The 10 Quietest Dog Breeds
We tapped breed expert and AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo for her run-down of the quietest dog breeds. Though the following breeds are known for being quiet, she notes that there may be some individual dogs in these breeds that are more active and make more noise than average.
These sociable dogs are extremely affectionate with family and are well behaved around young children and other dogs. Whippets are very quiet and versatile.
Greyhounds are friendly, sociable dogs that are well-mannered and quiet at home. The fastest dog breed, Greyhounds need regular opportunities to run.
3. Chinese Shar Pei
Protective by nature, Chinese Shar Pei are highly devoted to family. They need daily mental stimulation and physical exercise.
4. French Bulldog
This breed is playful, smart, and adaptable. Frenchies have a low barking level and are highly trainable. Though the French Bulldog does not bark much, their alertness makes them excellent watch dogs.
This is an incredibly affectionate breed that is good with young children and other dogs. They do not bark a lot, only to alert their family.
6. Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhound are known for their good manners and loyalty. They require a lot of exercise, and once mature, they are dignified, quiet housedogs.
This is a low-energy breed that is playful and easy-going. They are calm, faithful, and love people.
8. Japanese Chin
This breed is known to be gentle and well-mannered. Japanese Chins are great with other dogs and are extremely affectionate with their family. This breed is gentle and is not a big barker.
Known as a “barkless dog” the Basenji is independent, smart, and poised. They are a sweet-faced hunter that is extremely loyal to their family.
10. Bergamasco Sheepdog
This is a low-maintenance and robustly healthy breed that is good with kids and other animals. Bergamasco Sheepdogs are patient yet protective and eager to please.