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15 Dog Breeds That Don’t Bark Excessively and Will Keep Your Neighbors Happy

6. Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei
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The most wrinkly dog by far, the Shar-Pei is a quiet pup that is deeply devoted to its owner and only barks when playing or danger seems imminent.

7. Borzoi

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A fave pick for a gal that wants her pawed pal to be enviably photogenic, the Borzoi is a gorgeous and graceful dog that is typically quiet and well-mannered. However, be prepared to get your exercise since this beautiful canine loves to play.

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8. Akita

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The Akita is a large, powerful and alert dog originating in Japan, where it is one of the dog breeds designated as a national monument. This furry pal is also referred to as the “silent hunter” in Japan and will generally keep quiet unless there is serious reason for alarm.

9. Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel
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One look at the Clumber Spaniel and you may think he just doesn’t have the oomph to bark. This large cuddly canine lives by the adage “slow and steady wins the race.” The largest of the Spaniel breeds, this dog typically don’t bark unless true danger is present.

10. Mastiff

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The handsome Mastiff is a gentle giant that, thankfully, doesn’t back up its size with giant barks. This massive canine may be a drooler, but it isn’t going to have your neighbors calling the authorities for a noise complaint.

Next Up: Greyhound

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