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Last night we adopted our newest family member, 2 year old Dusty. He is an absolute sweetheart and he has already captured our hearts! His foster mom said she had not heard him bark in the week she had him and he does this sort of snorting noise when he gets excited about something, especially when you come home from work. Today when I got home he was so happy to see me and the snorting noise was so loud it actually scared my Toy Fox Terrier!

I have never had a dog make this kind of noise before and I was wondering if anyone else had ever experienced it with any of your dogs, Golden or otherwise?
 

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My mom used to have a mute cat that made the strangest sound when it wanted to meow. It was really pitiful. I would have the vet check to make sure that he hasn't suffered some abuse that caused damage to his vocal chords.
Though, I have heard of dogs making some sort of reverse sneeze sounds; you can check out that sound on youtube. I am a new dog owner myself, so I haven't experienced anything except lots of burps.
 

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Yep, our heart dog, Skokie was a snorter! Before her, Tara would cry and whine when she got too excited. I think it's adorable!

P.S. Congrats on your adoption! :D I can't wait to see pictures!
 

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Yep, our heart dog, Skokie was a snorter! Before her, Tara would cry and whine when she got too excited. I think it's adorable!

P.S. Congrats on your adoption! :D I can't wait to see pictures!
Oh that makes me feel better!!! We will have him checked out by our vet just to make sure there is no damage anywhere that may be causing him to do this! It is kind of cute though!!! Here's some pics of our new boy!



 

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My mom used to have a mute cat that made the strangest sound when it wanted to meow. It was really pitiful. I would have the vet check to make sure that he hasn't suffered some abuse that caused damage to his vocal chords.
Though, I have heard of dogs making some sort of reverse sneeze sounds; you can check out that sound on youtube. I am a new dog owner myself, so I haven't experienced anything except lots of burps.
Our little JRT Mix Zippy does reverse sneezing sometimes! It's pretty scary when you first hear it! We thought he was having trouble breathing and took him to the vet who told us it was reverse sneezing. Not harmful but it sure scared us to death!
 

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Oh that makes me feel better!!! We will have him checked out by our vet just to make sure there is no damage anywhere that may be causing him to do this! It is kind of cute though!!! Here's some pics of our new boy!
How cute! Is that the remnants of one of the popular duck toys that I see in the background? I think there's a picture thread on here somewhere of everyone's dog with that same toy!
 

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Your new guy Dusty is just adorable!!:smooch: Once in awhile Lexi makes some of the funniest snorts! LOL She also snores as well, absolutely nothing wrong with her....she just makes some funny noises!
 

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Congrads on your new addition. Dusty is adorable. Never had a dog snort like that before. Well say, Buzz didn't bark for a long time as a pup. My DH didn't hear him for over a month! Clover, on the other hand, made up for it. :bowl:
 

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My Daisy's nickname is Miss Piggy. When she gets excited she starts snorting like a pig. And when my sister thought she was growling because it is so deep.
 

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Jersey's a big snorter... and it can be loud!!! He gets it from his momma, but he's taken it to a whole new level. :)

Julie and Jersey
 

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My Will Will is a snorter. She does it whenever she is super excited.

Is Dusty only 2? It looks like he's got some gray on the nose going. It makes him look so distinguished!
 

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Lily snorts fairly frequently...has since she was a pup! One of her nicknames actually is "Snort", ha ha! I think it's adorable!
What a handsome boy your Dusty is!!
 

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1) Yes, mine snort when excited, all three- though only one of them loudly :) It's a Golden thing for sure.

2) He is GORGEOUS!!! Congrats.
 

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Your boy is gorgeous!!!!

and Gunner is our big snorter, though I have been known to snort when I am laughing extremely hard! LOL!
 

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Phoebe snorts...I swear she'd roll her eyes if she could, instead she gives me a disgusted look, plops herself on the ground and snorts when she doesn't get her way. Unexpected outburst of dissatisfaction from a golden...my first golden, Lucy, never behaved like she was exasperated with us. Of course, if I tell her she's behaving rudely, she'll come over and try to make up with me. Goldens are incredibly smart.
 

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My Will Will is a snorter. She does it whenever she is super excited.

Is Dusty only 2? It looks like he's got some gray on the nose going. It makes him look so distinguished!
We're not exactly sure of his age, the vet is guessing around 2 as he has no tartar on his teeth. Says he's definitely a pretty young dog. He may be slightly mixed with something other than Golden so that may account for the gray on his nose. He's also got some white hairs interspersed throughout his gold on his back. But otherwise he looks all golden and definitely has that sweet Golden disposition!
 
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