Singing Helps Siberian Husky Reunite With Owner

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Pet owners usually have no choice but to implant their cats or dogs with microchips to help identify the animals if they get lost or decide to escape. However, one Siberian Husky in Israel did not need the modern technology — he could sing his way home!

The chain of events began about three weeks ago when Israeli police officers stumbled upon a malnourished dog at Tel Sheva, an archaeological site outside of the city of Beersheba in southern Israel. After bringing him to the station and administering some first aid, they looked through their records to see if anybody had reported a missing husky. Sure enough, they found one filed by a Beersheba resident that matched the dog they had found. However, instead of rushing over to the station, the owner asked the officers to help him identify the pooch by playing him the soundtracks to two popular children’s TV programs, “Shemesh” and “Arthur.”

Photo Credit: Jerusalem Post (YouTube screen capture)

To the astonishment of the police, upon hearing the tune for “Shemesh,” the husky perked up and began “singing” in unison. While it may have sounded more like howling to the bystanders, the owner, who was listening on the phone, instantly recognized the pooch’s lovely voice and rushed over. "I cried the whole way here," the man said while embracing his lost pet. "You poor thing," he said, adding to the officers: "Thank you, thank you so much."

Though this may be the first dog to be identified by its singing, the skill is not uncommon among vocal breeds like huskies and hounds. Experts say the dogs croon for a variety of reasons and believe that the frequency depends on the owner’s reaction. The more enthusiastic he/she is, the more likely the pooch will try to mimic the music. So, be sure to see if you can teach and encourage your dog to sing – in addition to keeping you entertained, the skill may come in handy some day!

Resources: Times of Israel.com

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872 Comments
  • fluffykitten94
    fluffykitten94Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:01 pm
    so cute they are a good cuple they go good
    • jyroligykunixy
      jyroligykunixySaturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm
      awesome
      • grlsrule
        grlsruleTuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm
        I love dogs! They rule!
        • goodvibesonly09
          goodvibesonly09Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm
          AWWW so cute!
          • animereina2020
            animereina2020Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm
            Wanna teach my dogs this... It might be a hard time though😂
            • animereina2020
              animereina2020Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm
              I remember that there was a husky that had a YouTube channel, and it would start howling to the tune, and even sounded like it was singing to the lyrics of songs! I forgot the name of the husky, but I do know that it was a girl, and not the husky from this article though... Sadly she died😞
              • oliver545364
                oliver545364Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:03 am
                There is a dog that has a youtube channel and its called keyush the stunt dog
                • goodvibesonly09
                  goodvibesonly09Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm
                  Aww she must of have been cute its sad she died tho :(
                • animereina2020
                  animereina2020Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:55 pm
                  That is so cute and sweet😊
                  • katt_me
                    katt_meThursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:04 am
                    I love huskies so much!
                    • snowycat56789
                      snowycat56789Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:56 am
                      How was the dog singing?
                      • fox1568
                        fox1568Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 5:41 am
                        so cute