If you’re looking to add a new furry friend to your home and having a companion who doesn’t really bark is a big want of yours, then this list is for you! Check out the 10 breeds below that tend to be among the quietest dog breeds.
10 – ENGLISH BULLDOG
Bulldogs are probably most associated with being the go-to mascot for college sports teams. But, did you know their history is tied to a much darker sport from 13TH century England? It’s True. While these cuddly hunks of muscle might not bark much, they come with their fair share of noises.
9 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are faithful and watchful protectors of their loved ones, that often requires a firm fair hand due to their strong will and independent nature. These powerful hounds make for the perfect family pet and are often praised for their lack of barking.
Newfoundlands are sweet, patient, and devoted dogs with a rich history of hard work and dedication to humankind. Newfies get their name from the Canadian island where they were originally bred and where local fisherman relied on them for dangerous water rescues. These gentle “nanny” dogs rarely bark unless it’s a must!
7 – CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the namesake of British Royalty and known for their go with the flow dispositions to life. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are always up for a frolic in the park or snuggling on the couch, and they rarely cause a royal fuss – only barking when they are denied the company of their favorite court.
6 – GREYHOUND
Greyhounds are the world’s fastest breed of dog, and their history dates back to the pharaohs of Egypt some 5,000 years ago. While the Greyhound often gives pause, these hounds thrive as house pets and hardly ever make a sound.
5 – GREAT DANE
How on earth does a German breed come to be associated with Denmark? Either way, we are in love and it doesn’t really matter. These true “gentle giants” famous for protecting their home and loved ones are among the quietest of breeds.
4 – CHINESE SHAR PEI
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a famously strong, fiercely loyal, and incredibly wrinkly love bug of a breed. Chinese Shar-Peis are zen-like dogs who hardly make a sound unless it’s to release vigorous barks to alert their families to a possible threat.
3 – JAPANESE CHIN
Known for their “look of astonishment” and being perfect “indoorsy” companions. Japanese Chin are also described as being distinctly “feline” due to their graceful and generally quiet nature.
2 – PUG
Pugs were originally the curious companions to Chinese emperors and once a treasure that only a select few could acquire. Today pugs make for the ideal house dog due to their quiet nature and have admirers from around the world.
1 – BASENJI
The Basenji or Africa’s “Barkless Dog” is a unique breed and contender for the title of oldest AKC breed. While it’s true the Basenji doesn’t bark, when they express themselves they make a unique sound that is something between a chortle and a yodel.