The man’s best friend is lovely, trustworthy and faithful, but with so many breeds out there, it might be hard to decide on the right one for you. However, most people would get a dog with one main requirement in mind. The less it barks, the better it is. I have never seen a dog that never barks, although the behavior also depends on the education. However, I have found out some breeds that rarely make any sounds.
Basenji is often referred to be the dog that never barks. It is small, alert and active. Instead of barking, it makes some yodeling noises. It was originally used in Africa, but it has managed to get a lot of popularity on other continents too. It is short, long and has a curly tail. Unlike other dogs, it hates water. Plus, these dogs often suffer from loneliness. You need someone to be around on a 24/7 basis. It may also be a good idea to get two of them, only to ensure that they have enough company.
The French bulldog has a serious and upset appearance, just like all the other bulldogs. It is a lot smaller than other varieties, but it compensates through the huge ears. It looks like a bat. It is also very entertaining, so it can play with you for hours. It comes up with all kinds of unusual tricks, such as jumping around or rolling. On the other hand, they are a little stubborn, so training them might be a little challenging. But the good news is that they never bark without a serious reason. Keep in mind that they are prone to getting fat, so keep them active.
A miniature schnauzer is very sturdy, regardless of its height. I have had one as a kid and I must say that it almost never barked. With all these, it is a good watchdog that will always stay alert. However, it will never bark just because it can sense something. Instead, it must actually see or properly hear the intruder. These dogs are intelligent and possessive, so proper training is needed if you plan to have a baby too.