Top 5 Chill Dog Breeds

 Monday Mar 21,2022
By  Lancaster Puppies

When making the decision to welcome a dog into your family it is important to research breed temperaments and select one that fits your family dynamic. Some families excel with energetic dog breeds that are always ready for an adventure, while others are looking for a calm and relaxed companion to lounge with them on the couch. Today we will be covering the latter, and going through our recommended list of the top 5 “chill” dog breeds across different sizes and appearances. 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

White and brown Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy lying in grassThe Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can be traced back to the 17th century when they were favored by British royalty for their calm and gentle demeanor. Today, they are very popular as companions to the elderly and families living in apartments. They are very adaptable and responsive to their owner’s lifestyle. So, if you spend most of your time relaxing on the couch you will likely find your Cavalier right beside you. 

Most Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have the following appearance attributes:

Size: 12-13 inches tall, 13-18 lbs. 

Coat: Silky and Medium-length

Shedding: Moderate

Basset Hound

Tri-color Bassett Hound puppyBasset Hounds are widely known for their easy-going temperament and soulful eyes. You’ve probably seen them in movies and television as a dog peacefully sleeping on the porch, or howling sweet nothings into the night sky. They get along well with children, and love spending time with their family. Basset Hounds do require a daily walk or playtime in the yard to avoid weight gain. However, once they have used up their energy they will typically lounge around for the rest of the day. 

Most Basset Hounds have the following appearance attributes:

Size: 13-15 inches tall, 40-60 lbs. 

Coat: Short and Coarse

Shedding: Moderate

Lhasa Apso

Brown and white Lhasa Apso puppy lying on a pink blanketLhasa Apsos are an ancient breed that dates back 1,000 years. They were bred by Buddhist monks in the Tibetan Himalayas to serve as guard dogs and companions. A calm, affectionate, and alert dog was very important in the Himalayas. Lhasa Apsos also sat on their owners' laps to keep them warm. They are about as “zen” as a dog can be and serve as a lowkey but alert guard dog for families worldwide. They develop strong bonds with their family, and with early socialization, they get along well with children. 

Most Lhasa Apsos have the following appearance attributes:

Size: 10-11 inches tall, 12-18 lbs. 

Coat: Long, Straight, and Silky

Shedding: Light

Saint Bernard

Tri-color Saint Bernard sitting in the grassThe St. Bernard is the largest breed on our list, but their calm and loving temperament has earned them the nickname, “The Gentle Giant.” They are a great choice for those with children, their patience with kids is legendary and has been showcased throughout popular culture. They love nothing more than spending time with their family, whether that be on a hiking adventure, or hanging out at home. Saint Bernards will need more space than the other dogs on this list, but they are sure to be loving and chill companions for life. 

Most Saint Bernards have the following appearance attributes:

Size: 25-27 inches tall, 120-200 lbs. 

Coat: Medium Length, Dense

Shedding: Heavy

French Bulldog 

White French Bulldog puppy with gray markingsThe French Bulldog is one of the most popular small breeds and is especially liked by city dwellers looking for a calm apartment companion. They adapt easily to the lifestyle of their owners and don’t require much outdoor exercise. They thrive on human interaction and make gentle companions for children. These cute and cuddly pups are great for first-time dog owners and take to training very easily. As long as they receive enough love and attention, the French Bulldog is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. 

Most French Bulldogs have the following appearance attributes:

Size: 10-13 inches tall, 24-30 lbs. 

Coat: Short and Coarse

Shedding: Moderate


Choosing your next breed of dog can be overwhelming. If you are looking for a calm pup that gets along with the whole family you can’t go wrong with the breeds on this recommended list. Are you ready to bring home your chill companion? Browse puppies of each of these breeds for sale on Lancaster Puppies today!