Some dogs tend to be very active and playfull at all times while other dog breeds will be more laid back in temperament. Note that even the calmest dog breeds are not necessarily gentle or easy-going. Some breeds will sleep all day and still be very territorial or aggressive towards strangers.

'Calm' should be intended as not hyper-active or needing tons of exercise. It does not refer to the dog's fundamental temperament or skills. Calm dog breeds can be anything from the typical guard dog to the most playfull pet companion. Dogs listed on this page just enjoy sleeping and resting more than the average dog.
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