Here you will find a list of dog breeds that are generally known to be more quiet than most other breeds. Please note that a dog's temperament can differ from individual to individual, so getting a dog of one of these breeds doesn't guarantee a quiet disposition. In order to prevent excessive barking in any breed, the owners should always remember to provide the dog with proper training as well as to satisfy its natural needs.

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Basenji

Origin: Congo
Colors: Copper, red, black and tan, black or brindle
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate exercise needed
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Very dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

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Basset Hound

Origin: France
Colors: Tri-color, red & white, honey/lemon & white, blue/grey, black & tan
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker, but can bay


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Borzoi

Origin: Russia
Colors: White, golden, tan or grey with black markings
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: A lot of exercise needed
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

Breed Video: Borzoi introduction



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Bouvier Des Flandres

Origin: Belgium
Colors: Black, black-brindle, grey, grey-brindle
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Needs lots of exercise
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

Breed video: Bouvier Des Flandres



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Bulldog

Origin: British Isles
Colors: Red, fawn, white, brindle, piebald
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be very dog aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker



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Boxer

Origin: Germany
Colors: Fawn or brindle, sometimes with white markings
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Needs lots of exercise
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

Breed video: Boxer



Photo by Don DeBold

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Origin: United Kingdom
Colors:
Solid ruby, black-and-tan, tri-color and Blenheim
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by Diane Hamilton

Greyhound

Origin: England
Colors:
Any
Size: Large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by fotosuabe

Mastiff

Origin: England
Colors:
Brindle, fawn or apricot with a black mask
Size:
Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming:
Little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by kenjonbro

Neapolitan Mastiff

Origin: Italy
Colors: Grey (blue), black, mahogany and tawny
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Very high
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by © Christine Anderson

Pug

Origin: China
Colors: Fawn, black or silver with black mask
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Usually not dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by Gerald Ferreira

Saint Bernard

Origin: Italy / Switzerland
Colors: Red with white, brindle with white
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Regular
Grooming: Frequent
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Noise: Not a barker


Photo by Penny King

Whippet

Origin: England
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker



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