So there is a caveat here. All dogs will bark from time to time, and even a breed known for being quieter may bark more than expected. âThere is no guarantee that a certain breed will not have nuisance barking concerns,â says dog behavior consultant Megan Stanley, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, owner of Dogma Training and Pet Services, Inc. âBarking is best prevented through positive training, adequate physical and mental exercise, and ensuring the dogâs overall well-being.â That said, the following quiet dog breeds tend to bark less than others.
The basenji is known as the âbarkless dog,â probably due to the unusual shape of their larynx that may make it virtually impossible to bark. But they communicate in other waysânamely, by yodeling. âThese sounds are affectionately referred to as the âbasenji yodel,ââ says Stanley. Donât worry; they probably wonât be yodeling non-stop from the heights of your sofa. But Stanley says this quiet dog breed is smart and energetic and will need positive training and adequate exercise to be a happy companion.
Weâre not gonna lie, this gentle giant is huge (males weigh up to 200 pounds), and when it does bark, itâs loud and deep, but that doesnât happen very often. âThey tend to have a calm nature, which means they donât bark often,â says Stanley. âGreat Danes are bred to be people-pleasers, so they are great family dogs that are easy to train.â But even the most friendly quiet dog breeds get annoyed at theseÂ 14 things dogs secretly hate.