Regional Accents in Dogs and Humans

Posted: Mar 05 2009

Originally published March 2nd, 2007

Girl and Basset

Does your dog bark with a southern drawl or maybe a New York accent? Not only do dogs and their owners tend to look alike, they may even sound alike!

A new study reported by the BBC revealed that dogs develop a bark similar to the regional accent of their human counterpart.

Scientists analyzed the recorded voices of dogs and owners. The experts then compared the pitch, tone, volume and length of the sounds. The closer the bond between dog and owner, the more likely it is they will sound similar. Read the full article Dogs Pick Up Owner’s Accents at the BBC Online.

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