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Talking Havanese

Does your Havanese 'talk' to you when it wants something? Pippin will moan and whine when he wants me to do something for him. Often, he will 'ask' me to retrieve a toy or chew bone that he can not reach.
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Oh yes, Heidi the Havabrat is a huge talker. Not barking or growling...but a 'harh-harh-harh" if she wants something, usually us to throw her toy for yet another round of fetch!!

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Daisy does the same "harh-harh-harh" thing. If I don't jump up - she starts "patting" my leg or arm to get me to pay attention to her! Beau just sits and stares at me as I ask him "what?". Then when I stand up - he leads me to whatever it was he was wanting. Such SMART dogs!

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Oh yes, she sure does.

My all time favorite is her loud 'huff' when she doesn't like something, it is just like a human would do, but she has this moaning thing go on when she wants something and its like she is trying to 'talk' to me.

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Henry has a voice - he uses it when he thinks I've forgotten about him or my attention is elsewhere. It is a deep-toned "Wrrrrrrr". It is his talking but he scares small children with it!
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Yup, we started giving her "talking" different names. She has a growl-low bark that we would say "hello" (because that's kind of what it sounds like) when she would do it. So now she does it on command. We say "hello" and she says "hello" back. She will do more of a bark when we say "speak", and I am now working on the noise she makes that sounds kind of like human crying. I say "waa". She hasn't quiet gotten that one yet.
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Only time Augie 'talks' is when he is waiting for me to put on my shoes so we can go for a walk. He sits in front of me, squirming and almost squeaking, he is so excited. He is a pretty quiet dog for the most part, will bark when someone comes to the door and at his reflection in the glass door at night.

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He talks more to other canine friends. BUT I taught him to mimic what I do, on command. if I bark he barks, if I growl, he growls and he also has this psuedo purring sound he does.

he doesn't bark hardly at all, but man he has a lot of 'sounds' esp. during play.
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Absolutely Smarty is the most vocal dog I have ever known. She lets you know what she wants when she wants it. Galen not so much but she does this little growl to get your attention.

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Kodi too... he is VERY vocal, with a large range of vocalizations. One of the funniest is when he's excited and want you to play, he makes noises that sound just like a chimpanzee. We call him "Monkey Dog" when he does it. (and yes, I know chimps aren't monkeys )

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