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,Bark,Dist,Yap,x2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Dist, Yap, X2
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1.0 0:01

Animal

Dog

Sheepdog
2 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Groan,Hmmm,Close.wav Dog: Dog Small Groan Hmmm Close
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Groan
3 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
4 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Large,Barks,Excited,Groan.wav Dog, Bark: Dog Large Barks Excited Groan
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1.0 0:04Animal Dog Dog Groan
5 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Small Dog Bark Howl 06.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Small Dog Barks, Squeaky Howling Bark
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Barking
6 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Bark,Throaty.wav Dog, Bark, Throaty
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
7 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_82,Jack Russell,Moan,Warble,Wary.wav Jack Russell Moan Warble Wary
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
8 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
9 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Huff,x2.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Huff, X2
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
10 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Snort,Whine,Sad,Long.wav Dog: Dog Small Snort Whine Sad Long
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Whine
11 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
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 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
14 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Boxer Panting 01.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Boxer Breathing And Panting, Licking Lips, Calm
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2.0 1:01Animal Dog Dog Lick
15 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
16 Rob Nokes Sound Library SHD23_B3,Jack Russell,Whine,Rasp,3.wav Jack Russell Whine Rasp 3
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Jack Russell
17 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
18 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Shrill.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Shrill
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
19 SoundStorm Library Dogs-LargeDog-Int-ECUToCl_2.wav Dogs - Large Dog - Int - ECU To Close-Up - Pants, Licks Chops, Light Whining, Groan, Sneeze
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2.0 1:26Animal Dog Dog Whine
20 BBC Sound Effects Library DogsDachshunds.BBC.EC86Cb.wav Animal, Dog: Dachshund Barking, Interior.
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2.0 1:39Animal Dog Dog Barking
21 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
22 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX INT Husky2 Bark Howl 03.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Husky 2, Squeaky Barks And Whiney Moans, Large Room
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2.0 0:08Animal Dog Dog Whine
23 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Bark,Short.wav Dog: Dog Bark Short
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
24 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Years Old,Groan,Shrill,Warble,Snorts.wav Dog Lab 6 Years Old Groan Shrill Warble Snorts
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5.0 0:04Animal Dog Lab
25 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
26 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Sneeze,Short.wav Dog: Dog Sneeze Short
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
27 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
28 SoundStorm Library Dogs-PitBull-Int-MCU-Bark_2.wav Dogs - Pit Bull - Int - MCU - Barking, Panting
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2.0 0:11Animal Dog Dog Panting
29 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
30 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
31 Rob Nokes Sound Library Pomeranian,Cry,1.wav Pomeranian Cry 1 Int Quiet Small Dog A Little Noisy
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Pomeranian
32 BBC Nature Sound Effects Library DomesticDogStud15121.wav Domestic Dog. Studio Recording Of Collie Dog (exact Breed Unknown). Cu Whines. Also Panting & Some Sounds Of Movement. Bristol, UK
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2.0 0:32Animal Dog Domestic Dog Canis Familiaris
33 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Whimper,Weak.wav Dog: Dog Whimper Weak
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Whimper
34 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
35 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
36 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Bulldog-I.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Bulldog - Int - ECU - Snoring - Short And Quick
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1.0 0:39Animal Dog Dog Breath
37 Masters Workshop Dog,Lhasa Apso,Bark,Furious.wav Animal, Dog: Dog Lhasa Apso Bark Furious
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Barking
38 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_74.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Continuous Angry Barks And Growls
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2.0 0:17Animal Dog Dog Growl
39 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Lab,6 Year Old,Mutter,Screechy,Subtle.wav Dog Lab 6 Year Old Mutter Screechy Subtle
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5.0 0:06Animal Dog Lab
40 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Speak,Groan.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Speak, Groan
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
41 Sonopedia DogAkitaChewToy_S08AN.61.wav Animal, Dog, Akita, Chew, Toy, Pull, From, Hand, Growl
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Cry,Choppy.wav Sheepdog, Cry, Choppy
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
46 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Siberian,Puppy,Female,Yelps,Anxious,Diminish - BG Traffic.wav Dog Siberian Puppy Female Yelps Anxious Diminish - BG Traffic
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4.0 0:06Animal Dog Siberian Puppy
47 Masters Workshop Dog,Lhasa Apso,Run,Away.wav Animal, Dog: Dog Lhasa Apso Run Away
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Footsteps
48 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves-_7.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Fierce, Menacing Barking And Growling
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Growl
49 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Labrador,Chocolate Lab,7 Years Old,Whine,Moan,Diminish.wav Dog C Whine Moan Diminish
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5.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Whine
