Dog breeds that don’t bark (much)

Breeds of dogs that don’t bark (much)

Jennifer Magid


3 days ago

Barking is as natural to dogs as speaking is to humans. However, dogs’ willingness to talk can be as varied as humans – some people never seem to stop chatting, and the same goes for some puppies. “When we talk about calm dog breeds, there are some important distinctions – it’s quite rare that a particular breed (or dog) never vocalizes in any form at all,” says Catherine Gilmartin, a certified dog trainer in Connecticut. “When you talk about races that don’t bark much, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re silent. Sometimes they just vocalize in a different way than a traditional sounding bark. ”With this in mind, these calmer breeds can make good pets for homes or similar situations.

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Basenjis are literally referred to as a “barkless dog”. So if you’re trying to find the absolute calmest breed, look no further. “The shape of her larynx doesn’t allow enough vibration to bark,” says Gilmartin. However, the breed compensates by making a “yodel” sound that can certainly get its point across.

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This fluffy pup is one of the calmest dogs according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The breed is extra protective of its owners and home and does not like strangers, but they are unlikely to use their voices to scare people away.

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The cute and weird pug is known for barely barking. “Pugs aren’t exactly a breed known for their hypervigilance and noisy nature. They tend to be couch potatoes who just want to sit on your lap all day and are by no means big screamers, ”says Gilmartin.

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These gentle giants aren’t entirely quiet, but they’re not particularly loud and they land somewhere in the middle of the barking levels, according to the AKC. All in all, the Bernese is considered an uncomplicated and family-friendly breed.

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Do you love cats but want a dog? The borzoi are considered calm and feline in their behavior. “Borzoi are greyhounds too, so they generally don’t tend to bark or make too much noise,” says Gilmartin.

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These cute lapdogs fall somewhere in the low to medium noise range, but one thing is for sure – they love to snuggle up their time with their owners. In general, they love most people, so don’t expect this breed to act like a dog calling you out loud to strangers.

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Frenchies, as they are called, usually bark just to warn. This small dog is considered a great apartment dog because of its easy-going nature and friendly demeanor, as well as its manageable energy level.

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Known for being calm and friendly, this breed is definitely not what could be called loud or boisterous as their bowling ball body shape likely suggests. “Perhaps because of their general nature and build, I have found that they don’t tend to bark much at all. When they do, it’s usually a single bark and doesn’t sound like your average bark, ”says Gilmartin.

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Similar in size and personality to the Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfies, as they are called, are described as someone who only barks when he draws your attention to something. In general, the breed is cute and loves children, which makes them a good family pet.

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Despite their enormous size, these dogs are surprisingly quiet, with the AKC suggesting that Scottish Deerhounds only bark when they need to alert their owners. Deerhounds usually love their family and are good with other dogs. And although they are big, they usually don’t have unheard of energy levels.

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