I'm sitting here on my bed with Lulu, writing this post. Lulu isn't making a sound.
Until someone is at the door.
Or she hears a disturbing noise outside.
Or she catches wind of a nearby dog.
In a recent Vetstreet.com article, beagles got the dubious distinction of being named the MOST talkative dog breed.
I will concede that Lulu barks a lot. Howls a lot. But only at distinct times, not all the time. But I've met many beagles, and I would say I've yet to meet one who is so talkative that they will have a conversation with you. I have seen dogs who will do that.
Dachshunds were completely left off the list, which I just find to be bogus. My parents' Cappy and Buster never shut up. I know, I had to watch them this weekend. And you tell Cappy "quiet" and he harrumphs at you. He has to get the last word in.
I think the writer in some cases is mistaking "talking" for loud. If this were the loudest dog breeds, yes, I would agree beagles win that prize. Lulu's howl wakes up the whole neighborhood. In a way, that's why I got her. But that doesn't mean she's talkative.
So what do you think? Do you have a talkative beagle? Comment below, please! Here's the list:
The 12 Most Talkative Breeds:
2- Miniature Pinscher
5- Alaskan Malamute
6- Siberian Husky
7- American English Coonhound
8- Miniature Schnauzer
9- Basset Hound
10- German Shepherd
11- Yorkshire Terrier
Details at Vetstreet.com .