Quiet Dog Breeds
When getting a dog it’s important to think about what sort of breed might suit your lifestyle. Some owners want a vocal dog to help guard their property, whereas other owners prefer less vocal dogs. If you enjoy a bit of peace and quiet then perhaps a dog that barks less would be best suited to your needs.
Although some dog breeds are less vocal and tend not to bark as much, prospective dog owners must be aware that all dogs bark. There are no completely silent dog breeds as all dogs make some sort of vocal sound. How vocal your dog is also depends on the individual dog and the training they receive.
Some dogs tend to use other vocal sounds rather than barking. Dogs such as Basenjis rarely bark at all but can be quite vocal. Basenjis are often described as the ‘barkless dogs’ but they do make some noises such as howls and yodels. Other dog breeds such as Clumber Spaniels don’t tend to bark unless they sense real danger. Some dogs are just a bit lazy or have more important things to do than bark at a plastic bag blowing in the wind.
It’s important to note that it would be completely unrealistic to expect a dog to be silent all the time. However, there are dogs that don’t tend to make as much noise as others and use other ways to express their emotions. If you don’t want to disturb your neighbours or want a quieter dog then here are some breeds that might be suitable.
- King Charles Spaniel
- Great Dane
- Shar Pei
- Italian Greyhound
- Japanese Chin
- St Bernard
- Afghan Hound
- Clumber Spaniel
- Irish Wolfhound
Reducing barking through training
You can of course train your dog to bark less if you want to. However, for more vocal breeds this could prove quite a challenge. The first thing you will need to do is find out what they are barking at in the first place. Once you know the reason for their barking you can start to tackle the problem. to read our article on how to stop your dog barking.
Bark prevention products
There are some products available that can help to reduce barking. These products can be used in conjunction with ongoing training. We sell no bark collars and barking pet correctors,