Dog Sounds

Dogs communicate using a variety of sounds, including barks, growls, whines, howls, and yelps. Here's a brief explanation of some common dog sounds and what they might mean:

Dog Barks

Barking is the most common sound that dogs make, and it can have different meanings depending on the situation. Dogs may bark to alert their owners to potential danger or to communicate excitement or playfulness. They may also bark to express frustration or anxiety.

Growls

Growling is a warning sound that dogs use to communicate aggression or displeasure. It can be a sign that a dog is feeling threatened or is trying to establish dominance over another dog or person.

Whines

Dogs often whine to express a variety of emotions, including anxiety, fear, and frustration. They may also whine to seek attention or to communicate a desire for something, such as food or water.

Howls

Howling is a vocalization that is most commonly associated with wolves, but dogs also howl. Dogs may howl to communicate with other dogs in their pack or to express loneliness or separation anxiety.

Yelps

Yelps are high-pitched sounds that dogs make when they are in pain or distress. Dogs may also yelp to communicate fear or excitement.

It's important to note that while these sounds can be indicative of a dog's emotions or intentions, they should be considered in context with other body language cues and the situation at hand.

Library Waveform Filename add Description info Channels Duration ShortID Category Subcategory
1 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD_1115Dog,Speak,I Luv Y_5.wav Dog Speak I Luv You 2 Long
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1.0 0:02

