What’s the main thing that puts you off getting a dog? The molting? The smell? Maybe it’s all the walking? Well, if it is the latter, you’re in luck. There are some dog breeds out there that love to chill out on the sofa just as much as you do. While, yes, they will need a short walk at some point in the day to stay healthy, there’s nothing they’d rather be doing than settling down for a nice nap in front of the latest boxset. This may come as music to your ears.
1. French bulldog
There’s just something about French bulldogs that brings a smile to our faces. Few other breeds can match their upbeat demeanor. But because of their face shape, these pooches sometimes find it difficult to breathe. Short gentle walks will therefore be right up their street — with lots of snoozing and relaxing in between, of course.
To say that beagles are affectionate animals would be a huge understatement. Yep, these cute pooches have a lot of love to give. They’ll stick to you like glue if you offer them the chance. And compared to some other dogs, they require relatively little exercise. Around 40 minutes a day should be plenty.
Maltese dogs are cute little things. As they tip the scales at no more than seven pounds, you won’t feel uncomfortable with one of these guys resting on your legs. They love to snuggle, so let them! As for the breed’s energy levels, a relaxed stroll over a small distance each day will keep them happy. Long hikes aren’t necessary.
4. Finnish Lapphund
Although the Finnish Lapphund has eyes that could pierce through solid steel, the breed is the furthest thing from intimidating. Yep, they’re real softies and love nothing more than spending time with their owners indoors. That means they’ll only need the occasional stroll outside, as opposed to frequent trips.