Balanced dogs

Learn all about balanced dogs: tips, training and more for a harmonious life together.

Balanced dog breeds are at the heart of a harmonious relationship between humans and dogs

These breeds are characterized by their even temperament, adaptability and ability to function well in different environments and situations. Whether in a lively family, as a companion to an active individual or in the quiet atmosphere of a senior household, these dogs bring a calm presence and a predictable nature.

The key characteristics of balanced dog breeds are their calmness and poise. They tend to be less prone to undesirable behavior such as excessive barking, hyperactivity or anxiety. These breeds are often very adaptable, which means they can adapt well to new environments and changes in their routine. This makes them ideal for families looking for a pet that can thrive in both an active and quiet home.

In addition, these dogs are often very sociable and friendly, both towards people and other animals. This makes them excellent companions and valuable members of the community, especially in situations where they need to interact with new people or animals. Their friendly nature also makes them ideal candidates for therapy and assistance dogs.

Education and training are crucial for all dog breeds, but the natural tendency of these even-tempered breeds towards calm and controlled behavior makes this process much easier. They respond well to positive reinforcement and consistent training, making them easy to train and handle.

You need to know the 12 dog breeds that are particularly balanced

Finally, these breeds are often very loyal and affectionate, making them excellent companions for all ages. Not only do they provide companionship, but they also contribute to a calm and relaxed home. Overall, balanced dog breeds offer a combination of adaptability, friendliness and calmness that makes them ideal pets for a variety of households and lifestyles.

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier Hund, Erwachsener stehend auf Gras Depositphotos / slowmotiongli

The Sealyham Terrier is a charming, even-tempered dog breed, known for its friendly and calm nature. Originally bred as a hunting dog, this small, robust terrier shows remarkable composure and patience, making it an excellent family companion. With its intelligent and independent nature, the Sealyham Terrier is adaptable and can fit in well in different environments. He enjoys both relaxing hours at home and playful outdoor activities. Its low-maintenance coat and moderate size make it ideal for apartments and houses alike. Loyal and affectionate, the Sealyham Terrier is a wonderful companion for young and old.


Windhund-Rennfahrer im Ruhestand auf weißem Hintergrund. Depositphotos / duplass

The Greyhound, known for its impressive speed, is at the same time a remarkably balanced and calm dog. These elegant animals are characterized by their gentle, reserved nature, which makes them ideal pet companions. Despite their athletic background, Greyhounds enjoy relaxed moments and are known for their love of long naps. Their sensitive and affectionate nature makes them excellent family members who get along well with children and other pets. Greyhounds require regular, but not excessive, exercise and are surprisingly adaptable to apartment living. With their calm nature and affectionate nature, Greyhounds make loyal and loving companions.

Coton de Tuléar

Coton de Tulear Hund im Freien Porträt Depositphotos / Lunja87

The Coton de Tulear, known for its characteristic cottony coat, is a shining star among balanced dog breeds. This small, cheerful dog is bursting with joie de vivre and is known for its gentle, friendly nature. It adapts easily to different living conditions and is a wonderful companion for both active families and individuals. The Coton de Tulear is particularly known for its affection and love of human company. He is intelligent, easy to train and responds well to positive reinforcement. With its playful and affectionate nature, the Coton de Tulear is an ideal companion for anyone who enjoys the company of a cheerful, even-tempered dog.


Zwei süße Eurasier-Welpen im Zusammenspiel Depositphotos / Madrabothair

The Eurasier is a unique and balanced dog breed known for its calm and friendly nature. A mixture of Chow Chow, Wolfspitz and Samoyed, this medium-sized dog combines the best characteristics of its ancestors: It is calm, patient and loyal. The Eurasier forms a close bond with its family and is known for its gentle behavior towards children. Despite his reticence towards strangers, he is not aggressive, but rather cautious and wait-and-see. Its dense coat requires regular grooming, but otherwise the Eurasier is easy to care for and adapts well to different lifestyles. It is an ideal companion for families or individuals looking for a loyal and balanced dog.

German Longhair

Brauner Deutsch-Langhaar-Vorstehhund an einem sonnigen Frühlingstag im Freien auf einer Wiese. Depositphotos / Bigandt

The German Longhair, an elegant and versatile dog breed, impresses with its balanced and calm nature. Originally bred as a hunting dog, this breed combines intelligence, a willingness to work and remarkable composure. They are known for their adaptability and suitability for both an active outdoor life and relaxing hours at home. The German Longhair is characterized by its friendly and gentle behaviour, which makes it an excellent family member. He is loyal and forms a strong bond with his owner, while remaining independent and self-sufficient. Its long, silky coat requires regular grooming, which can contribute to a deeper bond between dog and owner. The German Longhair is a loyal and loving companion that brings peace and joy to any home.


