I agree with Laur totally on the shelties. My childhood sheltie Nikki was a big grunter, and she back talked a lot lol. She was very bossy.
Bailey is more
of a talker, she woo-woo's and rrrrrrr's a lot. I always ask her if Timmy's in the well or if she's a spoiled brat, and she answers me
she'll bring a toy to me and wooooo-rrrr? As if she's asking me to play...
But with shelties of you don't like barking you'd almost have to spend time with them to see if they're barking annoys you. Bailey next barks AT things, like people or dogs on our property, she barks when she's excited like HURRYUPANDTHROWTHEBALL