Consider Getting One of These Dog Breeds If You Arenโ€™t Very Active as A Person


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Are you very much a dog person but not quite a playing fetch kind of person? Getting a dog can mean that you will have to run around a lot. If youโ€™re not much into activity and rather prefer laying in the sun and soaking in the calmness, an active dog could ruin your weekend plans.

For all the lazy dog lovers out there, hereโ€™s a list of some dog breeds that will happily chill with you on the sofa, exerting as little energy as you do.


Bulldogs are an extremely sweet and family friendly breed of dogs that loves to laze around. These dogs are low-maintenance but also low-endurance. They cannot tolerate too much heat or cold and so, do not prefer the outdoors. This breed is just perfect as an indoor family dog.

Basset Hound

This is another breed of dogs that engages in very little activity. It is a short, stocky breed with very short legs which makes them slow and less active. All they need is a walk every day and that is about all the activity they have. This breed is also a very calm and friendly breed that bonds well with people and other pets too.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards are massive but equally gentle. This breed may look intimidating because of its size but its nature is very calm and patient. They are known to be highly intelligent and can be great to have around kids for their gentle and patient disposition.

Great Dane

This is again a giant breed of dogs that grows to almost 86 cm in height. Despite its build, it is a totally laid back and relaxed breed. This dog can work both to scare of intruders with its size and keep the energy low inside your house, just as you like it. All you need is a little extra space to accommodate this gentle giant and a daily walk to keep it fit.


This tiny, super cute breed is very happily a lap dog. These dogs love to cuddle with their owners and prefer no activity at all. They require very little food and little exercise. Just a short walk everyday is enough. They would probably be happier without the walk, in fact.

Bernese Mountain Dog

This is by far one of the cutest breeds of dogs with the fluffy fur and the gentle demeanour. Although this breed is supposed to belong to the working group, it prefers staying in with family. But you can also enjoy its company on a hiking trip or a trek, since it is not completely inactive like some other breeds. There are several other low-energy breeds that you can study about before you find the perfect partner for your lazy afternoons at home.

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