7 Most Laid Back Dog Breeds

Are you a laid-back type of person? Never rushing from place to place and your favorite place to be is curled up on the couch or snuggled in bed? Then you need a dog with the same type of personality.

A dog that is laid back, easy going, and low maintenance. Don’t worry, we can help you narrow down a dog breed or two that will work for you and your lifestyle. Come, let’s take a look at the seven most laid back dogs around.

#1: Pug

Not only are pugs super easy going and laid back, they also have the ability to adapt seamlessly to almost any situation. They are compact dogs so living with a large yard or in a tiny apartment will work for them.

They can be social dogs, always happy to please and at times, pretty playful and goofy. They also don’t need a lot of exercise or grooming, making them low maintenance.

#2: Bulldog

Oh the bulldog! With his loveable, easy, gentle personality and those wrinkles, who can resist a bulldog? Even though bulldogs can be powerful, they seek to please, making them the ideal family dog. They are protective and easily create strong bonds with more than just one person.

They are also non-hypoallergenic which makes them the perfect indoor pet who can relax with you for hours. They also require very little grooming and exercise isn’t top on their list of “must dos” either.

#3: Pekingese

With its lion appearance and larger than normal eyes, this dog is adorable. They can be stubborn, but love their humans with all that “lion might” which makes them a great family dog. Pekingese are easy going, very intelligent, can be affectionate and loves to please.

While they do enjoy going on long, lazy walks, they don’t need a lot of outdoor space to be happy. One thing to keep in mind, is their coat. It will require some grooming to keep him looking cute, but hey, you can brush their hair while being lazy on the couch, right?

Most laid back dog breeds

#4: Basset Hound

If you are looking for a companion for a long walk, the basset hound isn’t for you. However, if you’d like to snuggle for hours and hours on the couch, the basset hound will eagerly hop up next to you and stay there for as long as you want to. He will cheerfully wag his tail and does well in social situations.

He is also goofy and playful, so he’s good for a laugh and a smile. Due to just how laid back they are, they require very little grooming and are ok with just a little exercise.

#5: Azawakh

Some of this dogs best personality traits include being loyal, adaptable to different situations and super affectionate. It is also a very protective and brave dog which makes them great for families and as guard dogs.

He is the one dog on our list that does require a little more exercise, but is happy to play fetch. With a short coat, they don’t require a lot of grooming

#6: Tibetan Spaniel

Due to the small stature of the Tibetan Spaniel, they make great apartment dogs.

They do have a happy and goofy disposition when their pet parent is around, but they are weary of strangers. They need a little more socialization that most on our list.

#7: Yorkshire Terrier

This tiny dog is packed with love, loyalty, and affection for their owner. They require very little space and are perfectly content with a short walk a few times a week. One thing to remember is they do have a longer coat, so some grooming is required.

So there you have it, seven laid back dogs. Which one will you choose?

5 thoughts on “7 Most Laid Back Dog Breeds”

  1. Oh lord …I love them all…. that’s why I can never go to a pound ……I,d cry for a wk. as I couldn,t take them all.oh lord I can,t go in thoes places …..but tk you god for them.amen…….

  2. Oh you forgot a big one. Greyhounds. In general they sleep 18 hours a day, need very little exercise, and are really laid back, hardly ever bark & are great for apartments. They require very little grooming and do Not have doggy odor.

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