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Top 6 Laziest Dog Breeds

Top 6 Laziest Dog Breeds

Henlo, dear dog lover! Lazy dogs aren't the equivalent of bored dogs or dogs that sleep all day. You must know from the beginning that lazy dogs are dogs that are less active than others, but dogs that must be taken out for daily walks, dogs that are playful, but dogs that love cuddling and sleeping, too.

While active dog breeds will play almost all day long, the following lazy, cute doggos simply enjoy spending the time chilling with you in bed. If you like spending time home, watching movies, reading, or simply laying on the sofa then, a lazy dog is meant for you.

Which is the least active dog breed?

  1. French Bulldog
  2. English Bulldog
  3. Pug
  4. Bassett Hound
  5. St.Bernard
  6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

1. French Bulldog

french bulldog - unsplash source

The little cute French Bulldog is a companion dog from the beginning. He was actually, created in England crossed with local ratters (dogs used for hunting rats) in France.

This breed is a very popular pet, amazing family dogs, and excellent for apartments and first-time pets. They need walks, as every dog - at least daily short walks., but in general they prefer to lay next to you, sleep, and cuddle. Because of their anatomy (brachycephalic breed), they need more sleep than other dog breeds.

French Bulldogs are affectionate dogs that need close contact with humans. The pups may suffer from anxiety if they're left for more than 2-3 hours alone.

They don't bark too often and they are very patient with their owners and with other breeds. French Bulldogs are human-oriented dogs, easier to train, even though they can be stubborn and lazy.

French Bulldogs are prone to have certain health issues that fortunately owners can help avoid with proper care.

French Bulldog's lifespan is around 10-14 years.

The most common health condition problems French Bulldogs are dealing with:

  • heavy breathing (brachycephalic airway obstuctive syndrome) - avoid hot temperatures
  • risk for obesity - do daily walks, avoid overfeeding and high fat foods
  • wrinkles problems
  • hip dysplasia

An effective way to keep French Bulldogs healthy is exercise.

Other things you should know about French Bulldogs:

  • require very easy grooming
  • they dislike both hot and cold weather
  • friendly with everyone

2. English Bulldog


Say hello to this chunky medium-sized dog breed. English Bulldogs are the sweetest, dependable companion friends that need only moderate exercise.

With a long-standing association with British culture, Bulldogs are considered a national icon by BBC. If English Bulldogs could have spoken, probably, the majority of us are imagining him talk with a British accent.

An English Bulldog's disposition is always kind, gentle and courageous, and never aggressive. Most of them have a friendly, patient nature, but sometimes they can be stubborn.

Bulldogs are popular for their excellent behavior as family pets because they tend to have a strong bond with children. So, they are so a good friend for children, but for other dogs, and pets, too.

They must be protected from heat. In warmer climates and especially during summer months they need extra caution. How? Well, with a lot of shade and water, kept out of standing heat. Good ventilation or air conditioning will help them stay safe. They are sweating through the pads on their feet - that's why they enjoy cool floors. Because of their breathing issue, English Bulldogs can easily become overheated. Many Bulldogs died because of hyperthermia.

Common health issues that lead to the death of an English Bulldog are cancer, hip dysplasia, brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome, and cardiac problems. Their life span is between 8–10 years.

Other things you should know about English Bulldogs:

  • easy to groom
  • drooling pretty much
  • can easily gain weight
  • not to active - but playful
  • a loving personality

3. Pug

With big dark eyes, deep wrinkles, a flat round face, and a curled tail this dog is a figure to remember. 🥰

Pugs are gentle and sociable companion dogs. Happy all the time, he will conquer you with his charm. Pugs are personality-wise, and very intelligent and loyal breeds. Although they are lazy buts, Pugs are playful but they may be stubborn sometimes. If you're training him well he can be friendly with other pets and children.

They're really perfect for apartment dwellers due to their size and also because they are inactive when indoors. Also, Pugs are generally very quiet dogs, they don't bark a lot.

