I have a 7 year old maltese who I have never in my life heard bark! Just recently my husband was asleep and I ran to the store, He called to tell me she was barking away when I left, but stopped once she realized he was there. and I swore he was dreaming! lol The next time I went out, I set up my video camera to see what she did while I was away, and guess what? I was gone ten minutes and she barked the whole time! To this day she's never barked in the presence of anyone, but if she's alone, I guess she gets noisy!
: They are all different! Mine doesn't bark unless he is around other dogs. I have heard of some not barking at all and others that never stop.
: good luck!
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: : My mother wantedto know how much barking she can expect from the people moving into the apt. above her, who have a Maltese. Any help figuring this out is appreciated!