10 Very Talkative Dog Breeds

10 Very Talkative Dog Breeds

If you live in a nice rural area and don't have to worry about neighbours complaining about any noise then owning any of the breeds below would not be a problem. However, if you live in town, you might need to think twice about owning one of these rather talkative canines. Some have rather deep voices whereas others are a little bit yappy, but there is one thing they all have in common which is they just love hearing the sound of their own voices and usually have something to bark about!

The Bloodhound

If there is one hound that just loves to bay, it's the Bloodhound. One breed that most people will recognise because in the movies these lovely canines are often hot on the heels of rogues. However, they are actually lovable if not a bit silly by nature albeit their trailing abilities are second to none in the canine world. The other thing that Bloodhounds tend to be really good at is barking and especially when they are bored which is why you need to keep them active and busy because as the saying goes "a good dog is a tired dog".

The Basset Hound

Good-natured, low to the floor and less active than other fellow hounds, the lovely Basset Hound boasts a gorgeous howl to let you know about especially should they be left on their own for any great length of time. Basset Hounds are real characters, they become totally dedicated and loyal to the people they love which means they like to be with them as much as they can and if they are not – they soon let you know they are unhappy about things.

The American English Coonhound

An American English Coonhound has a reputation for speed as well as stamina and being a hunting dog, they are very good at what they are bred to do. However, this is another hound that will soon let you know when they are not happy about things which includes being left on their own for too long. They make wonderful family pets although they do need a lot of daily exercise to stay happy, healthy, fit and quiet!

The Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher might look like a small Doberman but in reality they are a breed all of their own. They are feisty little characters and there's nothing they like better than playing interactive games in the great outdoors. Being wonderful guard dogs, the Miniature Pinscher does like the sound of their own voice and are quite happy to bark to let you know when there is a stranger around. They are not the ideal choice for first time dog owners because they can be a little wilful which means they could start acting like the "alpha dog" and then the barking can become a serious issue.

The Miniature Schnauzer

Another small canine with a big personality, the Miniature Schnauzer is very good at letting owners know about everything that is going on whether inside the house or in the garden. Smart and athletic, this little canine is a very good guard dog and it's in their nature to bark so if you live in town, you might need to train them to curb what might become a problem with your neighbours.

The Chihuahua

Tiny, sassy and totally unaware of their actual size, the chihuahua is an extremely good guard dog and will soon let you know if anything is amiss around your home. They do tend to be a little highly-strung by nature and will bark for the sake of it as well as give people a little nip if they feel threatened in any way.

The Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkie may be classed as a Toy breed but this is another tiny canine that thinks they are much bigger than they really are. Being terriers they like to be busy and as such people who own them know they have a huge dog in a tiny dog's body. Yorkies love the sound oftheir own voices and will happily bark and yap at everything they see and anyone who passes by your window which makes them great guard dogs – but it could annoy your neighbours if they are not "doggy people".

The Alaskan Malamute

Happy and fun loving by nature, the Alaskan Malamute is renowned for their sleigh pulling abilities but they are superb diggers and have pretty amazing climbing skills too. One of their other traits is their ability to bark albeit a very unique bark which is more of a "woo-woo" whenever they get the urge to! On the upside, the Alaskan Malamute could never be considered as a nuisance barker.

The Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies will howl away to their heart's content if they are allowed to. However, this gorgeous canine is affectionate and happy by nature although they do make extremely good guard dogs. The Siberian Husky is very good looking and just loves the sound of their own voices singing away whenever they can which can be a bit of an issue if you have neighbours.

The Beagle

Beagles might be renowned for their ability to track things down with their expert and sensitive noses but they are also extremely vocal when they are allowed to be. In fact, a Beagle loves it when they can sing along to police or ambulance sirens and adore it if anyone knocks on your front door because it gives them the opportunity to do what they love doing which is to bark.


If you are hoping to share your home and life with a canine companion and you live in town, you need to think about your neighbours. The last you want is for your pet's barking to become an issue that you would need to deal with. The 10 breeds mentioned above are known to love the sound of their own voices although if well trained from an early age and if they get lots of energetic exercise every day, they might be too tired to be a nuisance barker. However, it is best to know if a breed you would like to own likes the sound of their own voice so you are prepared to deal with the problem right from the word go.

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