Many small dog breeds have a reputation for barking quite a bit. Some small dogs are known to be downright yappy and will bark non-stop. Therefore, finding small dog breeds that don’t bark much can be challenging. However, here are a few breeds that are usually quiet and don’t bark much.
Most owners agree that the Shih Tzu is usually quiet in the home and doesn’t bark much. These are sweet, playful dogs that are quite friendly. They are generally trusting and they don’t spend their time looking for intruders. They are a wonderful companion dog. The Shih Tzu stands up to 11 inches tall and weighs up to 16 pounds. They have a beautiful long, flowing coat.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a sweet, gentle breed. They are devoted to their owners and love being with them. Owners say that these dogs don’t bark much. They are more interested in what you are doing and spending time with you. This is a beautiful breed with a long coat. They stand about 13 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 18 pounds.
The Bulldog is larger than the Toy dogs but they make an excellent family companion. They are sweet, loving dogs who are devoted to their owners. They love children. They do not bark much. They prefer to cuddle up and nap. The Bulldog can weigh up to 50 pounds.
The Boston Terrier is a quiet, gentle dog who prefers to stay close to his owner. These dogs don’t bark much. They are almost cat-like in their grooming habits and very clean. They make a devoted pet. They come in three size ranges: up to 15 pounds; 15-20 pounds; and 20 to 25 pounds.
The Italian Greyhound is an intelligent, playful breed that doesn’t bark much. Like his larger cousins the Greyhound and the Whippet, the Italian Greyhound is rather laid back and peaceful. They are a gentle breed. They are affectionate and they do like attention but they are not loud or noisy. They prefer to be with their owners. They do need a daily walk. The Italian Greyhound stands up to 15 inches tall at the shoulder.
Small Dogs that Don’t Bark All of the breeds discussed here are generally quiet breeds, although there can be individual exceptions. The best way to find out about a breed and whether it barks a lot or not is by talking to people who own the dogs. It is also possible to train many dogs not to bark. Try to talk to a breeder about their dogs before getting a do and ask questions about whether the dogs bark. If you can visit someone who owns one of the dogs you can see for yourself if the dog barks much or if it becomes quiet when the owner tells it to do so. There are many Toy breeds who have quite a bad reputation about barking so this is an important issue to consider, especially if you live in an apartment. In general, many terriers and hounds will be more prone to barking than other breeds, but there are always exceptions.