I have never owned dogs. I don’t like loud dogs. I would like them to be small to medium.
All dogs can be trained to be quiet. But keep a few things in mind.
1. All dogs can and must be trained properly. Some are trained with ease, others need to know who’s boss but it the breed doesn’t set anything in stone.
2. Most people take puppies away from their litter too soon. Make sure they have had sufficient time to play fight with its siblings. If it hasn’t, its going to play fight with you.
3. Make a basic health check. This means check for stains near the anus, unusual fluid seepage from the eyes and ears, healthy teeth and that the pup doesn’t feel pain around the ribs & abdomen.
4. Be sure you can afford it. Don’t be one of these people that dump a puppy at the local kennel. Most of them get put down. Take into consideration what kind of excersise, diet and social needs it has.
Below is a list of breeds you may be interested in
Labrador: The easy breed. As long as they are given consistent commands and training. Needs fair amounts of attention. They aren’t naturally aggressive but they need to be trained to be gentle with children.
Golden retriever: Just like a Labrador but they have a longer coat and takes more grooming. Patient and friendly breed.
Beagle: small dog. Can be boisterous if not given proper attention. Simple grooming needs. Good with children, inconsistent with other dogs.
Border collie: medium sized dog. Often makes a strong and obedient bond with one master. But they may not be as well behaved with others. Needs frequent and thorough excersise. Needs to be trained to be good with dogs and children.
Springer spaniel: Lovely breed. Obedient and responsive medium sized dog. They respond well to rewards and crave attention. Two of these should keep each other occupied if you work a lot. They have managable coats and give a very warm welcome to people. Good with children and other dogs.