Singing Dogs?

@bingskee (5237)
Philippines
November 17, 2011 6:50am CST
While watching tv last night, a breed of dog was featured. They are called singing dogs because they seem to sing most of the time. But the sound they make is similar to the sound an ordinary dog makes that is a taboo here in the Philippines. People here dread when they hear that kind of sound from dogs because they relate it to someone dying or is about to die. Some people here even shoo away dogs when they make those sounds. Weird, don't you think? Do you know of any similar superstition?
7 responses
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I have heard of that superstition from old folks since I was a child. And I could not help but think about it whenever I hear such sound coming from dogs, especially when heard in the evening. I haven't seen the video of those singing dogs, I would check it out one day
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
one time i heard somebody shouting at the howling dog in the middle of the evening. i found it funny the first time i learned of it.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Nov 11
...since I was a child What do I do now... I am still a child...
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
not growing old thesids? bingskee, so you only found out about it because of that person who shouted
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Nov 11
Dear Ms. Bingskee Since my childhood and even today, I feel that these dogs have some connection with the Paranormal things. Well, might be a coincidence or what, I am not sure, but a dog wailing in the night, always gets me something unpleasant the next morning. I was told stories that these dogs have some powers via which they can hear the sounds beyond the spectrum of our hearing and this quality makes them possess the power of seeing any unhealthy happening. Personally, I had a dog. And one day, when I was to get out to office, she was wailing and trying to stop me. I did not listen or care and went. I met with an accident within 10 minutes of driving and since then, my belief on this has been concrete. Though I take care that such things dont come in my way of doing things normally but somewhere in my mind, I feel bad and extra cautious.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I heard about that too, but had never experienced such thing. You could have read the minds dog
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
i mean the dog's mind
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
i still see it as coincidental, the sids. though i think it is true that animals have some sort of 'extra sensory perception' probably because of certain abilities.
@moirai (2243)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
I can't remember if I heard the superstition locally first or if I read it in a book first. The book I am talking about is Tom Sawyer, if I remember correctly. (Or is it Huckleberry Finn...?) Anyway, I remember there is a part there about a howling dog and a man dying. I'll have to find my old book to check. It's been a long, long, long time ago since I read that. =P I don't believe in the superstition though. If it were true, then someone must be dying everyday in our neighborhood. =P We live near a small highway and almost everyday, a vehicle passes by like it's a sports car or something - engine all revved up. And whenever we hear that, we expect it already. The dogs start howling and it's like they're answering each other. I expect animal experts have an explanation for it. But I don't know what it is. =)
@moirai (2243)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Ah yes, that's true. Animals can sense things humans can't. It's like on a different level...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
20 Nov 11
I don't know of any superstition that has to do with dogs. However, I do remember when I was growing up that my grandpa always said that if a black bird got into your house then someone in your family was going to die. Well, not long after one got into my grandmother's house, my mom's brother passed away, so I thought that there might be some truth to that supersition. Recently, my girlfriend told me that she had two of them get into her house last year and less than a month later her niece and nephew were killed in a house fire.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
21 Nov 11
that is creepy. now, i am going to watch for black birds now.
@nerein (283)
• United States
18 Nov 11
I have never heard of a breed of dogs called singing dogs. I suppose that if I have ever heard of a dog making noise that sounded like someone is dying or about to die I would shoo away that dog as well. As well I have not heard of any kind of superstitions that are similar to the one that you are talking about. The closest thing that I can think of is that black cats are bad luck and stuff like that. I do not really know if you can call black cats being bad luck superstition or not.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
19 Nov 11
it is also superstition to me. i have encountered many black cats along the way and they didn't bring me or give me any untoward incidences. imagine a world with those cats and dogs around, howling or just crossing across the streets, and if these superstitions are true, half of the world might have gone to extinction already. he he
@jtj_hello (627)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
That's right. It a religious belief that we inherited from our ancestors. Once a dog howl, it is said that someone is going to die. Nowadays, those beliefs are no longer practice or not believed in as much as they did years back. Singing dog sounds cool to me. I'll check on you tube to see if a video of this is already posted.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
there are a lot of videos already at Youtube about singing dogs.
@giepuz (45)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I can relate to that because since I grown up in the province that is one of the beliefs of the people and even my lolo, lola and my parents. They believe in that superstition. I have heard that it is not only related to dying but some relates it to supernatural creatures that is present in the place like (Aswang, tiktik) every time they hear that sound from dogs.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
creepy thoughts. hmm..