10 Laid Back Dog Breeds

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

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.

The Newfoundland

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

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!

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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