Keywords: bark (dog), growl

Sign Definition

As a Noun

1. An animal that is often kept as a pet or used to guard or hunt things. English = dog.
2. A short, loud noise, made by a dog once or several times. English = bark.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. Of a dog, to make a short, loud noise once or several times. English = bark.


1. Community feedback and evidence from the Auslan Corpus shows that this northern dialect sign for ‘dog’ is virtually obsolete and is still used by only a handful of signers. Most Auslan signers now use the other signs listed in Auslan Signbank for the keywords ‘dog’ or 'bark'.