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    Okay, as some of you are aware, Logan is de-barked. I have never in my life owned a de-barked dog, therefore have never given it much thought, if any.

    I am however, amazed at after just 24 hours with her seeing how much she uses other forms of communication!

    Last night we had a bunch of what I assume were drunken louts (sounded like it anyway ) lurching around down in the street. Now I was asleep and I couldn't hear the louts nor Logan barking as she was racing down to the front room windows. I did wake however when she came into my bedroom, started licking my face (arghh) and backing out of the room whilst continually looking back to see if I was following. That's when I heard the drunken louts carrying on. I thought her behaviour was rather amazing.

    This morning she spent a good deal of time 'seeing' our cat through the large windows in the lounge. I was in the kitchen. She came in, licked my hand and kept backing towards the windows as if she wanted to show me what was going on, just like she did last night.

    This is an alien experience for me, and I am finding it really interesting.
    Anyone else here got any experiences to share concerning living with de-barked dogs?

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    I just dont like how our debarked dogs can not bark with the rest of them. They cant "talk " in that way. When we got our first debarked dog i was so sad because he could not talk with the rest of them, and their bark is just air, it horrid.
    BUT saying that they do learn to compensate and for some dogs its a last option. So again I am a fence sitter.
    Just think of Buzz. Our saluki. He WAS debarked but he is so vocal that he tought himeslf to talk again!! He talks all the time

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    I don't have any experience with it, but that sounds amazing DA! She sounds like an absolute darling!

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    I don't know anything about de-barked dogs but it's so lovely that she has bonded with you so quickly and comes to tell you whats wrong.

    She sounds absolutely gorgeous
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    I don't know a thing about de-barked dogs, but Logan sounds like a real sweetie for alarming you to somethings that she feels aint good etc

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    Agree Ash, the thought of it is something that has always saddened me.
    Apparently Logan was extremely excessive in her barking, and it came down to de-bark her (because of neighbour problems) or re-home her. Ironic really, isn't it, cause she is now rehomed anyway! Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Agree Ash, the thought of it is something that has always saddened me.
    Apparently Logan was extremely excessive in her barking, and it came down to de-bark her (because of neighbour problems) or re-home her. Ironic really, isn't it, cause she is now rehomed anyway! Lol.
    yep that is how we got our debarked dogs. The wer debarked then returned to the breeder, who sent them to us when they didnt have the room. Infact that is how we got a lot of our dogs lol We have only accually bought about 7 dogs in the last 15 years lol Everyone else we either bred, or they came from the assistance program, or another breeder who couldnt keep them. Hence why we have a saluki lol

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    the thought of de-barking to me is horrible sigh i really feel sorry for the dogs... logan sounds so sweet she must really like it with you DA to feel she has the responsibility to look after you already!
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    Never had a debarked dog DA, so not much help.

    However I think it's wonderful that Logan in such a short space of time feels able to come to you and let you know that something is up. She's communicating in the only way she can, over time you'll be able to "read" her body language and tell the difference between "look mum I have to show you something" or "mum mum I need to warn you".

    What an amazing dog Logan is!

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    I have honestly never heard of such a thing. Just had a read up on it and I do not like the idea of it at all...

    I found out what they do, which is surgically removing tissue from the dog's vocal chords. Personally, I would never do this, it just seems cruel and I would feel unsafe with my dog being de-barked, as they wouldn't be able to scare some one off if they were trying to break in etc.

    Anyway, if thats what you want to do with your dogs, that is fine.

    Logan sounds like an amazing girl and I wish you all the best. Interesting.

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