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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847 Comments
  • ocean_lover
    ocean_loverMonday, October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am
    Aww so cute! He can sing! That amazing!😀
    • wapoloThursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:16 am
      cute omg
      • MeThursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:29 am
        I think this story is both informative and cute. I have a dog and i hope to teach her how to sing to some songs even though my dog has a microchip.
        • liontealMonday, September 16, 2019 at 10:55 am
          thats so cute so cute i wish my dog did it
          • n00bmast3r
            n00bmast3rMonday, September 9, 2019 at 11:34 am
            im dying so cute
            • 123456789Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3:45 pm
              cool
              • Nikolas VanWednesday, August 28, 2019 at 8:10 am
                i like it.
                • barbie girlSunday, July 7, 2019 at 7:08 am
                  one fact about huskies is that some huskies are fear biters unles they are sweet.
                  • spudWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm
                    ilove dogs more than u lol
                    • n00bmast3r
                      n00bmast3rMonday, September 9, 2019 at 11:34 am
                      i loved dogs more than my parents
                    • SomeoneWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:41 am
                      OMG this was so cute