10. they are getting along :]]

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