Do you wish for a dog, but you are also lazy and want this to be as effortless as possible? We have bad news: this is not possible. If you want a pet, you need to put some elbow into it.
There are, however, breeds that require less time and management. Below is a list of five of these to give you some idea.
The Dachshund is a friendly and somewhat calm dog breed that makes a great partner. They generally weigh from around 11 pounds or less (the Miniature type) to 16 to 32 pounds (the Standard type). Long-haired Dachshunds demand a bit more grooming. All can make fine partners.
They do need proper basic training to provide them with structure, for their headstrong side. Although usually healthy, some may be predisposed to skin problems, spinal difficulties, and dental conditions. Dachshunds only require a moderate amount of exercise. Actually, having short little legs and long bodies, too much running, and jumping can intensify any inherited spinal problems.
Although they are race dogs, Greyhounds are actually low-energy. Most of them are loafers who enjoy lounging with their owners. They like daily walks and the random chance to run, but they don’t need a lot of exercise.
Generally, Greyhounds are very responsive to training and easy to manage. This breed is great for those who want a larger dog, with an average weight range of 60 to 80 pounds. Most Greyhounds have good health overall.
French Bulldogs are among the happiest of all dog breeds. They are small, muscular, and usually, weigh 19 to 28 pounds. They have a good amount of energy, but they lack endurance. Hence, mild daily exercise is regularly perfect for this breed.
Most Frenchies are generally well-behaved if they are provided with the appropriate training, to which they respond well. They also respond well if they are treated with their favorite dog food for bulldogs. This breed requires minimal grooming, but there can be potential health concerns related to the brachycephalic syndrome and several skin issues.
If you want a miniature dog, a Chihuahua can be the right choice. They usually weigh from 2 to 6 pounds. This is a very energetic breed, but there isn’t any need for too much exercise.
Chihuahuas are also generally healthy, and the grooming needs are minimal. Long haired Chihuahuas, however, will need a bit more brushing if you want to avoid tangles.
One thing to avoid is the common Chihuahua attitude. Select a dog with a mild-mannered character and offer high-quality basic training. Try not to carry these dogs everywhere and nurse them too much. You should set limits for your Chihuahua before he or she develops a Napoleon complex and attempts to boss everyone around.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier is a gentle, affectionate, mild-mannered and easy adaptable dog, which will forever look like a puppy.
They generally weigh around 11 to 18 pounds and are easy to manage and train. They are typically healthy pets, although some can inherit or develop heart problems. The Cavalier has a few grooming needs, such as frequent hair brushing, and ear cleaning, and sometimes a trip to a groomer.
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