Last Updated on December 28, 2020
Let’s face it, our dogs are an image of ourselves and our own personalities. Normally, we tend to avoid lazy dogs because they rarely want to play or are just “boring” to have. That’s completely far from the truth and lazy dogs are great if you have a smaller house or if you consider yourself lazy as well, which many people do!
So, if you’re already a dog parent who is looking forward to adopting another doggo or if you’re new to the dog world and are considering having your first pup, this might be great for you. These lazy dogs are great with new owners since they won’t give you as much work as an active and energetic dog would. Keep reading to find out what the laziest dog breeds are and decide which one resembles your personality the most!
1. Shih Tzu
These are some of the cutest dog breeds out there. They don’t grow much, which means that they’re great if you live in an apartment. They are very alert and affectionate and although they’re considered to be lazy they’re great with kids and very social amongst other dogs. However, don’t isolate them from activity, they still need a walk around the park every day. And because they’re so little and cute, you should expect many compliments when walking around with him.
2. Saint Bernard
The saint bernards are amazing nanny dogs. If you have kids, worry not, because despite their big physique these dogs will never hurt them. They are calm and super patient and can be very playful. Overall, a great dog for big families! Because they’re so popular and loved, you might want to control how many dog treats are given to them by your other family members. We know good dogs must be rewarded but too much might make them sick!
3. Basset Hound
If you’re a cuddler, the basset hound will definitely keep you warm and cozy on your couch and bed. They’re usually large yet they have these tiny short legs that make them look very weirdly cute. They are scent hounds, which means that they probably would be better off in a big house with a big patio or garden. Plus, they have a very special deep bark, so make sure your neighbors are fine with it before you decide to bring this breed to your home.
4. Greyhound breed
Even though this might come off as a surprise since they are great fast runners they also usually sleep around 18h per day which means they’re definitely all about their beauty sleep. They’re very loving when it comes to their owner and other dogs but not cats or other smaller animals. They might have a prey drive for these smaller animals, so be careful. They’re also are very sensitive to colder weather so they’re better off in the south.
5. English bulldog
This one doesn’t even come off like a surprise since English bulldogs already look super lazy! And not because of their rough body or their drooling habits, but because of their facial expression, always the same: a tired, emotionless face that’s totally cute and funny. They’re also super gentle and patient, so they won’t bite your kid for pulling their tails or your baby for scratching their heads. On the other side when it comes to this dog’s health, they have a lot of problems mostly having to do with their heart and lungs like trouble breathing. They’re definitely expensive dogs to have, so if you don’t have the money for high-quality dog food and healthy dog treats, some current health exams, and possibly a pet insurance plan, this probably isn’t the dog for you.
6. French bulldog
The French bulldog is very small compared to the English one, which means that they’re great lap dogs, unlike the English ones (they can be pretty heavy). If you have easily-bothered neighbors and live in an apartment this dog breed is great since they barely bark and don’t shed a lot. They, of course, enjoy a walk every now and then, sounds like a dream dog!
7. Bichon Frise
Do you love dogs but unfortunately are allergic to them? What if there’s a lower-allergen dog out there? The answer is: Bichon Frise! Their fluffy curled coat prevents their dander (what causes the allergies) to escape! They are playful and sociable dogs and they don’t make you sneeze or suffer from itchiness! Besides, they live longer than most of the other dog breeds on this list.
8. Chihuahua dog
Chihuahuas can be pretty scary with their sharp teeth and bipolar personalities. And even though they can fit in your hand, they are extremely brave and frisky dogs. They can be full of energy sometimes, so getting some dog toys that are specially designed for them to chew is a requirement. They are meant to have all of your attention but they can also get along with other animals if you train them well. They are very loyal dogs and so light that you just want to carry them everywhere, but they also need to walk, so make sure that they touch the outside ground at least once a day!