Barking is one way a dog communicates with others. However, there are certain breeds that are more prone to bark, and breeds that are prone to bark less. Of course, this also depends on individuals.
I just finished reading an article from Dog Adoption and Training Guide. If you are thinking about getting a dog that tends to bark less, this article offers a list of 16 breeds. Many of them are loyal, good with kids. Some are friendly with other dogs, some are less sociable with them. Some of them require less exercise (that gives you a break!)
A few of them are: Bassett Hounds, Pugs, St. Bernard, French Bulldog, Greyhound
Below this photo is an excerpt from the article.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The poor basset is one of those breeds that is a slow-moving, easy-going, quiet member of the family that gets along with children, loves family and loves to sniff and roam around. He doesn’t need a lot of exercise. This guy is generally friendly with other dogs and pets. This breed “bays” when excited but is essentially a barkless dog.
The Pug is a sure contender for the toy breeds, but not the barking dogs groups. She’s a little comedy act, always showing off and acting silly. She’s quiet and laid-back, but stubborn and self-confident too. She will settle on anyone’s lap she can find. She’s a good watchdog, and needs minimal exercise.
These dogs weigh up to 200 pounds. The breed is calm, quiet and very gentle. They were used to pull sleds and carts in the middle-ages. Today, they are more a companion and family dog. It’s one of the quiet dog breeds. The St. Bernard is tolerant with children although there’s a risk of injury due to the dog’s extreme weight and size. The breed is too friendly to be much of a guardian.
CLICK here to read about other quiet dog breeds.
Article source: Dog Adoption And Training Guide
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