The Seven Best Low-Barking Dogs, According to Veterinarians

Whether you've had a dog your whole life or you're looking to adopt one, choosing the right breed is important for you and the dog. Besides their cuteness, consider their exercise needs, temperament, and noise level. Dog owners looking for a quieter companion have many choices. Experts say these dogs barely bark.

Although they may not be the most well-known breed, the Basenji is an excellent option for anyone seeking a quieter dog."This breed is known as a 'barkless dog' and is native to Africa," explains Holistapet marketing director Deepanshu Bedi to Best Life. They are an independent and aloof breed that rarely barks excessively.


Shih Tzus are a popular breed for a number of reasons, including their lovable demeanour, compact size, and devoted nature. According to experts, despite their occasionally noisy reputation, they are not particularly loud. Breed Advisor states, "The Shih Tzu will alert bark when it detects unusual sounds, but it is not a particularly vocal breed."

Shih Tzu

Simon asserts, "The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an affectionate, laid-back pet that rarely becomes overexcited." "They are accommodating and do not bark excessively. And because they tend to be so calm and quiet, it is not surprising that they are so popular with senior owners and young families."

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One type of typically quiet dog, known for its slender build and ability to reach breakneck speeds, may be a good choice for anyone seeking a large pet.Bedi tells Best Life that greyhounds are a sighthound breed that were originally bred for hunting. They are relatively quiet and calm dogs that do not excessively bark.


Breed as a guard dog in China, the Shar Pei rarely barks unless its owner is in danger, according to Ann-Marie Sharpe, a pet expert with Breed Advisor, in an interview with Best Life. "They are an excellent, obedient companion after receiving early training. According to a 2010 study, Shar Peis are one of the breeds with the lowest propensity to bark."

Shar Pei

Working dogs are valued for their loyalty and trainability. Due to this and their quietness, experts say Bernese Mountain Dogs are a great choice.Sharpe says these hardy dogs worked in Swiss farms alongside their owners. "They rarely bark and are laid-back."

Bernese Mountain Dog

Even though it's important never to assume anything about a dog's personality, Great Danes truly exemplify a vast difference between size and their typical personalities. Despite being one of the largest breeds available, these timid, low-maintenance animals are also less likely to cause a racket.

Great Dane

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