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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869 Comments
  • unicornpup04
    unicornpup04Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:36 am
    That dog is so cute
    • jhanime
      jhanimeSunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:11 am
      cute dog
      • looloo12
        looloo12Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm
        These dogs are my sister's Bryce favorite dog breed
        • puppydog_12345
          puppydog_12345Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:21 am
          Awwwwwww! So cute!
          • puppydog_12345
            puppydog_12345Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:19 am
            omg!!!!!!!!!!!
            • jagutany-156613695757
              jagutany-156613695757Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:15 am
              awesome!!!!!!!!
              • abe_009_200
                abe_009_200Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:47 am
                that is so sweet
                • byniloji-158223509848
                  byniloji-158223509848Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:05 pm
                  So sweet!❤️😍
                  • looloo12
                    looloo12Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3:16 pm
                    I never knew dogs can sing to find there owner?🤔😗😶😕😮
                    • looloo12
                      looloo12Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm
                      All cool