There are dogs that rarely bark, they only bark when strangers visit our home or alert the surrounding danger. Below, we have compiled 10 dog breeds that bark the least in the dog world.
#1 – Basenji
Basenji is a small hunting breed, native to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Basenji does not bark, they express their feelings by an odd sound described as something between a chortle and a yodel. And because of that Basenji is also known by the other name “African barkless dog”. In addition, Basenji is also an intelligent, energetic dog, alert, quite reserved with strangers, and may not get along with non-canine pets.
#2 – English Bulldog
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed, originally from England. English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. In addition, English Bulldog is a very friendly dog, calm, also quite lazy, so they need to be exercised regularly, and balanced diet, to keep their dog form
#3 – Pug
Pug is a small breed originating from China. They have large round heads, many wrinkles, a short nose and 2 big eyes that look extremely cute. Pugs rarely bark, but because they have compact breathing passageways, they are prone to shortness of breath and often make wheezing sounds. In addition, Pugs are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, and they are also a great companion for the elderly and children.
#4 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, graceful, charming, affectionate and alert to strangers but they also rarely bark.
#5 – Newfoundland
Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, sociable, patient, rarely barking personality. Newfie also particularly likes water and they can work underwater, for rescue cases.
#6 – Greyhound
Greyhound is a hunting dog, but they are extremely gentle, obedient, sweet, rarely bark, independent in spirit and they exude an aristocratic look. Greyhound is famous for the fastest running ability in the dog world (45 Miles Per Hour).
#7 – Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, is a small breed of dog that weighs only about 7-11 pounds.The Japanese Chin is an intelligent, friendly, independent dog, often silent, and rarely barking. however, they are a defensive and alert animal, so they will bark to attract attention to alert a stranger or something unusual.
#8 – Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunting dog native to Southern Africa. They are also known by other names like: African Lion Dog or African Lion Hound. Many believe that they were once used to hunt lions. The Rhodesian Ridgeback’s distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction from the rest of its coat. Rhodesian Ridgeback is a loyal, intelligent, less barking dog, but typically somewhat aloof to strangers.
#9 – Chinese Shar-Pei
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a medium-sized dog originating from China. The Shar-Pei has a wrinkled appearance, which makes them look cute. However, they are an independent and tenacious dog, and are always ready to fight threats. Chinese Shar-Pei rarely bark, they only bark when playing, or alert to the danger.
#10 – Great Dane
The Great Dane is a large breed originating from Germany. They are very gentle, friendly, and rarely bark, coupled with an elegant appearance. Great Dane is a sweet and reliable companion, they are also a good guardian, alert for the family.