Choose a calm dog for adopting?

Posted on October 07 2018

Choose a calm dog for adopting?

They do not bark, are simple to educate, sociable and have good character. Dogs known to be calm and easy to live easily blend into family life. Many breeds have such characteristics.

It is clear that the breed is not the only determinant of  the dog's character , but this depends largely on it. Some breeds are known to be easier to live than others. Calm, soft, quiet, they have a generally less dominant and more flexible temperament. This does not prevent these dogs from intelligent beings, players and often good guardians.

A good education, both firm and fair, optimizes this flexibility of character and allows to make these dogs excellent companions. Here are 12 of the breeds known for their calm.

The Greyhound

If the Greyhound , or English Greyhound, is a dog cut for the race, this born competitor is nonetheless a companion who shines by his great calm and docility .
Intelligent and attached to his master, he never shows himself aggressive and knows how to adapt to his environment.

The Whippet

Smaller than the Greyhound, the Whippet is not less fast, on the contrary. It is even one of the fastest greyhounds, but also the most widespread in France.
The popularity of the Whippet, formerly known as the "race horse of the poor", is due to its very good character.
Sensitive and affectionate, he is especially discreet and adapts perfectly to the life in apartment.

The Boston Terrier

When it comes to playing, clowning and communicating the joy of living, the Boston Terrier always responds. Despite his great vitality , he remains a particularly obedient and kind dog .
Even though he is not a great barker, he is good at guarding.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

His natural hunting skills and robustness (despite his small size) allow him to adapt to all lifestyles.
Easy to live and very sociable, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel radiates his entourage by his  good humor almost permanent.

The Great Dane

Also called Grand Dane, this colossus (up to 80 cm and 70 kg) is extraordinarily gentle and kind.
His calm and patience make him an excellent companion for children , whom he protects instinctively. He also gets on very well with his peers and other animals, provided, of course, to give him a quality education and socialization from an early age.


His great physical strength is matched only by his friendly, sociable and affectionate temperament.
He is never the last to want to give service, to please and especially to help those who are in difficulty.
Sometimes stubborn, Newfoundland also needs to be educated in a balanced way.

Coton de Tulear

This breed originally from Madagascar did not land in France until the end of the 1970s. Coton de Tuléar quickly put forward its cheerfulness , sociability and taste for play with families.

The Shih Tzu

If its name means "lion dog", it certainly does not refer to any ferocity in the Shih Tzu .
The latter is far from it; it is rather quiet, laid , even nonchalant. At the same time, his intelligence , patience and infrequent barking support his easy-going dog fame.

The Polish Shepherd of Plain

Also called Nizinny, this Polish sheepdog is recognizable by its particularly long and thick hair.
Intelligent, receptive and attentive to his master, he is often praised for his excellent memory and good humor.

The Colley

Elegant sheepdog, the Collie is one of the favorite dogs of children. With these, he is always ready to play and is as gentle as protective .
His look and attitude "betray" a great intelligence, which also makes him a first-rate guardian.

The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is one of the sweetest and most enjoyable dogs to live. It is suitable for everyone , especially children, and its education is relatively simple. But it must be of quality and early enough because young Labradors are restless.

The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is also distinguished by its great kindness and remarkable sociability . Children and the elderly particularly appreciate its natural affectivity and softness. Here again, a good education, based in particular on the game, allows to take full advantage of its character.

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