It’s amazing how nature has created different dog breeds with their individual personality and needs. All dogs require some time and attention unless you pay someone else to do it all. And if you’re not the one caring for your dog, what’s the point of having a dog in the first place? But there are a few dog breeds that are relaxed and require less exercise compared to others.
If you are mostly busy and looking for a loyal four legged companion, you might want to consider one of these laid back dogs. If you aren’t the outgoing types, you’d be most comfortable with a pooch that is more of a lounger. Here are the 10 dog breeds if you have less time for dogs.
Pugs can perfectly be accommodated within small apartments and do not require too much physical exercise. They’re up and ready to go whenever you need them to be. You can hear them snoring away across the room! They’re known to be incredibly intuitive dogs, and can pick up easily on an owner’s mood. So whether you need a snuggle or a laugh, your Pug will know and will adapt in a flash!
According to American Kennel Club, Bulldogs are amazing family pets and are seen forging healthy friendships with children. The breed loves to spend most of its day indoors, perhaps snoozing by their owner’s side.
3. French Bulldog
The gleeful Frenchie makes the perfect loafing companion! French Bulldogs are among the most cheerful of all dog breeds. Although they have a good deal of energy, they tend to lack endurance. Therefore, moderate daily exercise is usually just right for this breed.
Most Frenchies respond well to a basic foundation of training and are generally well-behaved if provided with structure.
4. Saint Bernard
They’re best known for their alpine rescues, but these days you’re a lot more likely to find Saint Bernards in the suburbs than the Swiss Alps. Their calm and patient disposition also makes the gentle giants a great “nanny dog” for kids.
Leaning towards a tiny dog? Weighing in at just two to six pounds, Chihuahua can be your pocket-sized lap dog. Although this these dogs do get bursts of energy, they generally do not need a lot of exercise. Most Chihuahuas are also relatively healthy.
These immense dogs can weigh anywhere from 120 to 220 pounds! The breed tends to have a fairly low energy level and not much endurance. Younger Mastiffs tend to be a bit goofy and playful, but usually very docile. As they age, they become lazier and more aloof, but still affectionate towards their families.
Not much of a socialite, this teddy bear look alike will enjoy sprawling in some comfortable spot of your home. Their reserved and quiet nature actually earns frequent comparisons to cats.
8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Also known as an “adaptable” dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel really is an adaptable dog. If you want to be a couch potato one day and spend the next taking a nice, long walk, your Cavi is going to be right there with you, ready for anything and happy to do it! This breed can transform from lapdog to athlete and back again at the drop of a hat. These dogs are eager to please, social, and love people and animals of all kinds.
It’s a small breed that serves as an intelligent family dog. Underneath all of that fur is a charming companion who is perfectly happy without a yard. Their independent nature blends well with loyalty and love for their human family.
10. Shih Tzu
This companion lap dog is just ideal for those lazy bones out there. A little walk and some play indoors is enough activity for this cute pooch.