What’s A Good Lazy Dog To Buy?
Are you a dog-lover who is longing for the companionship of a dog, but you don’t have a huge garden for a dog to run around in, and you know that you will not have enough time to take your dog out for lots of exercise? Then you may be wondering what’s a good lazy dog to buy.
There is nothing to beat that tongue hanging out, tail wagging furiously, to greet you as you walk through the door after a long, hard day. Your dog will not be all sulky and grumpy because you left him alone at home all day while you went out to work. Dogs are the most forgiving creatures.
So what do you do if you are longing for that furry friend, but you can’t spend hours walking him every day? There is a simple solution – a lazy dog!
On PerfectDogBreeds.com, you can read about the many different breeds of dogs, but let us try to narrow this down for those of you who are looking for that perfect, but lazy pooch.
What’s a good lazy dog to buy?
Many big breeds are extremely calm and docile, and are happy with only a short walk around the block two or three times a day.
- The English BullDog may look fierce and angry, but nothing could be further from the truth. They love nothing more than lying around and doing absolutely nothing. They have a squashed up, flattened muzzle, a condition known as Brachycephaly. This often restricts their oxygen intake, resulting in a lack of energy and a need for lots of rest.
- The Saint Bernard is the epitome of a gentle giant. They were originally bred for helping and guiding people through the Swiss Alps, making them highly energetic. But the breed has evolved over the years, and you are now more likely to find them curled up in front of the fire in your living room than frolicking in the snow outside.
- The Great Dane, like the Saint Bernard, is really just an over-sized marshmallow. They are the most adorable, friendly dogs. Because of their enormous size, they can be prone to back problems, and sometimes develop painful bone deformities in their spinal column. Therefore they will often prefer a quiet, lazy life.
- The Greyhound is a racing dog, so you may be wondering why he is considered to be a lazy dog. Well, precisely because a Greyhound is such a fast runner, he can only run short distances. Because they are so lean, and have very short, thin coats, they cannot tolerate very cold temperatures for long and need to be taken out only for short walks.
- The Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent choice if you are looking for a lazy dog. They are highly intelligent, and have a very faithful and loyal nature. They only need to be taken out for two or three walks a day.
Of course there are also many smaller breeds of dogs. Let us look at a few lazy dogs that are smaller and therefore easier to manage if you live in a small apartment.
- The Maltese Poodle can occasionally be quite a frisky little pooch, but will usually love nothing better than to laze on the couch and doze the day away. Maltese poodles are easy to train, and only need a few short walks a day.
- The Shih Tzu adores being curled up on a lap. They are very quiet, calm dogs and don’t need much attention. Two short walks a day will be enough for them.
- The Pug, like the English Bulldog, is brachycephalic, with its little squished up face. Therefore it also has limited energy, due to restricted breathing, and will be a perfect lazy dog.
- The Chow Chow is an ideal family dog. They have a very loving and quiet nature, and are real ‘home bodies’. They will be quite happy indoors, with minimal exercise.
- The Pomeranian is a perfect example of a dog whose bark is worse than his bite. These little dogs are known for their loud yapping, but they don’t need to run around very much and will be quite content with a lazy, indoor lifestyle.
These are a few of the most popular breeds of lazy dogs. Any of these will be your ideal pet if you don’t have much time to devote to looking after it. However, it is important to remember that even the laziest dogs still need daily walks and a certain amount of exercise.