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8 Most Peaceful Dog Breeds

Not all dog owners are seeking for an energetic companion, though; some choose a more laid-back pooch. There are many placid dog breeds available that can fulfill the latter, if that is what you're looking for.

The Basset Hound is a popular breed of dog due to its large, floppy ears and endearing, mournful expression. These dogs have their roots in France and Belgium, where they were selectively developed to become excellent trackers and hunting companions.

Basset Hounds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are lovable little dogs with a big heart. These small dogs, of the toy type, rarely exceed 18 pounds and are famous for their ability to warm and snuggle up on human laps. 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

With a maximum weight of 14 pounds and a height between 6 and 9 inches, they are the smallest canines on the list. They have a thick double coat that is longest at the neck and shoulders, making them one of the most visually arresting species.


English Bulldogs are known for being laid-back, sociable, and loyal pets. The average weight for a member of this breed is 55 pounds. Its fur is short and lustrous and can be found in a rainbow of colors and styles.

English Bulldogs

The average Greyhound weighs between 60 and 70 pounds and reaches a height of roughly 30 inches. They can be found in a wide range of hues and patterns. These dogs can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, which is very remarkable.


After discussing quiet toy dog types, let's move on to the opposite end of the size spectrum and discuss quiet giant dog breeds. Despite their menacing appearance and reputation, Irish Wolfhounds are incredibly friendly and affectionate pets.

Irish Wolfhounds

Despite their remarkable appearance, Bernese Mountain Dogs aren't just hard workers; they're also among the friendliest canines you'll ever meet. They are "gentle, placid, and tolerant," according to their breed criteria.

Bernese Mountain Dogs

The enormous, powerful dogs were a common sight onboard the fishing vessels of Canadian fisherman off the coast of Newfoundland, where the seamen relied on the dogs' exceptional swimming abilities to save lives in dangerous situations.


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