All dogs are different; some dogs are extra sensitive, some dogs have a heightened sense of smell, some dogs are more protective than others, and then there are dogs that come across as being the most vocal breeds. All dogs are unique in the way that they have their own personalities and traits and for some, being vocal is one of them.
Below we will look at some of the vocal breeds of dogs, however as all dogs are different you may have one of the breeds that we mention below and think ‘that can’t be true, as my dog is as quiet as a mouse’, this is correct. When we look at the breeds in a whole, we are merely observing what the majority of people experience when owning that breed; it is not to say your dog will necessarily show these traits.
Vocal dogs sometimes appeal to dog owners who always wish to be alerted of danger or to be informed when someone is approaching the house or land. Big dogs and small dogs can both be very vocal, an example of a small vocal dog would be a Chihuahua and an example of a large breed vocal dog, may be a Rottweiler. Hound dogs are found to be very vocal, due to their natural ability to hunt out prey and alert their owner to what they have found. Terriers are also known to be a vocal breed of dog due to their working background too.
Here are just a few breeds of dogs that are known to be vocal:
- Border Collie
- St. Bernard
- Jack Russell
- Wire Fox Terrier
- Staffordshire bull terrier
- Basset Hound
If you have a vocal dog, this may be one of the traits that you love about your dog, how he communicates with you and how he lets you know of any threat. Sometimes your dog being vocal may be an annoyance, depending on whether your dog is being badly behaved or not.
If you feel your dog is barking erratically and behaving bad, he will need some training to calm him down.