Nicknamed the silent hunter, this profoundly loyal breed may be quiet when it comes to nuisance barking, but don’t let that fool you - these natural guard dogs will quickly raise the alarm if they feel it’s warranted.
Playful, bright and affectionate, the French Bulldog is incredibly alert and attentive to what’s going on around him, but the good news is, he’ll likely only bark when he wants to let you know that you have a visitor.
When a Great Dane barks you’ll certainly know about it (and so will your neighbors!) but this breed isn’t called gentle giants for nothing. While they’re excellent guard dogs and will bark to defend their patch, overall these friendly and noble dogs are content to sit quietly with their family.
These docile dogs really are the sweethearts of the canine kingdom, they adore company of the two or four-legged variety so they’ll seldom bark. Affectionate, graceful and gentle, the Cavie is a lover, not a fighter and he will stick closely to his owner’s side.
Calm, good-natured and blessed with a kind and eager-to-please temperament, the Bernese Mountain Dog is imposing in size but not threatening. They make excellent watchdogs and it’s usually only when someone they don’t know enters their property that they’ll be prone to barking.
Exuding an air of quiet competence and confidence, the Cane Corso is an assertive dog but he’s also highly intelligent, which makes him trainable. This is a wilful breed though, so they need a human who can show them who’s boss.
While they may be loud breathers at times, Pugs are exceptionally quiet when it comes to barking, making the occasional yips when they get excited. Cuddly and quirky, this human-obsessed breed are total lazy logs, so snoring is about the only noise you’ll hear out of these little comedians.
Utterly charming, friendly and with the patience of a, well, saint! These genial giants are powerful and muscular, while at the same time being placid and quiet and they love nothing more than lazing about with their family.
When it comes to gentle souls, the Whippet is right up there with the Cavie, in terms of its sweet and loving nature. As long as he has his daily exercise needs met, the Whippet will make for a calm and quiet companion.
The oldest and smallest of Japan’s dog breeds, the active and alert Shiba Inu is a bold and confident canine who is incredibly faithful to his family. While they’re certainly watchful, this breed only barks when necessary, favoring a sharp and clear form of communication over incessant yapping.