Barking is Douchka's worst problem, but not her only one; in fact, it may not be going too far to describe the dog as barking mad. She's nervous and needy and can't be left alone, demanding Audry's constant attention . . . .
Mikita Brottman, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogs (New York: HarperCollins), ch. 4.