Why Do Some Dogs Bark More Than Others?

Some vocal breeds like Beagles, Chihuahuas and Terriers were bred to bark frequently

 Breed Tendency  

Dogs developed to guard like Shepherds and Dobermans bark readily at perceived threats.

Alarm Dog Origins   

Dogs allowed to bark readily without training are prone to barking habits. 

 Lack of Training   

Barking defends territory. Territorial breeds and insecure dogs bark more.


Nervous dogs use barking to keep perceived threats away. Confident dogs bark less.


Dogs learn barking garners owner attention, prompting more bark demands.

Demanding Attention

Dogs with separation anxiety may bark, howl and whine when alone.

Separation Anxiety

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