Hunderasse Labrador Retriever auf dem Gras liegend Depositphotos / DevidDO

The Labrador Retriever, one of the most popular dog breeds worldwide, is known for its friendly, even-tempered and adaptable nature. These dogs are known for their intelligence, good-natured nature and strong bond with their humans. Labradors are exceptionally family-friendly, patient with children and get along well with other pets. Their love of play and their energy make them ideal companions for active families. Despite their need for regular exercise, they can also thrive in quieter households as long as they receive enough attention and mental stimulation. Labradors are not only loyal family dogs, but are also often used as therapy and assistance dogs, thanks to their willingness to learn and their desire to please. They are true all-rounders who are an asset in almost any home.

Short-haired Italian hound

Ein junger, wunderschöner, rehbrauner, glatthaariger Segugio Italiano steht wachsam im Gras. Der Italienische Jagdhund hat einen langen Kopf und lange Ohren und wird als Jagdhund eingesetzt. Depositphotos / f8grapher

The Shorthaired Italian Hound is adaptable and can adjust well to a variety of living conditions, from active outdoor pursuits to relaxing days at home. They are gentle, but also lively and love to play, making them ideal companions for active families. Their short coat is easy to groom, making them a practical choice for many households. Despite its hunting instincts, the Segugio Italiano a pelo raso shows a distinct patience and calmness, making it a valuable and loving family member.


Hübscher Hund der Hovawart-Wächterrasse aus Deutschland Depositphotos / radekprocyk

The Hovawart, a German dog breed, is known for its loyal and even temperament. As a versatile working dog, it combines a protective instinct with family friendliness. It is intelligent, capable of learning and shows a strong bond with its family, being particularly responsive to children. Despite his size, he adapts well to family life, but needs regular exercise and mental challenges. Its long, high-maintenance coat gives it a majestic appearance. The Hovawart is alert and protective without being aggressive and makes an excellent companion and protector for active families or individuals.

Old Danish Pointing Dog

Alter dänischer Vorstehhund beim Spaziergang auf einem Waldweg im Winter Depositphotos / Lavrsen

The Old Danish Pointer, also known as the Danish Pointer, is a rare and prized dog breed known for its calm and even temperament. This medium-sized breed, with a characteristic, peaceful expression, is an excellent companion and family dog. Originally bred as a hunting dog, the Old Danish Pointing Dog displays an impressive combination of composure and willingness to work. He is known for his loyalty and ability to form strong bonds with his humans, being particularly affectionate and patient with children. This dog adapts well to family life, but needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. With its gentle and friendly nature, the Old Danish Pointing Dog is a loyal and reliable companion.


Ein schöner Blick auf einen Drever auf der Straße Depositphotos / wirestock_creators

The Drever, a Swedish dog breed, impresses with its particularly balanced and friendly nature. Originally bred as a hunting dog, it is adaptable and ideal for family life. With its calm and patient character, it is particularly child-friendly and gets on well with other pets. The Drever needs regular exercise, but is less demanding than other hunting dogs. Its short coat is easy to care for. This breed is ideal for those looking for a loyal, affectionate and uncomplicated companion who is comfortable in both active and relaxed environments.

English Pointer

Hund englischer Pointer stehend im wilden Wald unter Kieferbaum Depositphotos / Liramaigums

The English Pointer, often known simply as the Pointer, is an energetic yet balanced dog breed, famous for its elegance and hunting abilities. It is characterized by its agility, its speed and its pronounced weather ability. Despite its high energy level, the pointer is surprisingly calm and gentle in a domestic environment. He is friendly, affectionate and forms a strong bond with his family, making him a wonderful family member. The Pointer needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, making it ideal for active families or individuals. His short coat is easy to groom, and his friendly nature makes him a pleasant and loyal companion.

Braque Saint-Germain

Braque Saint-Germain Portrait Depositphotos / gyurma

The Braque Saint-Germain, an elegant French pointing dog breed, is known for its balanced and friendly temperament. Originally bred for hunting, this dog is characterized by its intelligence, adaptability and gentle nature. He is particularly alert and responsive, making him an excellent companion for active families. The Braque Saint-Germain is also known for its patience and affectionate nature, which means it gets on well with children and other pets. He needs regular exercise and mental stimulation, but is calm and relaxed in the home environment. His short, low-maintenance coat and calm, friendly nature make him an ideal family dog and loyal companion.

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