Animal

Dog

Dog Vocalization
2 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Dist,Yap,x2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Dist, Yap, X2
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
3 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Female,4 Years Old,Grunt,Snort,Breaths.wav Bulldog, Female, 4 Years Old, Grunt, Snort, Breaths
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7.0 0:03Animal Dog Bulldog
4 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-L_11.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Large Breed - MCU - Barks
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Barking
5 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Whine to Growl,Sad.wav Bull-Terrier, Whine To Growl, Sad
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1.0 0:03Animal Dog Bull Terrier
6 Sonopedia DogGoldendoodle_S08AN.85.wav Animal, Dog, Goldendoodle, In, Cage, Bark, Movement
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2.0 0:08Animal Dog Dog
7 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Husky2 Happy Barks 03.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Husky 2, Short Happy, High Pitch Barks And Whines, Large Room
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2.0 0:11Animal Dog Dog Barking Happy
8 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Large,Barks,Slow,Int.wav Dog, Bark: Dog Large Barks Slow Int
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1.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Barking
9 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,A,Growl,Soft,Perturbed.wav Dog A Growl Soft Perturbed
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5.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Growl
10 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Huff,x2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Huff, X2
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
11 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-M_25.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Medium Small Breed - CU - Excited Whine
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1.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Whine
12 Rob Nokes Sound Library Doberman,Mouth,Lick Chops.wav Doberman, Mouth, Lick Chops
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Doberman
13 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_98,Jack Russell,Whimper,Solemn.wav Jack Russell Whimper Solemn
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
14 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Bark,Excited,Growl1.wav Dog, Bark: Dog Small Bark Excited Growl 1
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1.0 0:09Animal Dog Dog Growl
15 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_10.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Yappy Bark W Pant
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Barking Happy
16 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Shrill.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Shrill
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
17 SoundStorm Library Animals-DogsBark-Int-Distan.wav Animals - Dogs Bark - Int - Distant - Two Dogs Barking In Spurts With Quiet Inbetween, Single Strong Barks Overlapping, Some Whimpering, Plane By, Birds Chirping In Background,
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2.0 1:09Animal Dog Dog
18 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Years Old,Barks,x2,Groan.wav Dog Lab 6 Years Old Barks X2 Groan
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3.0 0:03Animal Dog Lab
19 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Bark,Throaty.wav Dog, Bark, Throaty
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
20 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Exhale,Heavy,Single.wav Dog: Dog Small Exhale Heavy Single
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Breath
21 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_42.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Yappy Bark
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking Happy
22 SoundStorm Library Dogs-Doberman-Close-Up-2B_2.wav Dogs - Doberman - Close-Up - 2 Barks, Light Snarling And Panting
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Panting
23 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library Aireda_BBC-Historical_2D 5.wav Animal, Dog: Airedalebarks Once.
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Barking
24 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Years Old,Panting,Fast.wav Dog Lab 6 Years Old Panting Fast
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5.0 0:03Animal Dog Lab
25 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog Collar,Tag,Jingle,Ring,1.wav Dog Collar Tag Jingle Ring 1
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1.0 0:05Animal Dog
26 SoundStorm Library Dogs-JackRussellTerrier-Int.wav Dogs - Jack Russell Terrier - Int - Close-Up - MCU - Whimpers And Whines, Soft
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Whimper
27 Masters Workshop Dog,Lhasa Apso,Bark,Single,1.wav Animal, Dog: Dog Lhasa Apso Bark Single 1
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
28 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-S_22.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Small Breed - CU - Whines, Sad, Hungry
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Whine
29 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Growls,Vicious.wav Dog: Dog Small Growls Vicious
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1.0 0:15Animal Dog Dog Growl
30 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_74.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Panting Grunts
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Panting
31 SoundStorm Library Dogs-Doberman-Close-Up-Soft.wav Dogs - Doberman - Close-Up - Soft Snarls And Pants
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Snarl
32 BBC Sound Effects Library DogsDachshunds.BBC.EC86Cb.wav Animal, Dog: Dachshund Barking, Interior.
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2.0 1:39Animal Dog Dog Barking
33 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Bark,Short.wav Dog: Dog Bark Short
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
34 SoundStorm Library Dogs-LargeSizedDog-Ext-D_10.wav Dogs - Large Sized Dog - Ext - Distant - Assortment Of Barks In Volume And Timbre, Very Distant Scattered Barking, Very Reverberant, BG Birds
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2.0 0:08Animal Dog Dog Barking Distant
35 Masters Workshop Dogs,Lhasa Apso,Bark,Converse.wav Animal, Dog: Dogs Lhasa Apso Bark Converse
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Barking
36 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-S_54.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Small Breed - MCU - Whimpery Bark
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Whimper
