I have a dog that likes to bark. She's a chihuahua jack russell mix.......high energy, and barker. She barks at everything, chases birds, squirrels, butterflies, etc.
My neighbors have a redbone coonhound who also likes to bark. You should hear them when they are both out at the same time. The barking doesn't last long, but they are dogs after all......that's what they do.
Never had a problem with my dog bothering the neighbors to the point of frustration that some of y'all have expressed.
I have talked to every one of my neighbors about it, though.....maybe that's the difference.