You probably want a calm, collected dog if you like calm, collected people. Every dog is unique, like people. However, some breeds are better for calm dogs.
Temperament or personality distinguishes dog breeds. Calm dogs can handle stressful situations without growling or charging. Therapy dogs and children love calm dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Temperament: Affectionate, Gentle, Graceful Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 13-18 pounds Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
The American Kennel Club says the sweet-faced, sweet-natured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the calmest dog breeds. In fact, it’s so gentle, it makes a great therapy dog and is perfect for families with young children or people who need emotional support.
Irish Setters are quiet, friendly dogs that bark only when alarmed. It's lovable and stubborn, but it calms any home.
Temperament: Sweet, Playful, Adaptable Height: 7-9 inches Weight: Under 7 pounds Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Maltese are calm, low-maintenance dogs. It loves snuggling and only needs a short daily walk. If left alone for long periods, the Maltese may become stressed due to separation anxiety. If you have time, it will love you forever.