You know I am a dog person---nothing against cat, but dogs rock, and if you're thinking about getting a dog.   Might be a good idea to get one that isn't an annoying yappy dog, has an annoying bark or a howl.  I found the list of the seven dog breed for families that are the quietest.   Of course the Basenji---the Egyptian dog is #1...as it doesn't bark.  But here's the other Quiet Breeds!

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Mastiff

Whippet

Italian Greyhound

Great Pyreneese

Newfoundland

Great Dane

Bernese Mountain Dog 

 

I did notice that these breeds may be quiet, but wow some of these are really good sized dogs and they may eat you out of house and home!!!  Just something to keep in mind when you get yourself a 4-legged buddy!!   Good luck with some of these IF you're in a small house or apartment.  (Yahoo)