What Are Some Mellow Dog Breeds?

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Some mellow dog breeds are bulldog, bullmastiff, Chihuahua, Chinese crested, clumber spaniel, French bulldog, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Japanese Chin, mastiff, Pekingese, pug and Shih Tzu. While all of these dog breeds usually have laid-back temperaments, they also have their own defining characteristics as well.

Bulldogs have compact, short statures and low centers of gravity. They are amiable, cheerful, good natured and excellent with children. Bullmastiffs are strong and alert, but they are also very gentle, quiet and caring. They get along well with other household dogs.

Chihuahuas are small in stature and longer than they are tall. They are graceful and alert. Chihuahuas generally develop a strong bond and devotion to one person, and they are very protective of their owners. Chinese crested dogs are slender, graceful, playful, gentle and sensitive. They fully devote themselves to their owners and are eager to please.

Clumber spaniels are long and have powerful hind legs. They are extremely easy going, and they enjoy time outside. Japanese Chins are small and square proportioned. They are playful, gentle and generally great companions for small children.

Pekingese dogs have pear-shaped bodies and compact builds. They have courageous and boisterous personalities and are very devoted to their families. Pugs are compact dogs with scrunched faces. They are amiable, playful, confident and willing to please.