We have prepared a list of 10 breeds of dogs that almost never bark. Noisy dogs have their advantages – big barking dogs are great at chasing intruders, for example – but more often than not, a gentle dog that keeps you quietly company is ideal. It’s not that we don’t like chatty breeds with many personalities, but barking dogs can be a breaking factor.
1. Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese cattleman was originally a working breed found on Swiss farms. These gentle giants now work well with young families, thanks to their balanced nature. However, they will have favorites, often focusing on a particular person. This dog may not be the most suitable for new dog owners because it has a LOT of energy, making it difficult for inexperienced dog owners to train.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It’s not for nothing that Charlotte had one in Sex and the City. The attributes of this breed of toys perfectly match city life: quiet, friendly, and (of course) incredibly cute. But it’s not just a salon dog; most people don’t know how athletic this breed can be. They love long walks and running (in pursuit of other animals), and some of them have even shown great promise as hunting dogs! This does not mean that they are too energetic; it all depends on your own lifestyle because they will adapt to it.
3. French Bulldog
Another happy resident of an apartment, the French do not need much exercise, other than quick walks. Nor does their playful nature manifest themselves through barking, but rather by affection. These dogs are straightforward to train, making them a great choice for new dog owners. They are also friendly with virtually everyone, making them excellent family dogs.
4. English Bulldog
The same goes for the English Bulldog! The strongest puppies don’t keep quiet too often because they keep sleeping on the couch. Their muscles may seem intimidating, but these gentle dogs don’t hurt a fly. Even if they are very gentle dogs, they can also be trained to make excellent watchdogs, but it depends entirely on your preferences. English bulldogs don’t have much energy, so if you’re not a fan of long, frequent walks, this is an excellent choice for you.
The basenji is literally known as the “dog without barking,” but the breed is not completely mute. When they decide to talk, the dogs make strange noises that look like jodels. These dogs have a lot of advantages and disadvantages. They’re incredibly friendly dogs, so you won’t have to worry about fights, and they’re great apartment dogs. On the other hand, they are tough to train, and the breed is very rare, so expect long waiting lists.