17 Calm Dog Breeds with Easygoing Personalities

English cocker spaniel

You might not think that an English cocker spaniel that is bred to flush and retrieve game birds would be content being inside and curled up next to the family, but it is.


Whippets adore their family, are kid tolerant, and rarely meet a person they don’t adore

Golden retriever

It’s no wonder the Golden Retriever is continually in the top 10 of the most popular dog breeds.

Tibetan spaniel

Tibetan Spaniels were originally bred to hang out with monks, so they become very connected to their people.

St. Bernard

A mountain dog breed known for heroic rescues is presumably calm and collected, but those traits aren’t necessarily a given,


Your family will have to draw straws for who gets to cuddle and snuggle this adorable smushed-face muzzle.


Dubbed the nanny dog, you won’t find a more devoted and empathetic fan of your kids.

Biewer terrier

Calm dog breeds and dogs from the terrier group, generally don’t go hand-in-hand, but this one does.


We’re not sure what’s more swoon-worthy—the bulldog’s distinctive swagger from the stout and stocky body, or the (mostly) delightful snoring that emits from its cute smooshed-in nose.

Cavalier King Charles spaniel

If there’s one thing your family will agree on, it’s the irresistibly cute face and sweet demeanor of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel.


Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are two calm dog breeds that share similar characteristics.