Some owners prefer a calm dog that is less energetic and doesn’t want to romp all day. The following breeds of dogs are fans of a quiet lifestyle.
Cozy dogs: Little Exercise and Easy Care
While some families adopt an active dog to get more exercise, others are looking for a more calm companion who prefers a nap to playful play.
We introduce you to ten calm dog breeds that are very comfortable with a relaxed way of life.
The Pekingese is an excellent companion who likes to be in the apartment. Even if he of course needs a nice walk every day to relieve himself, the lazy dog is otherwise very happy with a comfortable life at home.
The Chinese Crested Dog
Although the Chinese Crested Dog is lively and active, it does not require a great deal of physical activity. Two walks a day are enough for him to have a balanced lifestyle.
The Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu can easily lie around for a few hours. He also needs some exercise, but not to a particularly great extent. So you can spend a rainy autumn day with your Shih Tzu on the sofa without a guilty conscience and you don’t need to take long walks to make the pooch happy.
The Chow Chow
Although the Chow Chow was used as a hunting and sled dog in the past, it is anything but an extremely sporty dog. He even tends to get tired very quickly, so daily walks that are not too long are enough for him.
The Saint Bernard
Agility and other demanding dog sports are not for this big dog. Nevertheless, Saint Bernard needs long walks in order to feel comfortable, but it is quite capable of adapting to a quiet way of life.
Another big dog that doesn’t need any special exercise. Nonetheless, the Newfoundland dog enjoys long walks and likes to go swimming.
Apart from that, he has a very calm and gentle character and likes to spend time at home with his loved ones. The Newfoundland dog likes a quiet life in the country with a lot of freedom.
The English Bulldog
Due to their brachycephaly (flat snout), the English Bulldog suffers from numerous breathing difficulties. In order to counter these benefits, great exertion should be avoided. A few leisurely walks are therefore sufficient.
The Great Dane
Although or precisely because it is one of the largest breeds in the world, the Great Dane does not have a pronounced urge to move. In fact, it is not advisable to exercise too much in puppies in order to prevent bone problems in adulthood. Nevertheless, the Great Dane needs sufficient exercise every day.
The Japan Chin
For the Japanese Chin, two walks a day are enough to let off steam. The rest of the time he is very satisfied with a comfortable way of life at home.
The Maltese is a real “lap dog”, he would always prefer a nap to a walk. However, he does need some exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are longing for a quiet companion to take home, the Maltese is the pooch for you.
Temperament and Upbringing are Crucial
While certain traits are more pronounced in some breeds than others, it should be remembered that each dog’s character is different and its behavior is heavily dependent on the training it is given.
Dogs that do not belong to a specific breed can also make wonderful “sofa dogs”. The best thing to do is to inquire at the shelter about a calm and well-balanced dog that will suit your lifestyle. We wish you a relaxing time with your furry friend!