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Barking Dogs 2023: These are the 10 moisiest breeds of adorable dog likely to bark, growl and howl - including the loving Labrador 🐶

Some breeds of dog are more liable to bark, growl and howl than others. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Some breeds of dog are more liable to bark, growl and howl than others. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

One of the unexpected effects of the global pandemic – and the resulting series of lockdowns – was an increase in demand for puppies.

And the extent of that soaring in demand has been shown by the latest registrations statistics from the UK Kennel Club.

With 221 breeds of dog to choose from, it’s best to do your homework before picking your perfect four-legged friend.

Terriers in general tend to be quite vocal, and the adorable Miniature Schnauzer is no exception. It's possible to train them to be quiet but they naturally bark at the slightest noise. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Terriers in general tend to be quite vocal, and the adorable Miniature Schnauzer is no exception. It's possible to train them to be quiet but they naturally bark at the slightest noise. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

Depending on your lifestyle and home you may be best opting for a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

One thing to take into consideration is whether a dog that barks or howls could lead to complaints from neighbours, particularly if you live in a flat or apartment.

Here are the 10 noisiest breeds of dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is another small dog that can make a big noise. There are very few occasions that do not warrant a spirited barking notification. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is another small dog that can make a big noise. There are very few occasions that do not warrant a spirited barking notification. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

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Full of energy, the Siberian Husky tends to bark to get attention and let you know they'd like to play a game. Get two or more of this breed together and you can expect howling as well as barking as they enjoy noisily communicating with each other. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Full of energy, the Siberian Husky tends to bark to get attention and let you know they'd like to play a game. Get two or more of this breed together and you can expect howling as well as barking as they enjoy noisily communicating with each other. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

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While it's true that some Corgis don't bark, it's a fairly common trait with both breeds - the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Their vocal nature comes from their history of being bred to herd cattle and sheep. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
While it's true that some Corgis don't bark, it's a fairly common trait with both breeds - the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Their vocal nature comes from their history of being bred to herd cattle and sheep. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Owners of Pomeranians are often amazed at the sheer volume of noise that can come out of such a small dog. Once a Pomeranian starts barking it often doesn't know when to stop. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Owners of Pomeranians are often amazed at the sheer volume of noise that can come out of such a small dog. Once a Pomeranian starts barking it often doesn't know when to stop. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A big dog in a small dog's body, it's not unusual for a Chihuahua to bark pretty much continuously - often for no other reason than they are bored. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A big dog in a small dog's body, it's not unusual for a Chihuahua to bark pretty much continuously - often for no other reason than they are bored. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Better known as Westies, the West Highland White Terrier is a breed than just loves telling you about things - a new sound, smell or sight will all be urgently relayed to you with a series of barks. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Better known as Westies, the West Highland White Terrier is a breed than just loves telling you about things - a new sound, smell or sight will all be urgently relayed to you with a series of barks. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The UK's most popular dog breed, many people don't think of Labradors as dogs that bark alot. They get bored easily though, and if they aren't given regular exercise they can become both noisy and destructiuve. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The UK's most popular dog breed, many people don't think of Labradors as dogs that bark alot. They get bored easily though, and if they aren't given regular exercise they can become both noisy and destructiuve. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Maltese makes a great guard dog, instantly barking when they hear an intruder. Unfortunately they often take the smallest of noises to be a threat, the merest rustle of falling leaves enough to provoke a late night volley of barks. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Maltese makes a great guard dog, instantly barking when they hear an intruder. Unfortunately they often take the smallest of noises to be a threat, the merest rustle of falling leaves enough to provoke a late night volley of barks. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)