A recent survey of hundreds of veterinarians was conducted to discover which types of domesticated dogs are the most “talkative” or “vocal.” Not the loudest, mind- but which dog species are the most likely to share their feelings with their yippy, barky and whiney words?

5 – Alaskan Malamute

I have no experience with Alaskan Malamutes, but from what I’ve researched, they’re very vocal lugs that greet their owners with “expressive ‘woo-woos’”, are notorious howlers, but at least they’re not known for their barking!  

4 – Chihuahua

Sure, Chihuahuas have a reputation for being “yappy,” but that’s only because they’re totally excited about everything, and they have a whole lot to say about it! Cute!

3 – Pomeranian

I didn’t see this one coming, as my aunt’s Pomeranian/chow mix was a very chill and relaxed dog. Chunky, fluffy, orange too, but maybe it was the chow in her that kept her on the quiet side?

2 – Miniature Pinscher

This one I can totally agree with, as Min Pins can’t seem to do anything quietly. They always want to make sure that you hear everything that they have to say, as my aunt’s miniature pinscher would even yawn loudly!

1 – Beagle

Yeah, most of us saw this one coming- Beagles are infamous for being noisy, as YouTube is filled with these floppy eared dogs singing along with pianos, car sirens and their owners.

Is your dog a talker? Jessie, my golden retriever pal is pretty vocal, but Scribbles the Yorkie is an overall quiet dog. Did your pup make the list? Share your stories in the comments below!

Sources: Vet Street, Kvki