Looking for a dog that will fit right into your city apartment?
Perhaps, a dog you can cuddle on the couch with, as you both tune
into your favorite Jim Carrey movie? You'll be surprised. Several
dog breeds would like nothing more than to curl up and nap on
your lap all day. If you identify yourself as lazy, here are five
dog breeds for you, to choose yourself a pet that will compliment
your lazy -
English Bulldog – Bulldogs may have an
intimidating appearance, but don't get fooled by the face.
Bulldogs are incredibly low-maintenance dogs, that only want to
stretch their limbs and relax on the couch. They don't like to
exercise and prefer the indoors to the outdoors. Bulldogs have
a short coat of hair, which nullifies any grooming needs. What
more? You can rely on their glum face to scare away intruders
to your apartment.
Shih Tzu – Not the laziest of dogs, but Shih
Tzus prefer their downtime too. They are most definitely mellow
when compared to other terriers. You can count on your Shih Tzu
to keep you company on your sitcom binge-watch sessions.
Pekingese – History tells us that the
Pekingese breed of dogs once lived in the palaces of China.
Pekingese make for great lapdogs. They are perfectly happy to
lounge around your apartment and skip that walk around the
Pug – Pugs make for some of the best apartment
dogs. Their health concerns, such as sensitivity to weather
extremities and difficulty in breathing, make them incredibly
apartment friendly. Just make sure, you don't feed your pug too
much, or you could end up making it overweight. A pug's diet
should be well-balanced, to counter its lack of physical
Tibetan Spaniel – Tibetan Spaniels, are not
really lazy, but they don't need much exercise either. These
small-sized dogs are happiest in cold climes and comfortable
indoor spaces. Also, at 9-15lbs, you can easily pick them up
and put them on your lap.
Not all of us are active and energetic, so why should all dog
breeds be? If you're the kind that prefers staying indoors rather
than going out to the theatre or finding recreation outdoors,
these dogs should make the perfect pet companion for you. Choose
from any of the breeds listed above, and you and your pet can
spend hours lounging around your apartment, being lazy together.
Some of these dog breeds are lazy by temperament; others don't
require much physical activity or are unable to engage due to
health constraints. They also require minimal grooming, making
them perfect low-maintenance pet options for the easy-going
The Five Extremely Quiet Dog Breeds
Want yourself a dog but don’t want to be the source of agony for
your neighbors? If you happen to live in a quiet neighborhood,
you’d probably rethink your wish of adopting a dog. You don’t
have to. Yes, dogs bark. But some dog breeds make much less noise
than other fellow dog breeds. You could bring home one of these
and realize your dream of sheltering a dog while keeping your
neighbors happy at the same time.
If you want yourself a quiet dog, choose from the following five
Basenjis were bred to be hunting dogs, but you wouldn't be able
to tell from how quiet these creatures can be. Don't go by
their calm demeanor; these dogs are active and independent. The
African breed is often nicknamed "the barkless dog."
Bull-dog – You
can trust a bulldog to be more interested in sleeping its hours
away than giving chase to every mouse/squirrel that happens to
be in the vicinity. Calm and composed, it’s difficult to get a
rise of the bulldog. You can easily trust it to be safe and
playful with your children and family.
deerhound – The Scottish deerhound's dignity won it
the title of "the perfect creature in heaven" from littérateur
Sir Walter Scott. Calm, elegant, and quiet – these dogs won't
bark unless they absolutely have to!
Retriever – The Golden Retriever is preoccupied
with retrieving half it’s time awake, so there’s not much scope
for it to bark and create a ruckus. Well-behaved and polite, a
Golden Retriever will make a wonderful companion for a quiet
Borzoi – A
Borzoi is like a cross between a cat and a dog. It is equal
parts laidback and equal parts athletic. Their athleticism
makes them perfect hunters. However, they don’t function very
well as guard dogs because of their unwillingness to raise up
the decibel, even when your house is under threat.
Dogs bark for a reason
Dogs bark to communicate like we, humans, speak. Dogs can bark
because of many factors. They may be curious about something;
they might want your attention, be bored – the list goes on.
Every dog will bark, some time or the other. If you value your
peace and quiet but still want yourself a dog, you need to be
careful about the breed you pick. Some dog breeds are louder than
others. If you pick the wrong dog breed, you could end up
constantly apologizing to house guests, visitors, and neighbors.
Don't make that mistake. Use our list shared above to inform you
about dog breeds that make for a quiet and content companion.