Quite a number of dog breeds are often hyperactive, which can make them pretty hard to maintain. You can, however, cut down on the stress of having to keep up with a hyperactive dog breed by going for calmer breeds.
Calm dog breeds won’t always require as much space as more hyperactive breeds and can do without as much physical exercise. Of course, this isn’t an excuse to not walk your dog.
They come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from toy lap dogs to guard dogs.
Here is a look at some of the calmest dog breeds.
St. Bernard is widely known for being a low energy dog that is also easy going. In as much as it may not be playful with kids, the dog is rather patient and friendly. They may be a little stubborn but are also gentle and loyal to their family. St. Bernard may need daily exercise but a short run or a simple moderate walk can do the trick.
Another calm dog breed is the Great Dane. It is not only safe for children but also dependable and friendly. Due to its large size, it may overwhelm the kids so care is advised when leaving it with kids. The Great Dane is a well-mannered dog breed that is also friendly towards other dogs and pets. All you need to satisfy the energy needs of the breed is a moderate walk or backyard run. They need more room given their large size and a soft bed.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is another dog breed that is considered calm. Although they are primarily kept for guarding the home and family, the dog is pretty calm and laid back. They are particularly loyal to the family but are suspicious of strangers making them an amazing breed for a watchdog. These dogs are friendly towards kids and can be a great option for your kids as long as you supervise the time they spend with their kids due to their size. Their energy needs aren’t much as long as you give them adequate space to stretch.
Bullmastiff makes it into the list of calm dog breeds. This breed of dogs are loyal to their owners and are very friendly towards kids and the family members. They are gentle and are excellent guardians. When they meet strange dogs, however, they can be pretty aggressive. They are also occasionally stubborn. Their energy needs aren’t much but they will need daily exercise. A walk can often work pretty well.
If you are looking for a calm dog breed that blends well with the family and is friendly towards the kids and other pets. Then the Clumber Spaniel is the dog to opt for. It is a slow dog breed that will struggle to keep up with the owner but will endure throughout the day. It is a dignified dog breed that enjoys daily walks but is not the best one to go for if you need a running or jogging partner.
This breed of dogs is gentle and sweet and for a calm dog breed, they are an amazing option. Newfoundland are also patient which makes them a great alternative for kids who may occasionally be rough to animals. They are also protective especially when they feel like someone they are attached to is threatened. They are more comfortable in cold weather and need an occasional swim and daily walk.
If you are looking for a devoted and affectionate calm dog, then the Leonberger is definitely the dog for you. This breed of dogs is even tempered and often easy to train. Although they are friendly towards their neighbors, the Leonberger is protective of their owners. They are not the best watch dogs though. They are an athletic and agile breed and enjoy daily walks.
The Scottish Deerhound is a unique dog. When they are outside, they are active and will run after almost everything that moves. When they are indoors, however, they are quiet and calm. They are friendly towards kids and other animals.