Our featured video of an Alaskan Malamute howling is hilarious as when this pooch howls – you’ll think that there was a fire in the area. This dog made long, loud sounds to mimics that of a fire truck siren so well, that you’d think this dog swallowed it. This big dog can imitate the sound of the siren so well; you’ll surely like to watch the viral video.

Canine communication

Howling is the way dogs communicate when they are distant from each other. When one dog howls from afar, another dog or even more dogs respond. This Alaskan Malamute responded to the wailing siren because he thinks it is another dog that is making the sound.

Siren sound

When rushing to put out a blaze, a fire engine will have a siren on to make sure that drivers and pedestrians will get out of its way. Ambulances also have sirens that emit a similar loud sound. From afar, the wailing siren does sound like that of a canine’s howl.

A dog responds

The loud noise of a fire truck’s siren blaring that is heard by a dog might trigger it to respond with a howl. Dogs do wail for a reason aside from using it for long-distance communication with other dogs. A dog may howl if it is in pain or even because of loneliness.

Dog genetics

The DNA of ancient dog breeds closely matches that of their ancestral wolves. Dogs have a vestige of pack activity such as having a leader. A wolf’s howl is similar to that of a dog.

Vocal homing beam

Howling is a pack activity. In the wild, a wolf would howl after a hunt to bring the other members to where they are. A howl works like a vocal homing bean that guides the other pack members back.

Howling dog breeds

There are dog breeds that tend to howl more than others. These breeds that are known for howling include Beagles, Dachshunds, Huskies, Alaskan Eskimo Dogs, and Alaskan Malamutes, among others. This enormous Alaskan Malamute in the hilarious featured video has the lung power to imitate the loud and lengthy sound of a fire engine siren.

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