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34 breeds of canine that do not bark

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When thinking about getting a dog, choosing the right breed for your lifestyle is important. Are you looking for a dog to accompany you on your daily run, or do you want a pet that loves to curl up on the couch and take a nap? Do you have the time and patience to continue grooming, or do you prefer a dog with an easy-care coat?

One important factor to consider, especially if you live in an apartment, is how noisy a dog breed is. While certain dog breeds bark a lot, such as some terriers, there are many dog ​​breeds that are known to be quiet.

All dogs bark now and then, be it while playing or to alert their owner to a stranger, but some breeds are known to be louder than others.

If you are looking for a dog, consider adoption, as there are plenty of calm dogs in animal shelters that need a home.

Akita

Akitas are loyal and loving dogs that don’t usually bark. However, Akitas are known to be vocal and often make amusing muttering and mumbling noises.

Akitas are loyal and loving dogs,
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Australian cattle dog

Australian Cattle Dogs are smart, loyal pets who need plenty of mental and physical activity to avoid boredom. What matters is that they are not known to bark.

Australian cattle dogs Australian cattle dogs are smart and loyal pets.
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Basenji

If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t bark, Basenjis is the one. Basenjis, also known as African barkless dogs, are also known to be highly intelligent and tenacious, yet lovable nonetheless.

Basenji Basenjis are also known as African barkless dogs.
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Borzoi

Borzois are calm, loving, and stubborn dogs that have no tendency to bark or howl.

BorzoiBorzois are calm and loving dogs.
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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are friendly, loving, and amusing dogs, and while small, they’re not known to be happy.

Bostonn TerrierAlthough Boston Terriers are small, they are not known to be happy.
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boxer

Boxers are bright and playful dogs who can protect their owners, but generally don’t bark.

boxerBoxers can be protective but don’t bark often.
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Bulldog

Bulldogs are an easy-care breed who love to nap on the couch. However, owners should make sure that they run enough as they are prone to weight gain.

Bulldog Bulldogs are low-maintenance dogs who don’t bark a lot.
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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are known as “silent watchdogs” as if they were very protective dogs, they don’t bark much.

Bull MastiffBullmastiffs are known as “silent watch dogs”.
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Cane Corso

Cane Corsos are working dogs in need of a job. As long as they are busy, they are unlikely to bark.

Cane CorsoAs long as they are busy, Cane Corso dogs are unlikely to bark.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These little spaniels are usually calm and friendly dogs who like to be around and don’t bark a lot.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are calm and friendly dogs.
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are active, obedient dogs and need plenty of exercise. However, they are not known for barking.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are active and obedient dogs.
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Chinese crested dog

Chinese crested dogs are small, delicate dogs that can be needy. They can bark if they have separation anxiety, but if kept in company they tend to be calm dogs.

Chinese crested dogChinese crested dogs are small and delicate dogs.
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Chinese Shar Pei

This is a loyal and calm breed. A well-trained Chinese Shar-Pei rarely barks.

Chinese Shar PeiChinese Shar-Peis are a loyal and calm breed.
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Chinook

Chinooks are gentle dogs that people love, and although they tag to greet visitors, they are otherwise pretty calm.

ChinookChinooks are gentle dogs and quite calm.
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Cotton Tulear

Smart, cute, and playful, these dogs are generally calm dogs except for a brief bark when the doorbell rings.

Cotton TulearCoton de Tulear dogs don’t bark much.
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French bulldog

French bulldogs do well to live in an apartment. They can bark when a stranger approaches, but they are a typically calm breed.

French bulldogFrench Bulldogs are generally a calm breed.
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Glen of Imaal Terrier

One of four Irish Terrier breeds, Glen of Imaal Terriers are independent but loving dogs. Although they can bark to alert someone approaching the house, they are otherwise quiet.

Glen of Imaal TerrierGlen of Imaal Terriers are loving dogs.
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Greyhound

Greyhounds are generally relaxed and calm, and other than barking when they play, they are a calm breed.

