Top 10 Most Talkative Dog Breeds

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Do you ever wish you could have a conversation with your dog? Wouldn’t it be great to get their opinion on important matters? Well, if you learn to read the cues, you’ll discover your pup talks to you all the time. Barking, growling, sighing, and howling are just some of the ways your pooch lets you know what they are thinking. They may be bored or fed up, or sounding an alarm. While all doggos use verbal means to communicate, some are definitely more opinionated than others. If you’re okay with a chatty chum, consider getting one of the 10 most talkative breeds. 

Siberian Husky

Since they are used to working in packs, Huskies have a natural tendency to use their voice to communicate to their comrades. How does this translate in a human pack? A lot of howling and vocal expression. Make no mistake, a husky will never hesitate to let you know what's going through their mind. 


If you have a Beagle around the house, then you are very familiar with the famous bay. A little deeper and more drawn out than a howl, the bay is how the Beagle lets their feelings be known. You may hear it if they are frightening off a stranger or want your attention. Either way, it can be endearing…in small doses.

Miniature Schnauzer

Scruffy beards, folded ears, and a salt and pepper coat make the Miniature Schnauzer undeniably cute. But don’t mistake them for a passive breed that just observes the world. These feisty pups like to bark at whatever comes across their path. With a little guidance, though, they can make pleasant pets. 

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Yorkshire Terrier

Oh, the Yorkie! Teeny tiny little fur balls that melt your heart, but can be hard on your ears. Like other terriers, Yorkies don’t shy away from a confrontation. They are full of courage and aren’t likely to back down from the unknown. Excessive yapping is how they sound the alarm. 


Another pint size pooch that doesn’t want to be forgotten, the Chihuahua is known for being boisterous. This breed’s lung capacity and alert personality is quite impressive, but can also be exhaustive. If you can tame the Chihuahua’s need to yap, you’ll have a pawfect little lap dog that will be fur-ever devoted. 

Australian Shepherd

It’s part of the Aussie DNA to herd and keep everyone in the proper place. To do this, they rely a lot on barking. Even if your Australian Shepherd isn’t running the fields or guiding the flocks, don’t be surprised to see and hear them hard at work around the house. 

Basset Hound

The short legs, extra long ears, and droopy eyes of a Bassett Hound will bring a smile to anyone’s face. These squatty bodies are low key and will never be the first across the finish line. They like to be in the thick of things, and if left alone, tend to protest with their loud hound howl. 


Historically, Dachshunds have been used for hunting rabbits and badgers, so you know they are fearless and not afraid to speak up. And anyone familiar with this breed knows that they sure have a lot to say. With long bodies and short legs, this stout breed requires early training to nip their nuisance barking in the bud. 


The puffy Pomeranian is a pint size spitz breed. They are fun loving and always on the go. Poms need regular playtime, but also enjoy a cuddle. And, whether or not you want to know it, they are always eager to tell you their opinion. So, it’s wise to get started early with teaching your pup the appropriate times to bark. 

German Shepherd

Most dogs with a tendency to over bark are usually on the small side of the scale. German Shepherds are an exception. These pups are a dangerous combination of supreme intelligence and high energy. If they don’t get daily exercise and stimulation, they will definitely give you a piece of their mind.