Most LAZY Dog Breeds

You might remember back in February that we wrote a post all about the ‘Most active dog breeds’; for all of you looking for something a little challenging. But let’s take it down a few notches (in fact, all of the notches), and take a look at the laziest dog breeds! And by lazy, we mean easy going and low maintenance.

Let’s face it: if you are a busy business person and live in a city flat, you can’t go adopting a high-energy Border Collie if you can’t commit to the hours and hours worth of exercise it needs a week. You need an easy going, cosy lap dog! We aren’t saying you should get a dog that you can just leave in the flat all the time, but these poochies will be a lot less work for you.



Maybe an obvious one to start with, but these funny lookers are one of the most popular dogs of all time. Originating in China, Pugs were once used as royal gifts, and eventually made their way over to Europe!

The Pug is a tiny dog and needs minimal exercise, making it perfect for life in an apartment! Due to the Pug’s little snout, long walks can be tricky for them because of breathing difficulty (poor things).

The only two possible drawbacks to these lovable creatures are:

  1. Snoring – again due to the little snout.
  2. Although short haired, they can shed a fair bit.



Believe it or not, this beautiful, and rather large, dog is in fact a low maintenance animal. This dog is a result of cross breading an English Mastiff and the Old English Bulldog in the mid-1800s. The reason why these massive dogs were bred was not to attack intruders, but to just stand in front of them and block access, and also to knock and hold them down.

The Bullmastiff has a short coat that rarely sheds and needs little exercise, but they’ll still require enough to make sure they don’t become obese!

Drawback… you could face a few slobbery kisses.



We have all seen one of these insanely small dogs knocking about in a celebrity’s handbag. At only 2-6 pounds and up to 9 inches high, these are an easy size to have in a bag!

This dog breed gets its name from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where the dog was discovered in 1850. The origins of this breed are uncertain, but it is assumed that the Chihuahua is the descendant of dogs that belonged to Spanish and Chinese explorers.



The dog, not the Italian dish we all love.

This little pooch is a descendant from dogs such as the Bichon Frise in the south of Italy. This pooch became popular among the royal courts and the nobility of Spain as a companion dog in the early 1800s.

The size of this dog makes it perfect for apartment life and it only weighs 8-14 pounds (about the size of a newborn baby). The amount of exercise this walking cloud needs is very minimal and it will tire easily!

One thing to be aware of is that the long hair on a Bolognese can mat up easily. However, it won’t shed much and is even considered a hypoallergenic dog.

We totally understand that sometimes looking after a dog can get too much to handle, and our dog walking services in Croydon will be able to help with the workload. If you are wanting help with your dog or have any questions relating to the services we offer, please contact us on 07734 447 812 and we will be more than happy to answer anything.