GreyhoundGreyhounds are generally calm dogs.
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Irish setter

Although Irish Setters can get lonely and bark when unhappy, they are pretty calm as long as they keep company.

Irish setterIrish setters are generally calm when they have company.
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Irish Wolfhound

These are gentle dogs that are not prone to barking and are not very vocal. Irish wolfhounds, however, occupy a large space and are not suitable for living in an apartment.

Irish WolfhoundIrish wolfhounds are not prone to barking and are not very vocal.
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Italian Greyhound

Italian greyhounds are gentle but needy dogs that are not known to bark a lot.

Italian GreyhoundItalian greyhounds are not known to bark.
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Japanese chin

Japanese chins are small, playful dogs and are a great breed for those who live in apartments, also because they are not prone to barking.

Japanese chinJapanese chins are small and playful dogs.
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Leonberger

Leonbergers are intelligent, active and need a lot of space. Aside from barking to alert their owners to an intruder, they are a calm breed.

LeonbergerLeonberger are intelligent and active dogs.
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Neapolitan mastiff

In general, they are gentle dogs who often defend their owners but are not an aggressive breed and generally do not bark.

Neapolitan mastiffNeapolitan mastiffs are gentle dogs.
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Papillon

Papillons are friendly and active dogs who love to be with their owners and rarely bark.

PapillonPapillons are friendly and active dogs.
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pug

Pugs are calm dogs who like to sleep a lot and generally don’t bark.

pugPugs tend to be calm dogs.
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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks aren’t known to bark a lot, and while young dogs may be playful, the breed is generally quite calm and quiet.

Rhodesian RidgebackRhodesian Ridgeback are not known for barking.
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Saint Bernards

Famous gentle dogs who tend to be friendly. They are also known for being calm and serene indoors.

Saint BernardSaint Bernards are gentle dogs.
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Saluki

Salukis are another breed known for being gentle and calm. They can also be a little reserved yet affectionate and not prone to barking a lot.

SalukiSalukis are known to be gentle and calm.
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Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhounds are calm and good-natured dogs that don’t bark a lot.

Scottish DeerhoundScottish Deerhounds are calm and good-natured dogs.
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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus are intelligent, calm, and tenacious dogs, and while they can be quite noisy, they don’t bark much.

Shiba InuShiba Inus are intelligent and calm dogs.
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Soft-coated wheat terrier

These terriers may bark to alert their owners to a visitor, but unlike other terrier breeds, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is not particularly happy.

Soft-coated wheat terrierSoft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not very happy.
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Staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are strong and outgoing dogs, and while they can bark when a stranger approaches the house, they are otherwise not known to bark much.

Staffordshire bull terrierStaffordshire Bull Terriers are strong and outgoing dogs.
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Whippet

Whippets aren’t known to be vocal or barking a lot, but they are watchdogs so their owner will know someone is outside. They are generally playful and loving dogs.

WhippetWhippets aren’t known to be loud or bark a lot
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Even Puppies Get the Point

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Dogs’ ability to understand us and respond to our attempts to communicate with them has long been considered a fundamental part of the close relationship we share. More than two decades ago, researchers first provided evidence that dogs can follow human pointing gestures.

Many studies have since shown that when humans point at one of two identical objects to indicate the location of the food, dogs respond by choosing the one pointed more often than we would happen to expect. This may sound like an easy skill, but maybe that’s because it’s so easy for us. The idea that another species can respond to our hint is a big deal.

As with any significant discovery, this topic has been discussed at length. Behavioral questions mainly revolve around whether dogs are learning what this gesture means from spending so much time with us, or whether they can naturally understand that pointing is a way to get their attention to something interesting.

It is difficult to study for practical and ethical reasons. Most adult dogs have a lot of experience with humans. Raising dogs without such contact for the purposes of scientific study would be cruel and totally unacceptable. It would also be pointless because such dogs would be so poorly socialized and so fearful that they would not be able to participate in studies. However, puppies are a different matter.

