Sure, loud dogs have their advantages: they will scare away intruders, for example. But more often than not, all it does is annoy the neighbours. So if you life in a big city or are easily bothered but noise, we suggest you pick one of these breeds of dogs that hardly ever bark to become your next furry best friend.
12. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Yes, it is one of those that Charlotte had in Sex and the City. That’s no surprise since the toy breed is perfect for city living.
11. French Bulldog
Small dogs are usually known for being talkative. Lucky for all the toy breed lovers here is another rather silent one, and it’s a damn cute one of top of that. Who does love Frenchies.
After the Frenchie comes the English bulldog which is just as appartment friendly, although a little bigger.
9. Bernese Mountain Dog
Not only are they rather quiet, but they are also great family dogs! Originally found on Swiss farms, this breed tends to get attached to one person in particular.
The barkless dog is literally the basenji’s second name. But don’t be fooled, he is not completely mute and they sound pretty funny when they decide to make themselves be heard.
The Borzoi might be the most catlike dog ever. Quiet and extremely quick these greyhound-like dogs definitely stand out.
6. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
In the case of Wheatens, don’t mistake quiet for calm. These little furry balls of energy will greet you with lots of jumping.
5. Shiba Inu
Extremely soft and cute, this Japanese breed will remain pretty quiet until they engage in the occasional “Shiba scream.”
4. Australian Shepherd
Known to be active and bright, these Aussies will alert their owners as needed, but are unlikely to start barking up a storm.
3. Scottish Deerhound
These giant dogs definitelywon’t fit in your lap, but their gentle personality will definitely make up for it.
2. Irish Setter
Setters are hunting dogs, not guard dogs. They have a lot of energy but don’t let it out in bark form.
1. Shih Tzu
Historically, Shih Tzus were Chinese royalty dogs. They therefore have over a thousand years experience at being roommates.
Source: Top Family Mag