Scottish singer Eddi Reader has asked dog owners to hand over recordings of their pooches barking so she can include the pet sounds on her new album.

The Patience Of Angels hitmaker made the bizarre request on her Twitter.com page and insisted she will credit the canines for any material used on the as-yet-untitled record, which will be released later this year (13).

She writes, "Can anyone with a dog or dogs help... I want a great recording of dogs barking... Link it... album credit fur (sic) dog involved."