Huskies are known for their long, drawn-out, high-pitched howls – and we think it’s fair to say that no other dog could compete.
Apparently, this all stems back to the days of our ancestors, when huskies would howl to keep tabs on each other. Since a howl is a different tone and is more drawn out, it’s easier to detect in distance than barking.
“A good way to understand why huskies howl is to to look at how wolves howl in the wild,” Husky Owner explains. “When a wolf is separated from the pack, howling is the best way to call out to the pack. Barking might be loud enough, but the short sounds make it hard for other wolves to pinpoint where the bark came from.”
The howl was a husky’s main form of communication back then – and while it may not be a necessary means of communication today, huskies still like to show off their impressive howling skills every once in a while.
Huskies still have the knowledge of their ancestors inside of them, so for that reason, they still howl to this day.
The siren from emergency vehicles is enough to set a husky off, since to them, the noise sounds similar to the howl of a dog. The instinctual response is then to return the call.
Crying babies can also cause a husky to howl, and the reason behind this is actually pretty sweet.
“Some experts say that the husky sees the baby as part of their family, so even if the husky knows that a human isn’t the same as a dog, they treat the baby as part of their pack,” Husky Owner says. “Huskies like to howl together, so your husky may be joining in with the baby’s “howling”.”
Huskies aren’t the only dogs that can howl. In fact, most dogs can howl – though it probably won’t sound as impressive as the noise that a husky can make.
If one dog is howling, it normally triggers another dog to howl too – and the results can be hilarious!
When we stumbled across a video titled, “Bulldog Tries to Copy Husky While He Howls,” we already knew that it was going to be hilarious.
Posted by RM Videos, the short clip has over 348k views, as well as hundreds of comments from people all over the world.
The video begins with a husky giving a long, impressive howl, in true husky style. In response, the small bulldog next to him tries his absolute hardest to make the same sound.
In fact, he’s trying so hard, that he almost falls over from the effort of it!
Unfortunately, the noise that comes out sounds absolutely nothing like the husky’s howl. It’s more like a bark followed by a grumble – but we have to give him a 10 out of 10 for effort!
The poor bulldog just wants to be like his sibling – and in his head, he probably sounds exactly the same. He’s doing his absolute best to find the ancestral wolf inside of him!
The sound is like nothing we can explain, but some commenters hit the nail on the head:
“When you’re forced to join chorus in school. I was the bulldog.”
“Bruh when I first heard the bulldog “howling” I thought someone was choking!”
“Bulldog: Howling sounds like my stomach when I don’t eat.”
We think these comments sum the video up perfectly! Take a look at it for yourself below, and let us know what noise the bull dog’s howl sounds most like to you.
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