Small Dogs Who Tend To Bark And Howl

Dogs bark for a variety of reasons:.To warn; to alert; to greet or; because they’re excited. While some barking can be subdued with proper training you will never take all of the bark out of the dog, nor should you! You will want to take into consideration the rules and regulations of your apartment, condo or neighborhood before adopting a dog with a penchant for vocalizing (or any dog).

1. American Eskimo Dog (Toy & Miniature)


Not only does the American Eskimo Dog have a winning look, but he’s also got a winning personality. Read more about American Eskimos.

2. Australian Terrier


The Aussie is a fun-loving, upbeat dog who makes a great companion for any individual or family who wants to share his energetic lifestyle. Read more about Australian Terriers.

3. Border Terrier


Considering that they’re terriers, Borders are pretty good-tempered, affectionate, obedient, and easily trained. Read more about Border Terriers.

4. Cairn Terrier


The Cairn Terrier is a wonderfully friendly dog. He’s happy and cheerful, and he seems to truly enjoy meeting people. Read more about Cairn Terriers.

5. Chihuahua


The bold and confident Chihuahua is often described as being terrier-like. His alert nature and suspicion of strangers make him an excellent watchdog. Read more about Chihuahuas.

6. Jack Russel Terrier


The energetic and spirited Jack packs a lot of personality into his small body. Read more about Jack Russels.

7. Miniature Pinscher


There’s good reason the Min Pin is called the King of Toys. He has a spirited, confident personality that both delights and exasperates his owners. Read more about Miniature Pinschers.

8. Miniature Schnauzer


A Miniature Schnauzer is full of life. Read more about Miniature Schnauzers.

9. Norwegian Lundehund


Also known as the puffin dog, this unique and acrobatic canine was discovered on a remote island in Norway, where he was used to scale cliffs and rob puffin nests of their eggs. Read more about Norwegian Lundehund.

10. Pocket Beagle


Beagles are gentle and sweet, smart and funny. Read more about Pocket Beagles.


Small dogs are awesome and when they get barky, it’s usually for the benefit of their human. They just want to protect us. If you are thinking about getting a dog, don’t forget to check your area for shelters and breed specific rescues. Rescues dogs make awesome pets!