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.
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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).
You’ll hardly ever get a restless yelp or irritable nip out of one of these big friendly giants.
3. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
Scottish Deerhounds were bred to hunt deer, which may be why they are so good at being quiet.
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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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.
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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.
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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