After much thought, the time has come to get a dog. You can go to the dog shelter and choose whatever breed you like, but if you live in a small space or spend a lot of time outdoors, you may want to do your research before saying yes to any dog.
There are certain breeds of dogs known to be lazy. These so-called “lazy dog breeds” are great companions if you don’t want to play hunting or if you need a dog that is cool with napping at home while you go to work.
That being said, even if the following dogs are lazy and laid back, it should be remembered that all dogs need daily walks and exercise. Plus, the best thing about dogs (lazy or not) is that they will let you know if they need to get out.
The Great Dane loves to sleep
The Great Dane is a huge animal, but don’t be fooled by its size – all it does is sleep most of the time. With the exception of their teenage years – which are filled with bubbling energy jets – an adult German Mastiff needs moderate daily walks and that’s it. He’s probably going to try to snuggle up on the couch with you because this dog is like owning a giant cat.
The Bernese mountain dog may be very tall, but he is still lazy
If you take your Bernese mountain dog to the dog park – you will find that they would rather sit near you than run. However, he needs regular exercise to stay fit and healthy, as the Bernese Mountain Dog tends to be overweight because he is so fat and lazy.
A Shih Tzu is happy to snuggle up with you
Retired? Do you live in a small apartment? The Shih Tzu is the ideal dog if you are looking for a puppy that hates exercise as much as you do. While they don’t need to play as much as other dog breeds, they do need a ton of care.
The Bulldog will be happy on the sofa
This big boy prefers the comfort of the sofa to the extreme heat of the dog park. This compact dog is quite lazy and tends to overheat with too much effort. The AKC has stated that the English Bulldog is the most unexpected apartment dog.
The Chow Chow likes air conditioning
Chow Chow is very sensitive to heat, so he is much more likely to hang out in its dog bed than go out. Although he is tall, he only needs moderate daily walks as he is not a high energy breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel only needs a little exercise
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel adapts well to city life, although it is recommended to give him one hour of exercise a day – which is just one morning walk and another night walk cannot do.
The pug does not like exercise
The pug is a very lazy dog, but the catch is that he is prone to overeating and gaining weight, which is difficult to correct because he does not like to exercise much. Moderate exercise, especially indoors where it will not overheat, is preferable.
The bullmastiff has no anxiety
The Bullmastiff only needs a few walks a day and spends most of the day napping. He is also not afraid to be alone at home for long periods of time. However, if you are in the market for a lazy dog because you live in an apartment, the Bullmastiff usually weighs about 45 kg and this may be too much dog for a small space.
The Basset Hound is an excellent sleeper
Although he likes to run in packs with other dogs, the Basset Hound only needs a “daily walk at a moderate pace” and that after a walk or a play session, he generally settles down for comfortable sleep.
The St Bernard loves to hang out with humans
The Saint Bernard is often called a “watchdog” because it will exchange the chance to play hunting in favor of hanging around the house with its humans.
You could even bring a French Bulldog to the office with you
There is a reason why many people own a French bulldog. You could bring him to the office and he won’t do much except walk around. A few quick walks are all that this dog really needs.
Newfoundland needs exercise, but it does not want it
Newfoundland needs regular exercise to stay healthy, but this lazy dog far prefers to relax in the yard or go for a quiet swim (yes, swim) rather than a hike.