When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

06 December 2005

What is the sound of one dog laughing?

Researchers at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in Washington state say sometimes a bark is just a bark — but a long, loud panting sound has real meaning.

They say the long, loud pant is the sound of a dog laughing, and it has a direct impact on the behavior of other dogs.

This is absolutely fascinating news to me - especially as one of my Chow Chows (this one) routinely makes a panting/huffing vocalization that fits this description to five decimal places.

Who knew that she was laughing? Makes perfect sense, though.

ABC News: Sound of Dog's 'Laugh' Calms Other Pooches

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