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9 Calm Dog Breeds

Dogs are a man's best friend, but that doesn't mean they always stay calm. They can get agitated and frustrated with their owners or other people if their needs aren't met. Some breeds of dogs are more prone to stress than others, so it's essential to know which ones might make your pup more anxious before you bring them home from the shelter or breeder. But there are some calm dog breeds for mellow owners. Here is a list of the nine most calm dog breeds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a calm and affectionate breed that loves to be around their families. They enjoy walks, but they do not need much activity since the Cavaliers are content with sitting next to you watching your favorite show! Although these dogs can adapt well in apartments or condos because of their size, this breed should live inside due to its lack of energy.

English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel is a calm breed of dog that makes an excellent family pet. With its loving and affectionate nature, it's the perfect choice for those looking to adopt a new furry friend. In addition, this pup has been known as one of the most popular breeds in England because they're easygoing with children and other pets alike.

St. Bernard

As far as dog breeds go, St. Bernard is known for their mellow nature and calm disposition. Throughout the years, they have been bred to be gentle giants with docile temperaments who enjoy helping people in need or just chilling on your couch all day long.


Calm, gentle dogs are known for being great companions. These have soft eyes and coats that come in many colors, including black, white, or grey. They also tend to be tall with long legs allowing them to move quickly but quietly through the home when they want to stay close by their family members.

Bernese Mountain Dogs

Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the calmest dog breeds in existence, making them ideal for families with children. The breed has a laid-back disposition and is very good around people (including strangers) that it knows well. However, it can be wary or timid when faced with new people.


Pugs are dogs that look like little people. They have human-like faces, big eyes, and wrinkly bodies, making them very cute to pet owners. Pugs also tend to be calmer than many other dog breeds, making it easier for newbies in the world of pets or children who want a cuddle buddy at home.


Pekingnese dogs are known to be calm and friendly. They can make a great family pet, but do not let their seemingly docile exterior fool you. Pekingnese have been very excited while playing with children they love or when running around outdoors.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is known to be a calm and patient puppy, making them great for families with young children or even older adults looking for some company. Sometimes referred to as "the world's best family dog," Golden retriever will patiently put up with your kids' messes while also being protective of their little ones.


Bulldogs are known for their calm demeanor. They do well in small apartments because they don't require too much physical activity but love socializing with people and other animals.

Conclusion As you can see, many breeds have a calm temperament. If your dog is high-strung or aggressive towards people and other animals, consider one of the more mellow options on this list. Or learn how to work with their high energy level by providing vigorous exercise for their mind and body.

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