Why some dogs bark and others don't

July 15, 2019

If you live in an apartment and you are looking for the best apartment dog breeds then you’ve come to a great source. Understanding why some dogs bark more than others can help you select the perfect breed for your apartment lifestyle.

With proper training every dog can be taught not to make noise, there are quite a few dog breeds with innately silent behavior. These dogs require little to no attention in order to keep silent. Keep in mind that every single dog will bark from time to time. Also If you plan on getting yourself a furry friend, make sure you have enough time and resources to give him a comfortable life. Without the proper dog care and attention, you can expect barking.

All dogs were bred for different reasons. With some breeds, being loud and barking a lot was considered an advantage and for others the opposite is true. For example, many — but not all — hunting dog breeds are known for constantly raising alarms with their barks.

Besides that, there could also be genetic reasons and medical conditions that cause dogs to bark more or less. Breeds that are predisposed to certain conditions are likely to either bark more to alert of issues, or bark less simply because they cannot.

Finally, temperament of the dog is a huge factor. Canines bark for different reasons, and the more acute and sensitive a dog breed is, the more likely you'll have a loud pet at home, constantly sending alerts about what it hears on the other side of the wall. Meeting the dog's needs can keep it quiet. For example, people often assume that small dog breeds don't require as much exercise and playtime as medium or large breeds, which isn't true. Due to lack of exercise, many small dogs will bark more often.