Calm dog breeds: 10 dogs with relaxed temperaments - from Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to French Bulldogs

Dogs come with all sorts of personalities, from energetic and playful to gentle and affectionate.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 3:10 pm
Calm dog breeds

But which dog breeds are considered to be the most calm? These are 10 calm dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Saint Bernards are kind, have big hearts, and boast a gentle, calming nature (Photo: Shutterstock)
This breed of dog is calm, affectionate, outgoing and friendly. They are very loving and build strong bonds with their owners (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Clumber Spaniels are loyal companions and are also calm in nature. They are also loyal and very affectionate (Photo: Shutterstock)
The French Bulldog is a popular breed of dog, with their calm temperaments making them good companions. They also get along well with other dogs and enjoy meeting new doggy friends and humans (Photo: Shutterstock)
This breed of dog has been praised for following scents without getting distracted, and remaining calm while doing so. They can also develop a loyal partnership with their owner through training, but this may take some persistence and patience (Photo: Shutterstock)
Irish Wolfhounds are extremely intelligent, and are calm and sensitive to the emotions of humans (Photo: Shutterstock)
This breed of dog has a gentle and calming, yet playful temperament. They are also worthy competitors in dog sports like agility, rally, and obedience (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Bergamasco Sheepdog is loyal, protective, and is among the more calm of dog breeds (Photo: Shutterstock)
This breed of dog is both loyal and intelligent, and is calm in nature, especially with children. However, the AKC notes that Boerboels aren’t recommended for newer dog owners (Photo: Shutterstock)
The gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known for its friendly and calming disposition (Photo: Shutterstock)