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 Sheepdog,Breath,Wet.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Wet
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1.0 0:03

Animal

Dog

Sheepdog
2 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-D_23.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Doberman Pinschers - CU - 2 Dogs Bark, Growl, Snort, Throaty Growls And Snarls
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Snarl
3 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,6 Years Old,Eat Biscuit,Messy,Sniffs,1.wav Bulldog, Male, 6 Years Old, Eat Biscuit, Messy, Sniffs, 1.L
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6.0 0:09Animal Dog Bulldog
4 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
5 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Bark,Single,Gruff.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Bark, Single, Gruff
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4.0 0:01Animal Dog Bulldog
6 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Bark,Rough,Howl,Angry1.wav Dog: Dog Bark Rough Howl Angry1
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1.0 0:12Animal Dog Dog Barking
7 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
8 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
9 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-La_4.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Large Breed - Medium Pov - Watchful Or Playfull Barks
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking Playful
10 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
11 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
12 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Play,Breaths,Scamper - some faint BG traffic.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Play, Breaths, Scamper - Some Faint BG Traffic
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4.0 0:09Animal Dog Bulldog
13 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Barks,Med Close.wav Dog: Dog Barks Med Close
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2.0 1:02Animal Dog Dog Barking
14 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
15 BBC Sound Effects Library DogsDachshunds.BBC.EC86Cb.wav Animal, Dog: Dachshund Barking, Interior.
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2.0 1:39Animal Dog Dog Barking
16 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-M_33.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Medium Small Breed - CU - Excited Whiney Bark
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1.0 0:17Animal Dog Dog Whine
17 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
18 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Growls,Vicious.wav Dog: Dog Small Growls Vicious
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1.0 0:15Animal Dog Dog Growl
19 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Breaths,Inhale,Stagger.wav Bull-Terrier, Breaths, Inhale, Stagger
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Bull Terrier
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Terrier,Barks,Shrieks,Hyper.wav Dog: Dog Terrier Barks Shrieks Hyper
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
25 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Growl,Snappy.wav Bull-Terrier, Growl, Snappy
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Bull Terrier
26 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
27 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Male,Whine,Sweet.wav Dog Cimarron Male Whine Sweet
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5.0 0:01Animal Dog Cimarron
28 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
29 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
30 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Lap,Water,Fast.wav Sheepdog, Lap, Water, Fast
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1.0 0:16Animal Dog Sheepdog
31 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
32 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Wolfhound,Whines,Moan.wav Dog: Dog Wolfhound Whines Moan
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Whine
33 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Whine,Tiny,Sharp.wav Bull-Terrier, Whine, Tiny, Sharp
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Bull Terrier
34 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,6 Years Old,Bark,Groan,Distressed.wav Bulldog, Male, 6 Years Old, Bark, Groan, Distressed
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Bulldog
35 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Shepherd,4 Years Old,Male,Bark,Startled,Settle.wav Dog Shepherd 4 Years Old Male Bark Startled Settle
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4.0 0:04Animal Dog Shepherd
36 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD_1107Dog,Speak,I Luv _10.wav Dog Speak I Luv You 8 Med
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Vocalization
37 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
38 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Whine,Stutter.wav Sheepdog, Whine, Stutter
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1.0 0:03Animal Dog Sheepdog
39 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
40 Sonopedia DogAkitaPuppy_S08AN.69.wav Animal, Dog, Akita, Puppy, Whine, In, Cage
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog
41 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
42 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-_122.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Grunts
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Grunt
43 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,18 Months Old,Breaths,Ragged,Snarls.wav Bulldog, Male, 18 Months Old, Breaths, Ragged, Snarls
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6.0 0:09Animal Dog Bulldog
44 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Shepherd,7 Years Old,Barks,x3,Hard,Slow.wav Dog Shepherd 7 Years Old Barks X3 Hard Slow
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4.0 0:05Animal Dog Shepherd
45 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX EXT Small Dog Bark Close 10.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Exterior, Small Dog, Long Bark, High Pitch Howl And Growl, Close
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2.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Growl
46 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, 2
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
47 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD_1139Dog,Speak,You,2.wav Dog Speak You 2
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Vocalization
48 Rob Nokes Sound Library Golden Lab,2 Months,Whine,Timid,Chitter.wav Golden Lab 2 Months Whine Timid Chitter
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3.0 0:16Animal Dog Lab
49 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
50 Rob Nokes Sound Library Jack Russell,Bark,x2,Listless.wav Jack Russell, Bark, X2, Listless
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Jack Russell
51 Sonopedia DogWheatenTerrier_S08AN.101.wav Animal, Dog, Wheaten, Terrier, Bark
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog
52 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
53 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_26.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Yappy Barks W Panting
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Panting
54 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,German Shepherd,Yelps,Whine,1.wav Dog German Shepherd Yelps Whine 1
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5.0 0:05Animal Dog German Shepherd
55 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,18 Months Old,Scamper,Movement.wav Bulldog, Male, 18 Months Old, Scamper, Movement
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7.0 0:05Animal Dog Bulldog
56 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX EXT Dogs Bark City 01.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Exterior, Group Of Dogs In City Backyard Very Angry Pack Of Dogs
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2.0 0:09Animal Dog Dog Barking
