Barking Dogs – Top 5 Most Expressive Breeds

Barking Dogs - Most Expressive Breeds
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Barking Dogs have been, well – barking, since they came into existence 20,000 – 30,000 years ago. Over time they’ve become domesticated and in the past 200 years have evolved into today’s many different breeds.

This article looks at the breeds that bark the most.  It was derived by much research, but it is also clear that there are many opinions to which dogs bark the most.  If this barking trait becomes too annoying, there are a number of ways to train your dog to stop barking.

And now, for the Top 10 Most Expressive breeds.

Chihuahua – # 1 Barking Dog Champion

Chihuahua Dog Barking

Well you know how the smallest guys tend to bark the most.  This is no different for dogs. The little Chihuahua takes the barking dogs number one spot. Its namesake comes from the Mexican state of Chihuahua and they come in several colors and two different coat lengths.  One thing all Chihuahua have in common is barking prowess. These little fellas can bark the paint off your walls.

Beagle – # 2 Noise Maker


There is some debate on the dog that barks the most between the Chihuahua, ranked at #1, and the Beagle. In our ranking, the Beagle comes in at #2. Since the Beagle is a scent dog, they use their bark to let you, and everyone else, know when they’ve found something. The Beagle’s smelling talent makes it especially useful for hunting and detection of substances by authorities worldwide.

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Siberian Husky – # 3 Ranked Barker

Siberian Huskies barking

The medium size Siberian Husky with its thicker coat can withstand the harsh winter conditions in the Arctic.  These pups can also handle the summer season since its coat reflects heat as well. They are often used as sled dogs and are great pets for the home. They have a need to be part of the pack and barking is part of their nature.

Yorkshire Terrier – # 4 of our Barking Dogs

Yorkshire Terrier

As with our #1 Champion, the Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with a big bark. One thing that is apparent in our research is many of the dogs with Terrier in their name have the common barking trait.  The Yorkshire Terrier is an easy dog to train, so if barking is an issue, it can be solved with proper bark training.

Miniature Schnauzer – #5

Bark Collar on Dog

The Miniature Schnauzer is another small breed of dog.  They are good watchdogs with more inclination to bark than bite. This watchdog penchant puts them at number 5 on our list. As seen in the image above, the Miniature Schnauzer can be easily trained with a Dog Bark Collar if barking becomes an issue.  

Honorable Mentions to List:

  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Basset Hound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • German Shepherd
  • Pomeranian
  • Fox Terrier
  • Dachshund
  • Maltese
  • Scottish Terrier

Whether you have a barking machine or a pup that is quiet as a mouse, best of luck to you and your dog.  At Athenas Pets, we’re always thinking of ways to make the human and pet experience better.  We offer a number of training and fun products in this regard.

Check out our Puppy Training Products and let us know more about your experience.

Steve Larrivee

Steve Larrivee

As a dog lover since his youth, Steve Co-Founded Athenas Pets with his son Kevin to promote dog training to the masses. Athenas Pets, focuses on training products and providing the "know-how" so the average dog owner can train their dog like a pro.

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