I had myself all mentally prepared for this loud dog when I decided to get a bloodhound and then I get Mr Wesley.... He is soooo quiet! I've had him 3 weeks now and he very rarely makes any noise. Once in a while he will bay or bark at the cat and if I leave him outside longer than he wants to be out there he will whine a little but all in all he's just very mellow and quiet! My Rottweiler made more noise as a puppy! Does the noise come later or did I just get really lucky?