57 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_90,Jack Russell,Sniff,x2,Soft.wav Jack Russell Sniff X2 Soft
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
58 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Dist,Happy.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Dist, Happy
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
59 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_09,Jack Russell,Breath,Gasp,x2.wav Jack Russell Breath Gasp X2
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
60 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
61 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
62 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_58.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Whining And Panting
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Panting
63 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Female,4 Years Old,Breaths,Open Mouth,Sniffs,Faint BG.wav Bulldog, Female, 4 Years Old, Breaths, Open Mouth, Sniffs, Faint BG
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6.0 0:09Animal Dog Bulldog
64 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Husky1 Happy Bark 03.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Husky 1, Happy Barks, Short Moaning Howl After Each, Squeaky, Large Room
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2.0 0:16Animal Dog Dog Barking Happy
65 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_C1,Jack Russell,Whine,x6,Checked.wav Jack Russell Whine X6 Checked
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Jack Russell
66 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Hard,x2,2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Hard, X2, 2
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
67 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_41,Jack Russell,Howl,Moan,Crazy.wav Jack Russell Howl Moan Crazy
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
68 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_90.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Grunts
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Grunt
69 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-PuliBarki.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Puli Barking - MCU - Lots Of Examples, Trainer's Voice Sometimes Audible
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2.0 1:07Animal Dog Dog Barking
70 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Husky2 Whiney Howl 02.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Husky 2, Whining Howls, Low, Very Squeaky, Large Room
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2.0 0:17Animal Dog Dog Whine
71 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Years Old,Groans,Shrill,x2.wav Dog Lab 6 Years Old Groans Shrill X2
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5.0 0:08Animal Dog Lab
72 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Phleghm.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Phleghm
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
73 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_73,Jack Russell,Lick,PeanutBtr,3.wav Jack Russell Lick PeanutBtr 3
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2.0 0:15Animal Dog Jack Russell
74 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Barks,Two,Big.wav Dog: Dog Barks Two Big
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
75 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_66.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Deep Growls And Furious Yelps
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Dog Growl
76 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolve_112.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - CU - Barks And Growls, Fast And Angry
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Growl
77 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD17_45,Pomeranian,Growl,Inquisitive.wav SHD17_45, Pomeranian, Growl, Inquisitive
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Pomeranian
78 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Speak,Words,2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Speak, Words, 2
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
79 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Groan,Short,No.wav Dog: Dog Groan Short No
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Groan
80 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_98.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Low Pitched Angry Barks And Growls, Slow
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Growl
81 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_25.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Menacing Growl And Quick Sharp Barks
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Growl
82 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-S_14.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Small Breed - MCU - Whines, Sad, Wanting
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Whine
83 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,x2,Vicious.wav Sheepdog, Bark, X2, Vicious
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
84 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Groans,Short,High.wav Dog: Dog Groans Short High
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Groan
85 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Siberian,Puppy,Female,Yelps,Howls,Complex.wav Dog Siberian Puppy Female Yelps Howls Complex
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4.0 0:02Animal Dog Siberian Puppy
86 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_57.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Continuous Barking And Growling
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Growl
87 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Bark,Excited.wav Dog, Bark, Excited
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
88 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-S_46.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Small Breed - MCU - Whimper, Whine
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Whimper
89 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Breath,Mouth.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Mouth
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2.0 0:03Animal Dog Sheepdog
90 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Growls,Short Threat.wav Dog: Dog Growls Short Threat
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Growl
91 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD_0268Bull-Terrier,Whine,.wav Bull-Terrier Whine Arp Quiet
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Bulldog
92 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
93 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,3 Years Old,Bark,Growling,x4.wav Bulldog, Male, 3 Years Old, Bark, Growling, X4
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4.0 0:15Animal Dog Bulldog
94 Rob Nokes Sound Library Weimaraner,Female,5 Years Old,Exterior,Barks,x2,Gasp.wav Weimaraner, Female, 5 Years Old, Exterior, Barks, X2, Gasp
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Weimaraner
95 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-Sm_8.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Small Breed - MCU - Whines, Sad, Wanting
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Whine
96 BBC Sound Effects Library DogsHuskies.BBC.EC86Hc.wav Animal, Dog: Malamute Alaskan Huskies Screaming, Exterior.
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2.0 1:07Animal Dog Dog Barking
97 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Whine,Jerky.wav Sheepdog, Whine, Jerky
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1.0 0:05Animal Dog Sheepdog
98 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Female,Bark,Howl,Long,Barks,Playful.wav Dog Cimarron Female Bark Howl Long Barks Playful
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5.0 0:05Animal Dog Cimarron
99 Sonopedia DogAkitaPuppy_S08AN.64.wav Animal, Dog, Akita, Puppy, Bark, Whine
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog
100 Masters Workshop Dog,Lhasa Apso,Bark,MedDist.wav Animal, Dog: Dog Lhasa Apso Bark Med Dist
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking