Top 10 Calmest Dog Breeds


What are calm dogs?

As the name suggests, calm dogs are pooches that are tranquil and are less likely to get over-excited, anxious, or emotional. These traits are great for some pet parents, but for many when choosing the breed for them, they want something a bit more calm. These can be especially great for older people that can’t run after their pooch, busy pet owners that don’t have the energy to play all the time and just want to chill as well as those with young children that understandably need their four-legged friend to be less hyperactive than their kids! Here are some of the calmest dog breeds that can make great mellow companions: honest paws calming

10. Shih Tzu

Although they require plenty of grooming on a regular basis, a Shih Tzu can be a great addition to any pet-loving family! Although they have a bit of a reputation as a ‘yappy’ breed, with proper training and care they can be a good example when it comes to calm dogs. Thanks to their tiny size, they don’t require too much time exercising outdoors, making them perfect indoor companions. Whilst they may not be considered one of the laziest dog breeds as they still require playing and attention, they can still be great for those looking for a small furry friend.

9. Pug

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A tiny ball of cuteness, pugs are great when it comes to lazy dog breeds. As a result of their squashed face, they’re prone to breathing problems, so only require minimal exercise, making them ideal inside dogs. In addition to this, being on average only around 20 pounds, they great for sitting on your lap and chilling out on the sofa, so when looking for lazy dogs to accompany your laid-back lifestyle, look no further than a pug! They’re also well known for being even-tempered so are a perfect example when looking at calm dog breeds. hot pink dog collar

8. Great Dane

One of the biggest dogs out there, great Danes may be large in size but are gentle giants at heart. At an average of around 60 pounds, this massive breed may seem intimidating but won’t hurt a fly (unless they accidentally sit on it!). Great Danes are pretty chilled and aren’t likely to get over-excited when you walk in the door or anxious when you leave the house. They’re generally serene and quiet, making them one of the best calm dog breeds for those looking for a big dog!

7. Basset Hound

Although this particular breed is known for their long faces, on the inside they’re happy and content pooches! As long as they get their daily walks when inside the house they’re typical of the lazy dog breeds. They love to lounge around and sleep and aren’t very likely to cause you much trouble. This makes them great for older pet parents as they’ll be happy to sit with you as you go about your day! They can also get along well with other animals, so no need to worry about using calming products with them if you introduce a new family member!

6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A very intelligent breed, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can be easily trained, making them perfect when looking for calm dogs. This also means that they’re good companions that make behavior training a breeze. Unlike many small dogs, a cavalier isn’t very loud, so is a great quiet dog breed. Due to their small stature, they also don’t require an excessive amount of exercise and are more than happy just to snuggle up on the sofa, which is great for a family that likes their peace and quiet!

5. Bull Mastiff

Although these dogs are commonly used as guard dogs thanks to their huge size and weight, if nothing is happening they can be one of the laziest dog breeds around! These naturally quiet, calm and lazy dogs are more than happy to spend their time napping or chilling on the sofa, and as they don’t require too much daily exercise, despite their size, they’re great big dogs for those looking for a calmer breed. They do, however, have a tendency to drool a lot, so not so great for those looking to keep their homes clean!

4. Greyhound

Renowned for their speed on the track and across a field, at home, greyhounds are known as the ‘World’s fastest couch potato’! Whilst out on a walk they like to run around and be inquisitive, at home they’re the perfect example when it comes to calm dog breeds as they can be quiet and well-tempered. They’re also eager to please, making very loyal canine companions, and can be somewhat timid so are the best living with other calm dogs. They particularly get on with quiet breeds that are less jumpy and snappy. If you’re wondering as well about their continental neighbor, the Italian Greyhound, they generally share their temperament, just not their size!

3. Bulldogs

A very popular breed, bulldogs are great family pets. This includes all kinds of the breed, including the English Bulldog and French Bulldog. Although on the outside they appear tough and strong, on the inside they’re soft and mellow. It is arguably one of the laziest dog breeds, and are more likely to stay sitting on the sofa than getting anxious at a loud noise or if you leave the house. This makes these calm dogs hugely reliable and straightforward with what to expect from them. They’re also pretty friendly towards other dogs, people and strangers.

2. Chow Chow

A descendant of China, this breed is a standout with its large build and masses of fur. They started as working dogs, meaning they’re easy to train and are loyal to their owners. Nowadays, they’re more commonly show dogs or friendly companions, and a great addition to any family looking for a larger, but calmer, pooch. They’re very popular large lazy dogs that are also sensitive to heat, meaning they prefer chilling indoors than running like crazy outside.

1. Newfoundland

Another gentle giant, this breed is known for their tranquil and loving nature. Whilst they need a decent amount of exercise, they’re less likely to want to wander off and make a fuss. At home, they’re very well-natured and have a lot of patience, making them perfect around young children that like to poke and prod. Thanks to their sweet and serene nature, they’re one of the best calm dogs you’ll find, but only if you don’t mind the size or the drooling!