50 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Whimper,Yip.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Whimper, Yip
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
51 Sonopedia DogMuttBarkWhiny_S08AN.93.wav Animal, Dog, Mutt, Bark, Whiny
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-B_99.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Bull Terrier - CU - Grunts
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Grunt
56 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Mouth,Moves.wav Sheepdog, Mouth, Moves
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Sheepdog
57 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Bark,Gruff,Series - faint BG crowd.wav Dog, Bark, Gruff, Series - Faint BG Crowd
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2.0 0:39Animal Dog Dog Barking
58 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX Dog FS On Porch 01.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Interior, Footsteps On Wood Floor Turning With Collar, Real Dog
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2.0 0:05Animal Dog Dog Footsteps
59 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Cimarron,Female,Barks,Growling.wav Dog Cimarron Female Barks Growling
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5.0 0:02Animal Dog Cimarron
60 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Breath,Grunts.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Grunts
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1.0 0:12Animal Dog Sheepdog
61 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
62 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 0:02Animal Dog Dog Vocalization
63 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-D_31.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Doberman Pinschers - CU - Pack Of Vicious Dogs Bark Loudly, Alarmed
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2.0 0:13Animal Dog Dog Barking Aggressive
64 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Bark,Dist,x2b.wav Sheepdog, Bark, Dist, X2b
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
65 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Male,6 Years Old,Breaths,Open Mouth,Fast,Some Collar.wav Bulldog, Male, 6 Years Old, Breaths, Open Mouth, Fast, Some Collar.M
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1.0 0:11Animal Dog Bulldog
66 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX EXT Small Dog Bark 10.wav Animal, Dog: Dog, Exterior, Small Dog, Long Bark, High Pitch Howl And Growl
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2.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Growl
67 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolf-I_10.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolf - Int - CU - Fierce Bark And Growl
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Growl
68 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Breath,Swell.wav Sheepdog, Breath, Swell
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1.0 0:05Animal Dog Sheepdog
69 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
70 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-Larg.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Large Breed - Medium Pov - Watchful Or Playfull Barks
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Barking Playful
71 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Breaths,Fuss,Play.wav Dog, Breaths, Fuss, Play
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1.0 0:10Animal Dog Dog Breath
72 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bulldog,Female,6 Years Old,Bark,x3,Breaths.wav Bulldog, Female, 6 Years Old, Bark, X3, Breaths
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2.0 0:04Animal Dog Bulldog
73 BBC Sound Effects Library DogsLabradors.BBC.EC86Ae.wav Animal, Dog: Labrador Growling, Exterior.
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2.0 1:02Animal Dog Dog Growl
74 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolve_120.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - CU - Barks And Growls, Fast And Angry, Multiple Wolves
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2.0 0:17Animal Dog Dog Growl
75 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
76 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Dogs-Me_5.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Dogs - Medium Small Breed - Medium Pov - Upset, Aggressive Barks
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Barking Aggressive
77 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
78 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
79 BBC Sound Effects Library DogTerrier.BBC.EC86Dd.wav Animal, Dog: Sealyham Terrier Yelping And Barking, Interior.
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2.0 0:33Animal Dog Dog Barking
80 SoundStorm Library DogsWolvesCoyotes-Wolves_33.wav Dogs Wolves Coyotes - Wolves - Int - CU - Low, Aggressive Growls And Angry Barks
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2.0 0:09Animal Dog Dog Barking Aggressive
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 BBC Sound Effects Library Huskies.BBC.ECD65b.wav Animal, Huskies: Single Sledge Pass
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2.0 0:11Animal Dog Huskies
85 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Big,Growl,Vicious,Deep.wav Dog: Dog Big Growl Vicious Deep
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Growl
86 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
87 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
88 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Old,Barks,Angry,Rough1.wav Dog: Dog Old Barks Angry Rough1
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2.0 0:12Animal Dog Dog Barking
89 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
90 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
91 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Groans,Breathy.wav Dog: Dog Groans Breathy
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2.0 0:06Animal Dog Dog Groan
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Small,Bark,Excited,Low10.wav Dog, Bark: Dog Small Bark Excited Low 10
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1.0 0:02Animal Dog Dog Barking
96 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
97 Rob Nokes Sound Library Bull-Terrier,Growl,Fury.wav Bull-Terrier, Growl, Fury
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Bull Terrier
98 Sounddogs Sound Library Dog,Groans,Struggle.wav Dog: Dog Groans Struggle
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2.0 0:01Animal Dog Dog Groan
99 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sheepdog,Croak,Wet,Gulp.wav Sheepdog, Croak, Wet, Gulp
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1.0 0:01Animal Dog Sheepdog
100 Rob Nokes Sound Library Dog,Siberian,Puppy,Female,Barks,x3,Pant.wav Dog Siberian Puppy Female Barks X3 Pant
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4.0 0:02Animal Dog Siberian Puppy