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.
“There is no guarantee that a certain breed will not have nuisance barking concerns,” says US-based dog behavior consultant Megan Stanley, owner of Dogma Training and Pet Services, Inc.
“Barking is best prevented through positive training, adequate physical and mental exercise, and ensuring the dog’s overall well-being.”
That said, the following quiet dog breeds tend to bark less than others.
The basenji is known as the “barkless dog,” probably due to the unusual shape of their larynx that may make it virtually impossible to bark.
But they communicate in other ways—namely, by yodeling.
“These sounds are affectionately referred to as the ‘basenji yodel,’” says Stanley.
Don’t worry; they probably won’t 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.
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