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In a recent study, researchers used the fact that young puppies have limited experience with humans to examine their ability to respond to human pointing gestures. The 375 participating puppies were between 7.3 and 10.4 weeks old (mean age 8.4 weeks). The puppies were loaned out by Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit group that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities. The 203 females and 172 males came from 117 litters. In terms of breed, there were 98 Labrador Retrievers, 23 Golden Retrievers, and 254 Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever crosses.


The experimenter hid food in one of two places and either (A) pointed and looked at the bait container, or (B) placed any marker next to the bait container. (C) Puppies exceeded chance expectation with both social cues, but not in an olfactory control state. Source: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.17.434752

In the study, the pups had a choice of two containers, one of which held a piece of snack food. While one person was holding the pup, another caught the pup’s attention and either pointed and looked at the food reward container, or showed the pup a marker (a small yellow block) and then placed the marker next to the correct container. Based on the dot gesture, the pups chose correctly more than two-thirds of the time. They correctly picked almost three-quarters of the time the person communicated the location of the food by placing the marker.

In control trials, where puppies were not directed and were likely to choose based on the smell of the food, their decisions had a success rate of 48.9 percent – essentially random and slightly worse than you’d expect based on chance alone. These experiments showed that puppies could not find the food by sniffing it out.

Multiple replications did not appear to improve the puppies’ performance. This suggests that they don’t learn the task while studying. (They had either already learned the task even though they were so young, or they could do it without having to study.) Previous studies in adult dogs – both lap dogs and assistance dogs – found similar success rates for the pointing task, and were even higher Success in the marker task.

Another aspect of this study examined the genetic basis for the variation in dogs’ ability to find food based on human information about their location. They found that 43 percent of the variation was due to heredity, confirming a long-standing belief that genetics play a role in dogs’ social and cognitive abilities. This is an important finding. In order for selection to affect a dog’s ability to respond to human communication, as there are many theories about the domestication of dogs, there must be a genetic basis.

It is important to understand that even a natural ability can be adaptive. Hence, it is not that dogs either have an innate ability or need to learn that ability. The idea that behavior is binary is extremely out of date. In fact, an influential 1967 study in my field of ethology had the brand name “Ontogenesis of an Instinct”. To understand why it was so dangerous, it is important to know that ontogeny means evolution.

The study looked at changes in a pattern of behavior that was believed to be instinctive: a gull chick pecks at one point on the beak of an adult gull to trigger feeding. Such species-specific behavior patterns were viewed as innate rather than learned. In a series of studies, Jack P. Hailman, PhD showed that learning took place and that gull chicks improved their chopping accuracy with practice.

The idea that instinctive behavior can be improved and that learning occurs in relation to such behaviors was revolutionary and has changed the field significantly. But here, more than 50 years later, we are still debating whether behavior is instinctive or learned. It is more complex than that, and we have to accept that learning can play a role even in natural and species-prevalent behavior.

One possibility that must always be considered is that dogs have a tendency to learn the ability to follow human gestures. That is, it can be easy and natural for them to learn. In fact, it can be so simple and natural that it can be difficult to find dogs who have not yet learned how to do it. The current study provides evidence that even young puppies who have not had extensive experience with humans can perform this task and – equally interesting and important – that there is a genetic basis for this behavior. However, dogs have not been shown to have this ability in the absence of experience with humans.

The researchers say it fairly in their work: “Taken together, our results show that the social skills of dogs are very important in early development and that the variation in these traits is strongly influenced by genetic factors.”

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How to Tell if Your Dog is a Genius

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Anyone who has lived with a dog knows their ability to learn the meanings of words, even those you wouldn’t want them to know. How many times did you have to spell the words “going” or “dinner” to avoid an explosion of excitement?

Previous studies have looked at how non-human animals, including chimpanzees, sea lions, and rhesus monkeys, learn words. But now, a paper published in Nature shows that some dogs learn the name of a new object after hearing it just four times, a skill previously believed to be limited to humans.

The researchers found that this skill was not common in all dogs studied, but may be limited to a few “talented” or well-trained individuals. So how do you know if your own dog is a genius or not?

