It set me thinking that maybe my own experiences as a dog walker, trainer and behaviourist were just that...my own experiences and studies maybe showed that in the big canine picture most dogs were given to bark randomly at around the same level.
My research lead me to a book by Benjamin and Lynette Hart The Perfect Puppy: How To Choose Your Dog By It's Behaviour in which the authors had listed the dogs that were most and least likely to bark randomly without justification.
According to the book...
The least likely breeds to bark randomly were...
- Chesapeake Bay Retriever
- Golden Retriever
And the most likely breed to bark randomly...
- Cairn Terrier
- Fox Terrier
- Miniature Schnauzer
- West Highland White Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier