13 Small, Mostly Quiet Dog Breeds That Aren’t Yappy

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Small dogs can make amazing pets, especially if you have a tiny living space. Unfortunately, a lot of small dog breeds have a reputation for being yappy. They tend to act like they’re big and tough with lots of barks.

If you’ve got a small home with neighbors nearby, like a condo or apartment, then your dog’s vocal volume can quickly become a problem. There are, however, several smaller dog breeds that don’t share the noisy Napoleon complex of their tiny peers.

If you’re looking for a little dog without the yappy barks, whines, and howls, then check out the 13 small, mostly quiet dog breeds on the list below! If you see a breed you like, check out DogTime’s adoption page that lets you search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code!

Do you have a small, quiet dog at home? Are they one of the breeds on the list? Let us know in the comments below!