The Most Calm Dog Breeds That Don't Often Make Noise

Japanese Chin The Japanese Chin has been described as “cat-like.” While they are cautious and observant, they will not bark much.

The Chin makes a great apartment dog and is a wonderful addition to any family but does better in a house with older children. 

Bulldog Because bulldogs are a brachycephalic (or short-headed) breed, you may not think of them as a quiet dog.

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To be fair, they do make their share of noises — their snoring is almost human in proportion — but they are actually low key when it comes to barking. 

Irish Setter Although the Irish Setter was bred for the hunt, it is less vocal than other dogs in its group.

This dog is a happy, amiable breed, but like most other working dogs, it needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

Pug Like bulldogs, pugs make a lot of little noises — they “snarf,” snore and breath heavily, but they are not big barkers.

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