37 SoundStorm Library Dogs-JackRussellTerrier-_10.wav Dogs - Jack Russell Terrier - Int - Close-Up - MCU - Bark, Whine And Whimper
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Whimper
38 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library DogsBa_BBC-Historical_2B 8.wav Animal, Dog: Dogs Barking. (Breed Unknown.)
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2.0 0:51Animal Dog Dog Barking
39 SoundStorm Library Dogs-SingleDog-Ext-Distan_4.wav Dogs - Single Dog - Ext - Distant - 2 Barks Of Medium Deep Timbre, Reverb, BG Rush
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Barking Distant
40 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Apt. Dog Whine 02.wav Animal, Dog: Animal, Interior, Dog Wines In Room In Apt. Recorded Outside Door
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2.0 0:18Animal Dog Dog Whine
41 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-LargeDogs.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Large Dogs - Ext - Medium Distant - Barking Dog, Very Distant Barks In Response
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2.0 0:10Animal Dog Dog Barking Distant
42 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-DogBarks-.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dog Barks - MCU - Medium Size Dog Barks, Not To Vicious
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1.0 0:48Animal Dog Dog Barking Vicious
43 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Speak,Groan.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Speak, Groan
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
44 Rob Nokes Sound Library Golden Lab,2 Months,Whine,Moan.wav Golden Lab 2 Months Whine Moan
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Lab
45 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Year Old,Breaths,Raw,Whine.wav Dog Lab 6 Year Old Breaths Raw Whine
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5.0 0:04Animal Dog Lab
46 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Cry,Choppy.wav Sheepdog, Cry, Choppy
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
47 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Female,4 Years Old,Snore,Lurching,BG Car Pass.wav Bulldog, Female, 4 Years Old, Snore, Lurching, BG Car Pass
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6.0 1:09Animal Dog Bulldog
48 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Whimper,Yip.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Whimper, Yip
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
49 Rob Nokes Sound Library Human,Male,Bark,Dog,Imitate,Growl.wav Human Male Bark Dog Imitate Grow l
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5.0 0:43Animal Dog Dog Barking
50 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Labrador,Chocolate Lab,7 Years Old,Snort,Breaths,Claws,Tug of War.wav Dog C Snort Breaths Claws Tug Of War
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4.0 0:34Animal Dog Dog Snort
51 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Mouth,Moves.wav Sheepdog, Mouth, Moves
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
52 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Poodle,Whine,Soft,BG Dog,1.wav Dog Poodle Whine Soft BG Dog 1
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5.0 0:15Animal Dog Poodle
53 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Bark,Medium Distant,x2.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Bark, Medium Distant, X2
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4.0 0:01Animal Dog Bulldog
54 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Breath,Grunts.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Grunts
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1.0 0:12Animal Dog Sheepdog
55 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_33,Jack Russell,Growl,x4.wav Jack Russell Growl X4
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Jack Russell
56 BBC Sound Effects Library DogGreyhound.BBC.EC172Bd.wav Animal, Dog: Greyhound Racing, General Atmosphere.
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2.0 3:16Animal Dog Dog Barking
57 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Female,Bark,Howl,Thin,Bark,Growl.wav Dog Cimarron Female Bark Howl Thin Bark Growl
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5.0 0:08Animal Dog Cimarron
58 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Dist,x2b.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Dist, X2b
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
59 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Siberian,Puppy,Female,Yelps,x2.wav Dog Siberian Puppy Female Yelps X2
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4.0 0:01Animal Dog Siberian Puppy
60 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Growl,Light,Breaths.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Growl, Light, Breaths
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4.0 0:09Animal Dog Bulldog
61 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Breath,Swell.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Swell
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1.0 0:05Animal Dog Sheepdog
62 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_65,Jack Russell,Howl,Moan,Weak.wav Jack Russell Howl Moan Weak
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
63 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dogs-Collar Moves-Metal,Handle,Shake,Moves,Fast,Soft,Calm,Close Up,Interior.wav Dogs: Collar Moves: Metal, Handle, Shake, Moves, Fast, Soft, Calm, Close Up, Interior
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1.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Collar
64 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library Maltese_BBC-Historical_2D 8.wav Animal, Dog: Maltese Terrier Barking.
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2.0 0:08Animal Dog Dog Barking
65 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,6 Years Old,Breaths,Cry,Snorts,2 - some faint background birds.wav Bulldog, Male, 6 Years Old, Breaths, Cry, Snorts, 2 - Some Faint Background Birds
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2.0 0:23Animal Dog Bulldog
66 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Breaths,Fuss,Play.wav Dog, Breaths, Fuss, Play
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1.0 0:10Animal Dog Dog Breath
67 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Female,6 Years Old,Pant,Raw,Up,Swallow,Away,A Bit of Collar at End.wav Bulldog, Female, 6 Years Old, Pant, Raw, Up, Swallow, Away, A Bit Of Collar At End.L
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6.0 0:19Animal Dog Bulldog
68 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Pant,Tired - some moves.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Pant, Tired - Some Moves
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1.0 0:08Animal Dog Bulldog
