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The 10 Dog Breeds That Bark The Most

| Published on February 12, 2014

Many are curious about what dog breeds bark the most. Barking itself is a very important communication tool between dogs and humans. With just a ruff or a yip your dog can tell you whether they are hungry, if there’s someone approaching the front door, or if it is time to go out to do some business. Some dogs hardly ever make a peep, but others have plenty to say – and you’ll hear all about it! These breeds are the chatterboxes of the dog world.

#1 – Beagle

It doesn’t matter if the snow is flying, a plastic bag is blowing down the street or a stranger is coming to visit, a Beagle will let its owner and anyone within a mile radius know what’s going on.



#2 – Basset Hound

The Basset was intended as a tracker and is easily distracted by scents and activities. They announce all company with a distinct howling type bark that will raise the roof.


#3 – Jack Russell Terrier

Known for their energetic, sassy personalities the Jack Russell does not discriminate between who gets told off. They are an equal opportunity barker.


#4 – Keeshond

Considered mellower than its other Spitz counterparts, the Keeshond thrives on being with their family. This includes announcing everything going on in and outside of their home.



#5 – Maltese

A small snuggle bug, the Maltese enjoys the company of people. This breed will greet any and all company enthusiastically. Their verbal enthusiasm will spread to greeting the mail carrier, people walking in front of their home, and the milk delivery person at 2 a.m.


#6 – Lhasa Apso

Bred as temple guardians, these little bundles of attitude take their sentry duties very seriously. Lhasa will announce the arrival of any and all noises in and around their home.


#7 – Boston Terrier

Known as “America’s Gentleman” Boston Terriers are very keen on using their verbal skills. Gentlemen might not tell tales, but this particular breed doesn’t care who they converse with.

#8 – Miniature Pinscher

Small, energetic, mischievous the Min Pin doesn’t hesitate to let their household know the goings on in the neighborhood. If there is a leaf blowing somewhere, they will let their family know!

#9 – Samoyed

This dog loves a good romp in the snow, they also love to announce how happy they are about it! The Samoyed will express every emotion with a bark, and then another for good measure.

#10 – West Highland White Terrier

Known as a “Westie” this bundle of energy loves to play. They also love to verbally announce everything they see, hear, feel, touch, might touch, possibly see, and maybe hear. Westies are very verbal.


The key in all communication or behavior is to try and figure out what your dog is trying to tell you. They may be in pain,

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