Do all terriers bark a lot?

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Terriers were bred as working dogs.

Very few of them do much in the way of work today, but that high energy level remains.

All that energy needs an outlet—without it, destructive or obnoxious behavior like barking can ensue.

The younger the terrier, the more energy he likely has, so the excessive noisemaking is worse.

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Terriers & Barking Problems.

To bark or not to bark—that's not a question for most Terriers.

Barking is just part of the terrier's nature, up there with hunting rodents and digging.

That doesn't mean you, or your neighbors, have to put up with incessant yapping.

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Terriers & Barking Problems.

To bark or not to bark—that's not a question for most terriers.

Barking is just part of the terrier's nature, up there with hunting rodents and digging.

That doesn't mean you, or your neighbors, have to put up with incessant yapping.

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Like other terrier breeds, Bostons also like to bark at other dogs, but they are rarely aggressive.

Boston Terriers love their family and want to be with their people as often as possible.

For this reason, separation anxiety is often a problem, and Bostons will bark, chew and scratch until their people come home.

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Excessively barking dogs can be annoying.

Bull Terriers usually are not known to be excessive barkers.

Many owners don't mind theirs dogs barking in general.

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The Cairn is a Terrier, which means his natural instincts are to bark, dig, and chase.

These behaviors can be minimized with training, but they can't be eliminated.

If you don't enjoy the typical Terrier temperament, you should consider another breed.

The Cairn is intelligent and curious.

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Although you can teach your Silky a "Quiet" command, he'll still bark when he thinks it's necessary.

The upside is, Silkies are excellent watchdogs.

Silky Terriers can be good family dogs, but because of their scrappy personality, children should be about 10 years old and up.

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Wheaten terriers make excellent watchdogs but poor guard dogs because everyone is their friend.

Wheatens can bark excessively if not properly trained.

They also will pull on the leash.

Some breeders tout Wheaten terriers as hypoallergenic dogs because they do not shed.

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