When choosing a dog to get, people naturally have their own preferences. Their decisions can be based on anything from breed type to age. Some want to get a puppy and start caring for them while they’re still young, while others prefer grown-ups.
There’s one qualification you might want to know about before getting your own pet pooch, and that’s the volume of their bark. If you love dogs but can’t stand it when they bark loudly, then you should get the type that doesn’t.
So who’s the loudest of them all? Here’s a list of who’s got the most ear-shattering bark in terms of volume, persistence, and duration:
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As far as sheer loudness goes, a Great Dane would be the hands-down winner. Its giant size can also be an indicator of how loud its bark can get. However, there also giant breeds, like the Bullmastiffs and Great Pyrenees that can also let out loud ones, only that they don’t use them too often.
What’s worse than a loud bark? Well, if it doesn’t stop. There are certain dogs that can just be annoyingly persistent when they bark. A Great Dane may have the loudest bark, but that he may not be the most bothersome. Even small breeds like Chihuahuas and their shrill bark can get to your nerves when keeps going and going. Breeds that guard flock and farm are the most persistent of the lot, including herding breeds like collies, shepherds, and komondors.
Imagine owning a dog that barks for no apparent reason and is at it for hours and hours. This is the kind that just keeps going and going that putting it right beside an energizer bunny can put the latter to shame. One of such kinds is a dachshund. Its bark is not only persistent, it’s also sharp. Dachshunds are quite a stubborn lot, and this stubbornness can be manifested through their barking that can last until it reaches a point when you may surprisingly not even notice it anymore (which can both be a good and bad thing).
Whether they’re loud, persistent, or long-lasting (or all of them), one of the solutions you can turn to is a bark collar, which, of course, has to be used sparingly and only in cases when the bark has become a really big issue (go for names like Garmin bark limiter).
If the bothersome bark doesn’t matter that much to you, you can just choose a breed that you’re most endeared to. If you love your dog unconditionally, then you’re willing to put up with whatever inconveniences he may bring about.
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Get to Know the Great Dane (akc.org)
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Best Tips to Stop Dog Barking (cesarsway.com)