What Are The Dogs That Bark The Most?

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

October 30, 2018

There are plenty of breeds that are known for being loud, and unless you want a guard dog, then you might want to consider this when getting a new pup. Noisy pets can be a pain in the you know what, and these guys are the loudest in many ways– and have the bark to prove it. Before you get into the list, it may be helpful to learn why dogs bark, too.

Dog Breeds That Bark The Most

These breeds are loud and could care less if you want them to be quiet. If you need a dog to vent with or gossip, then you should chat with these guys.

1. Chihuahua 

 Oftentimes referred to as “yappy dogs”, chihuahuas may be small but they have a big personality and plenty to say about it.

2. Bloodhound

Bloodhounds bark and howl excessively and they DO NOT care.  If there is a rabbit in the backyard or suspicious shadow around the corner, they will let you know. Hounds. Gotta love that in-bred trait to not stfu.

3. Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are used for tracking and hunting, they become distracted by different scents and sounds, but don’t worry, they will let you know when they have found what they are looking for with a howling bark.

basset hound

4. German Shepherd

 As one of the best guard dogs, German Shepherds are bred to guard and let you know when something isn’t right – but not quietly.

dogs bark most gsd

5. Beagle

Beagles will bark when you walk in the door, at a plastic bag and when strangers walk past the house – they just want you to know.

6. Yorkshire Terrier

Sure yorkies are small, but they’re a part of the Terrier family and they don’t know when to tone down their bark. They think they are bigger than they are and aren’t afraid to yap to the mailman, the Great Dane at the dog park, your shadow, or even their shadow.

yorkie barky

7. Scottish Terrier

These pups do not yip and yap, they BARK. Scottish Terriers have a powerful bark, and it’s a lot louder than you think.


8. Miniature Schnauzer

Bushy eyebrows and a walrus-like mustache might make him look like a harmless goofball, but the Miniature Schnauzer enjoys talking trash to bigger dogs.

9. Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies always have a lot to say. You can catch Siberian Huskies on the internet singing, saying “I love you!” and probably howling alongside emergency sirens.

husky dogs bark most

10. Cairn Terrier

The Cairn is a Terrier through and through and it’s impossible to stop them doing what they do best: chasing, digging and barking. We warned you.


11. Dachshund

Dachshunds have loud, deep barks for a dog their size – and they do like to bark! Think of them as your over-opinionated mother-in-law. Exactly.

12. West Highland White Terrier (aka Westie)

Is that a fly? What about a squirrel? Did he just see you 10 seconds ago? Yes and yes. A Westie will bark and alert you about everything.


But keep in mind…

Remember, every dog is an individual so even though breed can be a good starting point, positive training is the best way to ensure good behavior! For tips on dog training like how to stop your dog barking, check it out here. And if your type of dog is the kind who values quiet, well, we can also give you a list of those too. 🙂

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

October 30, 2018


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