Bolo posted about how he is quite the talker for a Shar Pei. And even a singer! I'd love to hear him sing, wouldn't you? Most of us Shar Pei are on the quiet side. They say we make good watch dogs, but I'm not sure they mean me, Lola, when they say that. I think of myself as more of a hostess dog. I won't bark when someone comes to the door, but I will go to answer it and welcome the new arrival in. And offer sniffs and snuffles and licks.
I don't bark in the yard, either. If I'm interested in what one of the neighbors is doing I just hang around the fence and look alert and appealing and generally speaking, eventually, someone pays attention. One my favorite neighbors is this guy.
He's a Husky/Shar Pei mix. Sambuca says he's her boyfriend, so he and I are just back fence neighbors. Actually, he lives next door to the people in back of us and that little opening in the fences is the only place we can get together. He's a very barky dog and his bark is quite loud. I don't mind this at all. I sniff and snuffle and he sniffs and barks and we get along just fine. Sometimes, if it's the kind of day when lots of dogs are out in their yards they'll hear us talking and they'll start barking, too and a huge racket ensues. The fun part is that their humans get all upset and start barking at their dogs to be quiet (which usually doesn't work so well) and meanwhile, I'm all quiet and innocent and mostly they never even see me. And I kind of started the whole thing. Good times!