Top 5 Least Active Dog Breeds

Top 5 Least Active Dog Breeds

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Getting a dog is possibly one of the most fun and exciting experiences in the world. When looking for your best friend, it is important to have a dog that matches your energy and lifestyle as they will be part of your family for a pretty long time, and it is our responsibility to care for them. 

We get it, not everyone is ready for adventure all the time. Here are some dog breeds that are just right for people who are less active.

1. Bulldog

Bulldogs do not require long walks. In fact, they are not built for intensive exercises due to their short snouts, legs, and heavy bodies. While Bulldogs are always ready for a nap, they still do require regular walks, play and mental simulations.

2. Maltese

Malteses are great indoor dogs -  they are lively, playful, and not a fan of dirt. They love being brushed and getting pampered at their own home. Suitable for people who live in apartments, with busy work schedules and senior dog owners as well.

3. Pug

When meeting strangers, the pug will light up with excitement but after a short whole, they will settle down or take a nap after greeting. They experience short bursts of energy and will generally calm down quite quickly. 

4. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu are little lapdogs who love to be with their owners. They have been kept as house pets for more than a century. That is a 100 years! Easy going, and happy little pooches, they are easily content with simple, relaxing days and short regular walks. 

5. Pekingese

Pekingeses are also a chill lapdogs who love to cuddle with their owners, and require very little exercise and little food too. They generally don’t require long walks as they have the tendency to get overheated.

Keep in mind that all dogs do require regular exercise to keep them healthy. The above breeds just need less. However, all dogs are different, so there may be exceptions! People who live in apartments or with busy work schedules may find a suitable companion here!

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