Dogs bark when people knock on the front door, dogs bark when they see someone through the window, dogs like to bark alot when it comes to the home and protecting their family. I always thought it was a default setting for all dogs, I have never owned a dog that didnt bark in such a manner... til I got Sailor! Sailor has never barked when he has seen someone in our garden and he has never barked when someone has knocked the door. I thought he was unique.. but Ace doesnt either! Sailor will however bark if he is looking through the window and sees someone knocking at my neighbours door ... and he will even alert me to the dangerous fox that occasionally prowls in the back garden late at night! He will even warn me if the Children have gotten out of bed in the middle of the night... When I say bark, Sailors bark is more of a pathetic cant be arsed grumble with a manly yap attatched to it. I never heard him bark intil he was 6 months old, I was starting to think he was mute at one point! I guessed this was a rottweiler trait as I read they only bark when really needed and even then its a forced bark. But all the Rottweilers nearby seem to have a lovely bark and do bark at people coming onto the property, or walking past it! :skep: is Sailor broken? :shocked: Has anyone else got a dog who doesnt bark at the normal things that dogs bark at, but will bark at the random stuff! What are your dogs like when it comes to barking? Are they relentless with letting everyone know they are there... or are they practically barkless?