Just like bulldogs, because of their flat shape of the face, they must be protected by hot weather, but by very cold weather, too. That's why Pugs are definitely house dogs and should not be kept outside. Overheating can lead to death, so it should always be kept under control.

Other health issues that Pugs have: eye injuries (such as proptosis, scratched corneas), compact breathing passageways, breathing problems and overheat, obesity.

Pug's lifespan is around 12 – 15 years.

Other things you should know about Pugs:

  • shed a lot
  • snore and snort loudly
  • love food a lot - they can quickly become obese
  • need constant human companionship and affection
  • easy to groom
  • best dog for lazy owners

4. Basset Hound

Bassett Hound - pexels source

The Basset Hound was initially bred for hunting small games such as bunnies. Now, some parts of the United States are still used for this purpose, but they are mainly lovable family companions.

This long-year doggie is very affectionate, adaptable, and calm. I may say that this dog is the pleasantest-natured of all breeds. Why? They're simply peaceful with everyone: kids, strangers, other pets.

The Basset Hound is a short-legged lap breed that loves to sleep. His power is to have short naps during the day. 😅 This dog is among those lazy dog breeds that can be left alone for some hours.

Even though is the perfect dog for apartments they still need, at least, moderate exercise. The Basset is a bit stubborn, but if you keep him active you can overcome many health issues and you can spend together many years of love and friendship.

Common health issues of Bassets are ear and eye problems, gastric torsion,  dermatological problems.

Basset Hound life span: 10-12 years.

Other things you should know about Bassets:

  • howl loudly, but not too often
  • prone to ear infections - you must check his years once a week to overcome infections
  • prone to obesity
  • easy to groom
  • low shedding
  • love everyone

5. St. Bernard

st. bernard - unsplash source

This big friend, Saint Bernard, is known for saving the injured people from the Alps. Today, he is recognized internationally as one of the giant dog breeds.

Saint Bernards are sweethearts - they are so gentle, kind, and intelligent that you'll fall in love immediately. They are also very intelligent dogs and excel in competitions.

These big dogs are pure bless in families. They are affectionate with everyone they meet. Saint Bernard is a quiet indoor dog - he can live in small spaces, as long as he gets a good daily walk. But you must know something - they drool and shed a lot, so you must clean up after them quite often. If you're going to accept them anyway, you'll have a wonderful drooly friend for life, because they are so devoted to their owners.

They are suited to live in the company of humans, not to be forgotten somewhere in the yard. Saint Bernards tend to be protective, but not aggressive. They will bark when is needed.

This dog breed doesn't need much exercise and he must be protected from high temperatures, too. He enjoys cold weather and snow.

Unfortunately, these giant paws don't live longer because of their size and other diseases and disorders.

Saint Bernard's life span: 8 – 10 years.

Other things you should know about Saint Bernards:

  • shed a lot
  • drool
  • affectionate with everyone
  • tolerates cold temperatures
  • rarely bark

6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - least active dog breed

Another couch potato dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a combination of athletic dog breed and a dog that loves to cuddle and take naps with its owner.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog breed, no more than 13 inches high.

That active part of the charming Cavalier enjoys running and doing dog sports like flyball or agility. The other least active part of the Cavalier is the perfect companion apartment living, quiet and lazy.

With a gentle and regal  attitude, this dog is irresistible, loving and devoted to their families. Cavaliers are cheerful, smart and best buddy when travelling. Their easy-going personality makes them great friends with everyone, including other pets.

Other things you should know about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:

  • perfect for apartment living
  • sensitive
  • minimum tolerance to be alone
  • highly trainable
  • friendly & affectionate with everyone

These dog breeds are just a few mentioned. There are a lot less active dog breeds that are perfect cuddling buddies.

Try to choose with your heart the dog that you think it's the most alike to your personality and needs. That dog with good and bad will be your lifetime best friend.

On the next article! 'Till then, paws & love! 🐾

See here the list with the most active dog breeds!