Dog Breeds

10 quiet

If it’s a quiet breed you seek, look no further than this comprehensive list, built with some help from the American Kennel Club’s breed standard guide.

1. AUSTRALIAN
CATTLE DOG

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While they aren’t big barkers, they are big runners, so make sure they get plenty of exercise (or that bark might come to life).

2. NEWFOUNDLAND

You’ll hardly ever get a restless yelp or irritable nip out of one of these big friendly giants.
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3. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND

Scottish Deerhounds were bred to hunt deer, which may be why they are so good at being quiet.
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4. ITALIAN GREYHOUND

As quiet as they are small, Italian Greyhounds love nothing more than a peaceful afternoon on their person’s lap.
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5. CHOW CHOW

The Chow Chow is a noble, quiet creature who will continue going about her day without so much as a growl.
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6. BULLMASTIFF

The Mastiff family is a docile one, despite their intimidating statures.
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French Bulldogs make excellent apartment dogs because of their quiet, even-keeled nature and dedication to their owners.

7. french bulldog

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 8. SAINT BERNARD

You’ve got a greater chance of seeing them sneaking food from the table than hearing their booming bark.
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9. IRISH WATER SPANIEL

Irish water spaniels are also incredibly sensitive and intuitive; don’t bark at them and they will continue not barking at you.
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10. BASENJI

These pups are literally called “barkless dogs” and while they don’t bark per se, they do make throaty groans to express themselves.
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