69 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolf-In_7.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolf - Int - CU - Growl And Bark
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Growl
70 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Shepherd,7 Years Old,Bark,Growls,Soft.wav Dog Shepherd 7 Years Old Bark Growls Soft
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4.0 0:05Animal Dog Shepherd
71 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Feet,Claws,Scramble,Lite.wav Dog: Dog Feet Claws Scramble Lite
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2.0 0:13Animal Dog Dog Footsteps
72 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX EXT Small Dog Bark Close 02.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Exterior, Small Dog, Long Bark, High Pitch Howl And Growl, Close
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Growl
73 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library Spring_BBC-Historical_2F 3.wav Animal, Dog: SpringerSpaniel Barking, Growling And Panting.
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2.0 1:07Animal Dog Dog Growl
74 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Female,Howl,x2.wav Dog Cimarron Female Howl X2
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5.0 0:04Animal Dog Cimarron
75 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,18 Months Old,Eat,Fast,Grunts,Smack.wav Bulldog, Male, 18 Months Old, Eat, Fast, Grunts, Smack
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7.0 0:20Animal Dog Bulldog
76 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bearded Collie,Run,Bark,Int.wav Bearded Collie, Run, Bark, Int
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1.0 0:21Animal Dog Bearded Collie
77 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,6 Years Old,Sniffs,Grunts,Subtle.wav Bulldog, Male, 6 Years Old, Sniffs, Grunts, Subtle.L
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6.0 0:06Animal Dog Bulldog
78 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_90.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Low Pitched Angry Barks And Growls, Slow
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Growl
79 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolve_128.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - CU - Angry Barks And Growls
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2.0 0:16Animal Dog Dog Growl
80 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,German Shepherd,Yelp,Restrained.wav Dog German Shepherd Yelp Restrained
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5.0 0:01Animal Dog German Shepherd
81 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Groans,Moo,Bark.wav Dog: Dog Groans Moo Bark
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2.0 0:07Animal Dog Dog Groan
82 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Whimper,Protest.wav Dog: Dog Whimper Protest
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Whimper
83 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Small Dog Growl 01.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Small Dog, Whiney Growl
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2.0 0:07Animal Dog Dog Growl
84 BBC Nature Sound Effects Library DingoMcugrowls17211.wav Dingo. Mcu Growls From Male To Pups. Also Some Sounds Of Movement & Buzzing Flies. Occasional Distant Bird Calls. Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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2.0 0:56Animal Dog Dingo Canis Familiaris Dingo
85 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Male,5 Years Old,Breaths,Harsh,x3.wav Dog D Breaths Harsh X3
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5.0 0:07Animal Dog Dog Breath
86 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Assent,x2,2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Assent, X2, 2
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
87 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,18 Months Old,Snarl,Sharp.wav Bulldog, Male, 18 Months Old, Snarl, Sharp
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6.0 0:03Animal Dog Bulldog
88 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-D_15.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Doberman Pinscher - MCU - Barks And Growl W CU Throaty Grumbling Growl
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Growl
89 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Growl,Fury.wav Bull-Terrier, Growl, Fury
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Bull Terrier
90 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_41.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Extremely Vicious Barking
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2.0 0:54Animal Dog Dog Barking Vicious
91 Rob Nokes Sound Library Golden Lab,2 Months,Whine,Complain.wav Golden Lab 2 Months Whine Complain
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Lab
92 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Growls,Long,Loud and Weak.wav Dog: Dog Growls Long Loud And Weak
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Growl
93 Sounddogs Sound Library Dogs,Large,Bark,Dist,Int.wav Dog, Bark: Dogs Large Bark Dist Int
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1.0 0:21Animal Dog Dog Barking
94 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Husky1 BR Bark 01.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Husky 1, Barks In Small Room, Squeaky, Short Barks With Short Howl
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2.0 0:15Animal Dog Dog Barking
95 SoundStorm Library Dogs-PitBull-Int-MCU-Barkin.wav Dogs - Pit Bull - Int - MCU - Barking, Panting
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2.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Panting
96 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX Dog FS On Porch 04.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Footsteps On Wood Floor Turning With Collar, Real Dog
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2.0 0:09Animal Dog Dog Footsteps
97 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-DogsBarki.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs Barking - Ext - Medium - Two Medium Dogs Barking And Howling With O S Spanish Male Walla
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2.0 0:34Animal Dog Dog Howl
98 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-DogBark_1.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dog Barking - Ext - Medium - Medium Large Dog Barking O S Crickets And Distant Electrical Transformer Buzz, Very Distant Walla
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2.0 1:09Animal Dog Dog Barking Distant
99 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Snorty.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Snorty
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
100 Rob Nokes Sound Library Golden Lab,2 Months,Whine,Frantic.wav Golden Lab 2 Months Whine Frantic
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Lab