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10 Quiet Dog Breeds That Rarely Bark

Known as the "barkless dog," the Basenji rarely barks and instead makes unique vocalizations.


These gentle giants tend to bark infrequently and are known for their calm and patient demeanor.


Although they can bark occasionally, Cavaliers are generally quiet and well-suited for apartment living.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Shiba Inus are known for their independence and quiet nature. While they can vocalize, they tend to be relatively quiet compared to other breeds.

Shiba Inu

Whippets are a quiet and gentle breed, known for their athleticism. They typically don't bark excessively.


Similar to the Whippet, Italian Greyhounds are quiet and well-suited for a calm living environment.

Italian Greyhound

Saint Bernards are generally quiet and docile dogs, not prone to excessive barking.

Saint Bernard

Bichon Frises are typically quiet and well-mannered dogs, making them great choices for those seeking a calm companion.

Bichon Frise

This breed is known for being quiet, intelligent, and good-natured, making them suitable for families and apartment living.

Basque Shepherd Dog

While they have a deep bark, Bullmastiffs are generally quiet and only bark when necessary.


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