Bark Collars By Breed Chart

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31 May 2024

At K9 Control, we get lots of requests asking what is the best barking collar for a particular breed. Well, after a fair bit of work, the guys have selected our most common dog breeds and allocated a list of bark collars we think will get you the best results. If you cannot find your breed, get in touch with us and we can add them to the chart.

This should be taken as a guide only.

All dogs are different and if your dog is particularly timid or stubborn it may be worth talking to one of our experts before purchasing an anti-bark collar.

It is important to note we have based these bark collar recommendations on healthy adult dogs. If you have younger dogs or senior dogs with a barking problem, we suggest you call us for some expert guidance.

Mixed Breed Owners

Mixed breed owners should go by the dominant breed of the mix. Mixed breeds like Labradoodles can come in various sizes so before selecting a product, ensure the bark collar is suitable for your dog's size.

Remember we have also selected what we considered the best collar, not the cheapest. So if you cannot find something in your price range, feel free to contact us to discuss further as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us on 0800 144 869

Dog Breed Recommendations Suitable Collars

Akita

Not a renowned barker generally but a very headstrong dog none the less! We recommend electric static collars for this breed.

Alaskan Malamute

Although the Malamute is not a big barker, they can certainly howl! The Malamute is a very dominant breed, so we recommend static electric collars.

Aussie Bulldog

The Aussie Bulldog is a strong and energetic breed that responds best to barking issues with a static electric barking collar.

Aussie Shepherd

Generally not renowned for excessive barking. However, they are a working dog with a strong temperament. Longish coat works against spray collars.

Beagle

A very popular breed that is prone to excessive barking. Also can be very head strong so an electric collar is recommended.

Belgian Malinois

Very intelligent working breed. Static electric collars recommended.

Bichon Frise

Intelligent and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! Only recommended static collars or citronella spray collars

Blue Heeler / Aussie Cattle

The Australian iconic working dog. Forget Spray! Electric collars for sure.

Border Collie

Very energetic working dog often barks while running making spray collars ineffective. Electric collars are the best option.

Boxer

Highly intelligent dog that can be very boisterous. Have had spray collars work in the past on more timid boxers, but generally manual-set electric collars are recommended.

Bull Arab

Headstrong Australian bred pig hunting dog. Electric collars for sure.

Bull Mastiff

A headstrong devoted guard or hunting dog. Electric bark collars should be your first choice.

Bull Terrier

Not a big barking customer. Although they are loyal, they can be a very stubborn and headstrong dog. Static collars if barking is a problem.

Cairn Terrier

A lively and loveable pet dog that is prone to defensive barking. Citronella collars can be successful, unless running/chasing and barking.

Cavalier King Charles

Another loveable pet dog that can respond to Citronella bark collars. More stubborn individuals may need a manual set static collar.

Chihuahua / Toy Breeds

One of the smallest breeds, but boy can they bark. Very limited by size. Spray or static options.

Cocker Spaniel

A moderate barking dog. Can have success with citronella. Go with a manual set electric bark collar if required.

Corgi

Generally a low level barker. Spray collars can be effective in most cases. Stick with a manual set electric collar if that is required.

Dachshund

Can be a persistent little barker! Spray collars do work on this breed particularly if not running and barking. Otherwise manual set electric collar.

Dalmation

Can be a very highly strung and excitable dog without exercise and stimulation. Electric barking collars recommended.

Doberman

Very loud barking dog that can be excessive to all concerned! Definitely a candidate for electric bark collars.

Fox Terrier

Very active and sometimes very persistent little barker. Even though it is small in size a static collar is often required. Especially if barking is territorial.

French Bulldog

Very active and sometimes very persistent little barker. Even though it is small in size a static collar is often required. Especially if barking is territorial.

German Shepherd

Bold, strong and intelligent. Electric barking collars are a definite first choice.

Golden Retriever / Retrievers

Depending on the individual dog we do get some success with spray barking collars. However static electric preferred.

Great Dane

Gentle giant of the dog world and we have had customers go well with citronella bark collars. However static preferred.

Greyhound

Increasingly popular pet dog and not a big barker generally. Depending on the dog we can have success with spray barking collars. However static electric preferred.

GSP

Popular hunting dog that is a bit of a barker as well. Electric bark collars are your best solution.

Hungarian Vizsla

Popular hunting dog that is gentle by nature but can have a big bark. Electric bark collars are your best solution.

Huntaway

A New Zealand herding dog trained to herd by barking. If not trained barking can be a big issue! Electric barking collars!

Irish Wolfhound

Gentle Large breed dog that is not a big barker generally. Mixed breeds tend to create loud deep barkers. Electric collars.

Jack Russell

Don't be fooled! One of our biggest customers. Small tenacious dog bred for hunting rats and will bark a lot! Electric bark collars for sure!

Japanese Spitz

Alert smaller dog that is known for territorial barking. Can be a problem if living on a busy road! Citronella Collars can be effective. If stubborn go for a manual set static collar.

Kelpie

Classic Australian working dog breed. Tough, reliable and can bark. Electric anti bark collars all the way!

Labrador

Depending on the individual dog we do get some success with spray barking collars. However static electric preferred.

Lhasa Apso

Intelligent and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! Citronella bark collars or manual Static collars.

Maltese

Very popular and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! Citronella bark collars or manual Static collars.

Maremma Sheepdog

Anyone who owns one knows how stubborn this breed is and how much they bark. Definitely static electric…and a good one!

Neapolitan Mastiff

Very strong minded with protective territorial instincts. Static electric collar is the best option.

Pomeranian

One of the smallest breeds, but boy can they bark. Very limited in choice by dog size. Spray or static options.

Poodle (standard)

Poodles and variances can respond to Citronella bark collars with success. More stubborn dogs may need a manual set static collar. (For different size Poodles choose collars that relate to dog size)

Pug

Another loveable pet dog that can respond to Citronella bark collars. More stubborn individuals may need a manual set static collar.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Big strong looking dog that surprisingly gives it up for spray on occasions! Manual set electric would be preferred option.

Rottweiler

A head strong devoted guard dog with strong territorial tendencies. Electric bark collars should be your first choice.

Samoyed

Friendly breed that is not known as a big barker. Spray bark collars can work subject to coat length stopping the spray. Manual set electric bark collars if choosing static.

Schnauzer (standard)

Can be a bit of a barker! Spray can work in some cases but manual set electric collars preferred. (For different size Schnauzer choose collars that relate to dog size)

Shih Tzu

Very popular and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! Citronella bark collars or manual Static collars.

Siberian Husky

Not a renowned barker but is known for howling.

Staffordshire Terrier

Can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone. Static collars are best options for staffies!

Weimaraner

Popular hunting dog that is a bit of a barker as well. Electric bark collars are your best solution.

Whippet

Sensitive breed of dog that spray barking collars often work on. If stubborn, manual set electric bark collars only.