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The 1 year old dog we got 8 days ago isn't barking to sounds like our previous dogs did, he just barked for a couple of days when we first got him and had to leave the house for appointments, but he's okay with that now, we haven't heard a bark since? For instance, he doesn't react when I'm vacuuming, when the train goes by, when I sneak in the hall hoping my footsteps aren't heard like it did with my other dogs, when I make noise with the food container, he doesn't come running, doesn't seem bothered by thunder storms, yet his ears perk up when the door bell rings or when i call his name, but I just find it a bit odd that he doesn't bark to the sounds around him like the others did? We were told he is healthy. He seems to be happy and is adorable? Maybe it's just the breed or he was trained to be quiet? Guess it's a plus in a way, but he sure isn't any guard dog to alert when a stranger comes?
 

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Could it be the stress of his new home and I dont mean you are a bad home but sometimes they do shut down.. I think it was about 6 months before I heard Oscar bark..and Sheba was even longer.

On the other hand you could just be lucky, some dogs like George never shut up, he had learned to bark for attention and weve had a year of trying to train him out of barking at everyone and everything that goes past..
 

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Yeah, early days and a younger dog means you might not be seeing how he'll act once he's settled in and mature. Dogs can also behave differently in spaces they're comfortable with and consider 'theirs' than other locations. My younger dog (14.5 months) is a huge alert barker at home, to the point where if one of us or his 'older brother' make an unexpected noise, he'll let us know. But at my in-laws, he does it much less, even though he's spent significant time there. I think it's a combination of not being as familiar with what noises are 'normal' in that household, and it not being as much 'his' space to protect.
 

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He may be a very confident dog that sees no need to react to everything. I have one like that. He will bark if it is deemed a threat but most things are just not worth making a fuss over.
 
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