What Dog Breeds Bark the Most?

If you’re considering a new furry family member sometime soon, you want to make sure you can handle the level of barking your chosen breed is known for. To help you get a better idea of which breeds bark the most, we’ve compiled this handy list of the most notoriously vocal pups around. Make sure to consider it carefully before settling on a breed and check what what dog breeds bark the least here!


The beagle breed is known to be quite docile, affectionate, and loyal, but it’s also among the noisiest breeds around. Fortunately, they’re also highly trainable, so you can always try to teach them to be quieter. And if that fails, you can try out the No-Shock Beagle Bark Collar.

Fox Terrier

The fox terrier is an active breed that is quite clever and full of energy. They were bred to be hunting dogs, so they have a deeply ingrained propensity for barking quite a bit. Also ingrained in them is a high level of obedience and trainability, so there is hope that they can unlearn barking behaviors.

Yorkshire Terrier and Teacup Yorkshire Terrier

Both the standard and tiny-sized versions of the Yorkshire terrier can be an earful for their owners. This is because they are quite territorial and small, so their best bet against intruders is to be loud. Yorkie owners may be interested in the No-Shock Bark Collar for Yorkies.

Miniature Schnauzer

There are many reasons why the mini schnauzer tends to bark a bunch. This breed speaks up when it's feeling hungry, distressed, depressed, or bored. It can be a headache for some, but for those looking for a great watchdog, this breed may be the one for you. 

If you’re not looking for a watchdog, try the humane No-Shock Miniature Schnauzer Bark Collar.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn terriers are a bold but loving breed. They can be quite assertive, especially considering their small stature, and they have a good amount of energy. Cairn terriers were bred for hunting, so barking typically comes with the breed’s territory.

West Highland White Terrier

The Westie is a very happy breed that is both active and alert much of the time. This is due to their being bred for hunting, which is why they’re prone to very vocal behavior.


The majestic-looking Pekingese breed is loyal, loving, and affectionate to its family, but a lot more on edge when it comes to strangers. For that reason, you can expect your Pekingese to be a good but quite noisy watchdog should you choose to bring one home.


You’ll rarely find a breed more devoted to its owner than the chihuahua. They’re also lively, intelligent, and live longer than just about any other dog breed. However, the high energy levels chihuahuas are known for can lead to a whole lot of barking. Training helps, but you can also consider the No-Shock Chihuahua Bark Collar if all else fails.


One of the smartest breeds in existence is also one of the most likely to make your downstairs neighbor bang on the ceiling with a broom handle. Poodles can be quite vocal; however, it’s most often for a good reason. So if you can figure that reason out, you can quiet them down.

Doberman Pinscher

Most breeds on this list are on the smaller side, but the Doberman pinscher is a fairly large dog, making any excessive barking even more of a headache to deal with. They’re quite territorial and protective, so keeping them from seeing passersby or approaching strangers may be crucial to your bark prevention efforts.

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa apso is a clever, friendly, playful breed that is Tibetan in origin. They have quite a bit of energy, and they’re not scared of much, which makes for a pretty noisy combination. Their notable obedience means that you can potentially train the barking out of them.


The Maltese breed is sweet and loving, and they often grow strong connections with their families, which is always great. However, that strong connection can turn into separation anxiety, resulting in excessive barking. 

Because you’re not around to prevent separation-driven barking, you may want to consider the No-Shock Maltese Bark Collar.


Fluffy, friendly, and incredibly adorable, the Pomeranian is a much-loved breed, and for good reason. However, their small stature can lead to them speaking up quite loudly when they want to be noticed. You can try to train it out of them, or you can opt for the No-Shock Pomeranian Bark Collar instead.  

Try Our No-Shock Bark Collar Today 

If you’re looking for a humane way to get your pup to stop barking, then we at Pet Pawsabilities™ understand your plight. A shock collar could cause serious harm to your dog, which is why we have our humane no-shock collar. This collar emits vibrations and sound to encourage your furry friend to stop making all that noise.