Developed as a huge, stamina-filled hunting dog, Golden Retrievers are today popular family pets, service animals, and search and rescue dogs. These breeds are naturally calm.
Dogs with a job or activities, such as therapeutic work, lengthy walks, or excursions to the dog park, will be calmer at home. Satisfaction from a day's work can help people unwind at night.
Irish Wolfhounds are the oldest and most laid-back hounds. Irish Wolfhounds hunted wolves, deer, and boar. Irish Wolfhounds are big but friendly with kids and pets.
Greyhounds are good racers and pets. Greyhounds are amiable and apartment-friendly. Laid-back at home, the breed may not be suited for households with little dogs.
Afghan Hounds are agile hunters but calm at home. Afghan Hounds have long, drooping ears and a coiled tail. Afghan Hounds get along with other dogs.
Massive Europeans bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks for lion hunting, defence, and friendship. Ridgebacks are shy around strangers yet nice with other dogs and cats.
The Saint Bernard is a famous large dog breed that is friendly and peaceful at home. Saint Bernards need daily exercise and grooming due to their size and coat.
Bulldogs eat, sleep, and are quiet at home. Daily walks prevent obesity in this inactive breed. With training and socialisation, any of these breeds can be calm.
Great Danes are moderately active despite their size. When raised with children and other animals, the Great Dane is friendly.