8 Calm Dog Breeds for Peace and Quiet

Basset Hounds are known for their big, floppy ears and cute sad eyes. They are also one of the calmest dog types out there. 

Basset Hounds

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are small, but they are full of love. As a toy breed, these small dogs usually don't weigh more than 18 pounds and are known for cuddling and warming your lap.

Cavalier King

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Originally bred by Chinese Emperors and their courtiers, Pekingese are known for having a friendly and loving personality.


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English Bulldogs are known for being friendly, open, and loyal. They are very calm dogs. Individuals of this breed are short and stocky, and they can weigh up to 55 pounds.


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Greyhounds may be the fastest breed of dog, but they're not just speed freaks; they're also very sweet and gentle.


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They have a shaggy double coat with a rough top coat and a softer undercoat that needs to be brushed often to stay in good shape.

Irish Wolfhounds

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These striking dogs were built to work, but Bernese Mountain Dogs are also some of the nicest doggos you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.


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We have one more supersized and super sweet big calm dog breed on this list: Newfoundlands. These gentle giants can weigh up to 150 pounds and are known for devoted to their people.


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