Top Calm Dog Breeds

As a pet owner, you know how important it is to find just the right breed for your lifestyle. You may have heard that some breeds are calmer than others but which ones? The dogs that are most commonly known as calm breeds also include those who don't require a lot of maintenance or don't tend to be aggressive.

We've put together this list of the calm dog breeds for mellow owners so you can get an idea of what will work best with your family.

Family Pooch - English Cocker Spaniel - Snuffle Mat

1.    English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniels make wonderful companions because they enjoy cuddling and playing games like fetch or tug-of-war. They also have an easygoing demeanor which means you can take them on walks around your neighborhood without worrying about any accidents when passing other people's yards.

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2.    Cavalier King Charles

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are famous for their easygoing personality and require minimal upkeep. They can be considered perfect pets due to their qualities, such as being adaptable, agreeable with strangers, or other dogs in a household.

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3.    St. Bernard

St. Bernard is just one of many breeds that fit the classification "Gentle Giant." This is not by accident, as these domesticated dogs were selectively bred to be very obedient and gentle with humans throughout generations. They come in various sizes, colors, shapes, and temperaments, but they all share this characteristic- making them well suited for families who have children or other pets.

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4.    Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are not just strong but also gentle and friendly. When you think of a canine, chances are that the Bernese mountain dog is what pops into your head first; this breed has been shown to be full of strength but has an even temper as well as cheerful nature.

However, be sure to teach any kid who gets one of these lovable friends that basic training like walking on a leash and using voice commands will keep their furry friend living an enjoyable life at home.

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5.    Greyhounds

Greyhounds make a great pet because they have an even temperament without being hyper or moody, making them perfect companions with kids who need to know what to expect each day. They also love people so much that you'll rarely see one alone in the backyard.

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6.    Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are wonderful family pets that love their owners unconditionally. Their easygoing demeanor and friendly personality are perfect for all ages, making them a popular choice among families looking to adopt new members of their family.

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7.    Pugs

Pug dogs are known for being very easygoing. They never try to bother anyone, and they're usually so happy that their owners find it hard not just to pet them all the time. You can keep these pups engaged with the help of a snuffle mat.

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8.    Pekingese

The Pekingese is sometimes referred to as the "lazy dog." This breed does not require much activity or exercise and can be content with a daily walk. They are very friendly pets that form close attachments with their owners.


It's important to know the type of dog you're looking for in order to find a compatible breed. Some people may want an energetic, active pup who will be great with kids or other animals. Others might prefer a calmer, laid-back canine companion perfect for older folks or those living alone. Whether your pet will live indoors and out, whether they need lots of space, how much grooming they require like daily brushing- these are all factors in finding the right match for both human and animal companionship.

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