05-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
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None of my dogs have been obnoxious Barkers, they only barked if there was danger to warn me about. I've only had large mixed breed dogs who were fine in city apartments. I just make sure to exercise them regularly. Little dogs have a lot of energy and need exercise too, they seem more nervous and hyper than many large dogs I see in the dog parks.
One good way to tell if an individual dog is a Barker or not is go to the shelter. When a new person comes in the high excitement of the already stressful environment will set off all kinds of barking. The dogs that don't bark then are probably going to be pretty quiet.
My last and present dog didn't make a sound in the shelter and neither were or are big barkers. Akitas are pretty quiet and rarely bark.