15 Dog Breeds That Hardly Ever Bark
We compiled a list of 15 dog breeds that rarely bark. This type of boisterous dog has its own advantages – for example dogs with great barking are great for chasing intruders – but most of the time, a nice dog who keeps you calm is ideal.
It’s not that we don’t like talkative breeds with a lot of personalities, but dogs that can spoil the deal are the ones that bark their butts.
# 1 Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog was originally a working breed found on Swiss farms, the gentle giants now do well with young families thanks to their equally well-rounded natures.
But they will play favorites and are especially so often associated with only one person. This dog has a lot of energy so this dog may not be the best fit for new dog owners, and this may make it difficult to train them for inexperienced dog owners.
# 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Charlotte getting one in Sex and the City has a reason behind it. This is evidenced by the ergonomics of the city in which they live: calm and friendly as well as incredibly pleasant.
Not only is this a small dog, but most people do not know how this breed could actually be an athlete.
They love to hike and run (chase other animals), and two of them have shown as well as large numbers as hounds!
This does not mean that they are hyperactive, it is all due to your lifestyle because they will adapt to this.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the only smallest breed to make this list though.
# 3 French Bulldog
Another happy inhabitant of an apartment, the French don’t need much exercise other than brisk walking. Their playful nature also does not appear in me, instead, they show it through affection.
Training these dogs is very easy, and this makes it an excellent choice for first-time dog owners. They are also basically anyone’s friend, which is what makes them such amazing family dogs.
# 4 English Bulldog
The same goes for English bulldogs! Larger puppies will not run around much since they are very satisfied with continuing to nap on the sofa. Their muscles may seem intimidating, but these cute dogs wouldn’t hurt a fly.
These dogs can be trained to make excellent guards as well even though they are very gentle dogs, but that is up to what you prefer.
English Bulldogs do not possess all that much energy, so if you are not a fan of frequent hiking this is a very good option for you.
# 5 Basenji
The Basenji is literally known as the “barking dog,” but the breed is not completely silent. Hounds make strange, jodel-like noises when they decide to talk. These dogs come with many advantages and disadvantages.
These dogs are incredibly friendly, so you don’t have to worry about any fights, and they are great apartment dogs. On the other hand, they are very difficult to train and the breed is hard, so expect long waiting lists.
# 6 Borzoi
According to the American Kennel Club, the Borzoi breed is “quiet and cat-like,” but the Borzoi stands out in more ways than one. Greyhound dogs can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour when they start to run!
You should not expect them often to start running full speed, as these dogs have very little energy and are completely satisfied with hanging out all day. If you work a lot, this dog may not be the best option because they do not like loneliness.
# 7 Scottish Deerhound
Standing roughly 3 feet at the shoulder, the Scottish deer dog, or simply Deerhound, won’t fit in your lap, but the tall dog makes up for it with a gracious and as well as kind personality.
Their midway energy levels mean they can enjoy a good gallop outdoors, followed by a long nap. This dog loves people and is very good with children despite his fearsome appearance.
This dog is considered unsuitable for apartment life, as it needs space as well as exercise.
When necessary the wheat will bark, but its presence is usually demonstrated by what is called a “wheat greeting”: a passionate greeting with lots of jumping.
There aren’t many dog breeds that are more friendly than this one, but even though they are considered very friendly, it can be very difficult to train due to their cheerfulness.
This dog also has no problem spending time in an apartment, you just have to make sure that they have enough company.
# 9 Shiba Inu
While the Shibas are widely known to be part of the famous Doge meme, Shibas won’t be saying “too much cool” anytime soon.
The fangs are too quiet to engage in the occasional “Shiba cry”. This famous scream looks like a cat’s meow! For some people, while these dogs are certainly not considered the easiest training, yet they are done after training is very easy.
They have absolutely no problem leaving them alone in an apartment, so this is the perfect choice for city dwellers.
# 10 Australian Shepherd
Regarded as being active and bright, the Australian is a breed that was actually developed mostly in the United States.
Shepherds will alert their owners as needed, but they are unlikely to start in stormy barking.
Aussies are very sensitive dogs that hate being alone, but they also need a lot of space apart from this so they are not suitable for apartments.
If you own a lot of time and space, this breed of dog is very affectionate as well as adorable although they are very easy to train.
# 11 Irish setter
Sentinels are considered hunting dogs, not guard dogs, so their voices tend to follow suit.
She has the red-painted beauty a lot of energy, but the good nature to boot.
Since they are hunting dogs, they are very high-energy dogs, so they are not very suitable for apartment life. So it’s very easy to train though and they are amazing with kids!
# 12 Shih Tzu
Shih Tzus have historically lived with Chinese Kings, but they are more than happy to stay in your modest abode.
Working as companions, joyful pups have more than a thousand years of experience, so they are considered to be expert housemates.
Although their name literally translates to “little lion,” these dogs with lions have nothing in common, they are very calm as well as gentle and are completely satisfied with spending the day on your sofa.
# 13 Glenn From Imaal Terrier
If you are a fan of dog guts but can do it with minimal excitement, this lovely breed is for you.
Glens does not have such a strong spirit in his heart when something is in full swing makes him cooler and also calmer.
Getting this dog with people is totally amazing, but he may not like other animals very much if he is not properly socialized as a puppy.
Fortunately, these dogs are very easy to train, so any bad behavior will quickly disappear.
# 14 Greyhound
Of all the dog breeds that rarely bark, the Greyhound is the most independent (meaning they are a little difficult to train), but loudly one word does not describe Salukis.
Fast-footed hounds race at full speed, and their loyalty to their owners ranks as one of their best qualities. We do not recommend these dogs to people who live in apartments because they need a lot of exercise.
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# 15 Rhodesia Ridgeback
African lion dogs get high marks for their sharpness, athletic performance, and affectionate character. In the opposite direction, hair grows in the opposite direction, which forms a ridge along the spine.
They originally bred these dogs to hunt lions, so you can imagine it’s not a good idea at all to keep them in an apartment.
Regardless of their history, these dogs are considered very family-friendly once they are properly trained, which can be difficult.