Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Infamous Toller Scream

Have you ever heard a dog scream? We Tollers are known for ours...we do it when we're really excited about something! Some Tollers scream so enthusiastically that it sounds like they're being skinned alive. So far, I haven't displayed any screaming talent, which is just fine by my human.
Here is a nice description from Caliber Tollers' website:
The Scream - Many Tollers have a penetrating scream which they produce
to indicate excitement and eagerness. To the uninitiated, this can sound like
the dog is being fed into a wood chipper; it's high pitched, frantic and loud.
Not all Tollers scream, but many do. If you are unable to teach quiet manners,
or live in a neighborhood where dog noise will get you in trouble, or just don't
like dogs who make noise, this is not the breed for you. The scream is usually a
reaction to an exciting stimulus (water, a toy, a ball) rather than a constant
behavior, but it can be annoying.
If you'd like to hear a sample, check out this YouTube clip:


  1. Hi Sedona,

    Wow wee! That is a loud doggy! I wonder why the sound of the shades going up is so exciting.

    Wags & wiggles,

  2. Hi Sedona - thanks for visiting my blog - WOW that is a loud dog!

  3. Maybe your mom will get lucky and you will be one that doesn't scream. Enjoy your day! ~Twix

  4. hi sedona,
    my human is *praying* i will not turn out to be one of those tollers who have a skull-splittering scream!
    charli's scream (in the youtube clip) was fairly loud and shrill, but my human's nightmare is a toller at THE CLUB - his scream is the kind that makes you feel like someone just shot an arrow through your head - the pain is almost unbearable, and so that you chose edvard munch's PAINting as an illustration of this our most famous trait is most fitting.


  5. Hi, Sedona!
    Toller screams are funny! Loud! Loud! Loud!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Man, I can't believe your momma never gave you watermelon before. I sure have a lot to teach you. Hmmm...let's see...some of my other faves are: carrots, cucumbers, dill pickles, popcorn, etc. Actually, the only thing I won't eat is green olives. ~Twix