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A dog I had did have a wide variety of dog sounds - more than other dogs. So that could be construed as language variations.
My cat has quite a number of different vocalizations and cats in nature don't meow at other cats - they do this to communicate with humans. Dogs definitely bark at each other but their barks do change when they are communicating with us.
Every cat and dog develops a passable facsimile of Now! when they want to be fed.
I think their oral communications with us constitutes a language. I know when cat wants food, when he is not happy with said food, when he is unhappy with his toileting situation and when he wants to hang out with me and we he wants playtime and when he thinks we have gone to bed too early. Ditto with the dog I used to have.10
If I'm a dog, I bark at you, and you know what I mean. . . does that mean we are barking in the same language?48
I live in an apartment building that welcomes pets. We have so many dogs here I feel like I live in the Pet Smart store.🐩🐕🐈🐈⬛🦮🐕🦺🐶
From what I gather from listening to them constantly barking is they may bark different, but they do understand each other. GRRR10
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This question made me think of this scene in 101 Dalmatians lol. Maybe they do all bark the same language and warn each other if danger.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ed_Kxyqgp1c16
I let both my dogs out the one evening before bed, and I heard the big dog barking at the little one. The little one went out further in the yard. A Timber Wolf was on the edge of the opening in the woodland watching them.
The big dog was warning my little dog to come back, the little one came running back and the Timber Wolf was gone by the time I got out the back door.
I am pretty sure they talk to one another.10
Same basic language, but possibly different dialects. Same with social norms. I think the social norms of one pack of canines is somewhat different than the norms for a different pack. Same with different herds of elephants, pods of whales, or any other group of animals.
So I think it's possible for dogs or other animals to miscommunicate, or make social mistakes because of different cultural backgrounds.10
what a great question, you may be the "cats meow".
Dogs understand each other without much effort, they work out their arrangements.
It could be these are very basic structures of communication they understand. It could be there's differing meanings but within the whole of body langauge, behavior, odor, they still can figure out what it means.
don't know... I'd assume there are variations.0
What a fun question!
It's all the same. If I take my dog to Germany or Japan, they'll bark at each other and understand each other.
As for other commands in our spoken human languages that's (literally) a different discussion.11
I have enough on my mind without your interesting yet non-important questions 😂12
no American dogs bark in English and Italian dogs bark in Italian.113
Dogs use different barks and growls to communicate different things. Turns out dogs do have their own language they use to talk to each other! Like us, dogs use their body language and other actions to send signs to fellow dogs to speak.10
Different breads of dogs definitely tend to have some variation in their style of vocalizations.10
Obviously, have you ever stepped into a dog pound? Shit sounds like walking through a prison.10
My robot dog barks in C. For example:
/* I have to poop! */10
I think they do speak the same language. But I also definitely DO think they have accents! As a matter of fact, I KNOW they have accents! Because I can hear them! Lol10
I doubt that dogs have as many words in their barks as a typical human language but their body language and gestures do get their point across.10
I think the vocalizations of other animals are universal among their particular species where a whale can communicate a great distance away from another one.10
Yes, they just recognize the command of their owner.10
Yes, they all bark the same language
you know i've often wondered about this myself. i think dogs do bark and communicate in different languages but they also communicate through body language and growling as a form of communication12
Dogs are social den animals; therefore, nature has selected for universal dog communication and cooperation10
I think they understand each other not that I'm even close to being a expert20
I think they understand each others inflections and probably the tone.10
They share a universal bark language with some variations. For example, all of them have the category "warning bark," but some areas have many nuances and varieties of warning bark, such as for storms, avalanches, thieves, tsunami, stranger danger, tiger on the loose, etc. A dachshund in the suburbs wouldn't have all of those, but it would have one for the garbage man and that mean kid down the street. Another factor is the snout size. There would be wide variations in accent depending on whether the dog's nose is flat or long, boxy or rounded, etc. I'd say they all have at least these categories: warning, playful, greeting, anger/annoyance, distress, impatience for food, general excitement.