Do you like to talk to your dog? If you do, you’re not alone.
Studies show that, while our furry friends may not understand a word we say, most pet owners talk to their pets like they would any other human. And because we like to spend so much time chatting with our canine companions, it makes sense that occasionally we’d like our dogs to talk back!
Fortunately, there are plenty of talkative dog breeds out there who would be more than willing to hold up their end of a conversation!
Want a talkative dog but aren’t sure which breed is right for you? Here are four of the chattiest dog breeds in the world.
Out of all the vocal dogs out there, the infamously noisy husky is the leader of the pack. If you’re a dog lover or enjoy funny internet videos, odds are you’ve already seen a video or two of a sassy husky giving its owner a piece of its mind.
Huskies do more than bark and howl; they sing, scream, and carry on more than any other breed — and for a good reason.
Once upon a time, these noble sled dogs were one of the most hard-working canines on the face of the earth, and because they worked in teams, they needed to be able to communicate with each other while on the trail. Hence their famous super long, sing-song like howls.
While it’s hard to top huskies on vocals, these chatty canines aren’t for everyone. Because they’re technically a working breed, huskies are very high energy. So, if you’re thinking about getting a husky, you need to be ready to take them out for some exercise multiple times a day.
If you lead a pretty active lifestyle and want a dog that you can hold a full conversation with, then the husky may be the best pick for you.
Why is it that the smallest dog breeds seem to have the biggest mouths?
Whether it’s to scare off larger threats or to beg for attention from tall humans whose eye lines don’t quite reach the floor, most dog lovers know that if you want a dog with a lot of bark, you can’t go wrong with a toy breed. And of all the little yappers out there, none are as noisy or talkative as the chihuahua.
While you may not want to use a chihuahua as a guard dog, most canine experts agree that if you’re looking for an alarm system, there’s no better dog for the job. Chihuahuas aren’t shy about calling out perceived threats, and it’s hard to miss their high-pitched barks and scream-like whines.
If you’re looking for a relatively low-maintenance chatterbox, a chihuahua may be the best option for you — especially if you go with the short-haired variety. That said, no breed comes without a caveat or two.
While your chihuahua may not require as much exercise or maintenance as other dogs, they are prone to severe dental issues and tend to be territorial and aggressive.
But if you’re willing and able to take the time to train and socialize your pet and can stay on top of vet visits, a chihuahua could be your perfect conversation partner.
The humble beagle may seem like a misfit on this list. But, anyone who’s ever owned one of these floppy-eared hunters could tell you, these furry friends love to make noise.
Many of the most talkative breeds of dogs are working dogs,m which makes sense as they need to communicate with their owners, each other, or the animals they’re dealing with, like sheep or cows.
While beagles may seem like a pretty suburban breed now, humans originally bred them to work as hunting dogs. The beagle would sniff out the prey and signal to their human hunting companions with their trademark howl.
Of all of the most talkative breeds out there, beagles probably make for the most family-friendly dog. They’re big enough to fend for themselves, yet no so big that you have to worry about them bowling someone over, and loved the world over for their curious and playful personalities.
Beagles can be highly energetic and require plenty of regular walks if you want to keep the peace. On top of that, this breed also loves to dig, hunt, and wander. So, if you’re thinking about bringing a beagle into your home, make sure you can keep a close eye on it.
4. Yorkshire Terrier
Another keynote entry on the list of small dogs that bark a lot is the adorably fluffy toy-sized Yorkshire terrier, or Yorkie as they are more commonly known.
These fun and feisty furry friends are one of the top ten most popular breeds in the US — and for a good reason. Apart from their beautiful silky coats and pocket-sized statures, Yorkies have the gift of gab and aren’t afraid to share their voices with everyone in earshot.
Like the tiny chihuahua, Yorkies are generally pretty low-maintenance, especially when compared with larger breeds, and are an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of extra living space to let a dog run around.
That said, without regular grooming, a Yorkie’s prized coat can become a bit of a nightmare. But, if you’re willing and able to stay on top of their grooming needs, this miniature chatterbox may be the perfect choice for your next best friend.
The Most Talkative Dog Breeds
Now that you know a little bit more about a few of the most talkative dog breeds out there, you can make a more informed decision about which one of these chatty canine companions could be the best option for you.
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