The study was simple and easy to repeat at home. Just follow the researchers’ steps to see if your dog can learn the names of objects that quickly. But don’t worry if your dog doesn’t have this ability. This can only be due to his race or previous experience.

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Whiskey and Vicky Nina

The new study included a collie named Whiskey who knew 59 objects by name and a Yorkshire terrier named Vicky Nina who knew 42 toys.

The researchers tested each dog’s knowledge of their toy by asking them to bring each toy in turn. Neither the owners nor the experimenters could see the toys so as not to influence the choice of dogs.

Once it was determined that the dogs knew the names of all of their toys, the researchers introduced two new objects, each placed one at a time in a group of familiar toys. In this test, Whiskey chose the new toy every time. Vicky Nina got the right one in 52.5% of the attempts, which is a bit more than chance.

Learn new names

For the next part of the study, the dog was shown a toy, given its name, and then allowed to play with it. After repeating the name of two different new toys four times, the dog was asked to choose one of the two new toys.

No known toys were included in this part of the experiment in order to prevent the dog from choosing the right toy through exclusion. Knowing the name of all the other toys, the dog may choose the right toy, guessing that the unfamiliar word must indicate the unfamiliar toy.

Both dogs opted for the new toy more often than chance would predict, suggesting that they actually learned the name of a new object very quickly. However, her memory deteriorated significantly after 10 minutes and almost completely after an hour. This shows that the new learning needs more reinforcement if it is to be maintained.

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The test with the new toy was also done by 20 volunteers with their own dogs, but these dogs did not show the ability to learn new names after a few hearings.

The authors suggested that the difference between the performance of the two dogs in their test and the volunteer dogs means that the dog may need to be unusually intelligent or have a lot of name learning experience in order to learn new names quickly.

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Clever dogs

It is likely that a combination of factors are at work in these experiments. It is significant that the most common breed used in studies of this species is a border collie, specifically bred to perform audible commands and very highly motivated to perform tasks and please the handler. Yorkshire terriers also enjoy mental and physical stimulation.

Similar tests have been carried out by other research groups, usually using border collies. In 2004, a dog named Rico was found to know the names of 200 different objects, and in 2011 Chaser learned 1,022 unique objects.

Other breeds may be less interested in playing with or fetching toys. For example, greyhounds such as salukis and greyhounds are primarily bred for hunting or racing and are therefore generally more difficult to train. They may not show any interest in toys at all and be far less motivated to please the handler.

Smart dogs can learn new names quickly.

Both test dogs in this study received extensive training through play and social interaction to pay attention to the names and characteristics of the toys. This could make them more likely to notice the differences between new and familiar toys and to care about the verbal cues associated with them.

While their training was not formal, it was nonetheless positive reinforcement training, a powerful method of teaching animals and people. The dogs have undoubtedly learned their skills to a great extent.

It is entirely possible to train all dogs to perform tasks, including learning the names of objects. However, the degree to which they are willing and able to learn and perform the task depends heavily on the breed of dog and the motivation of the individual dog.

If your pet is an Afghan or Saint Bernard, don’t expect them to be interested in spending hours getting toys for you. On the other hand, if you have a border collie or poodle, their abilities can only be limited by your imagination and commitment to playing with them.The conversation

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10 Most Challenging Dog Breeds That Are Full Of Love

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All dogs need love, attention, and training – but some dog breeds need a little more than others. Every dog breed has its strengths and weaknesses. That doesn’t make any particular breed less loveable, but these 10 dog breeds may need a lot more patience and obedience training than others.
These breeds tend to be intelligent, independent, and stubborn, making then the least obedient dog breeds. Successfully training one of these breeds should win you an award!

00:00​ – Intro
00:30​ – Afghan Hound
01:19​ – Chow Chow
02:04​ – Basenji
02:45​ – Bulldog
03:24​ – Bloodhound
04:08​ – Pekingese
04:45​ – Dachshund
05:22​ – Welsh Terrier
06:03​ – Beagle
06:37​ – Borzoi
07:10​ – Outro

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