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About 8 months ago my Golden Retriever crossed over the rainbow bridge. While I loved that dog and miss her every day, I’ve been thinking about a new companion.
A new pet to live the life of royalty!
I’ve always had big dogs – Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and a Collie, but for the first time in my life, I am thinking about getting a small couch potato dog.
Mainly because I travel and would like to have a pet that will be easier to take on a plane.
So I thought I’d do some research on some lazy dog breeds for you and for me.
Most of these dogs would love nothing but to nap the day away on your couch. Friendly, easy going and low maintenance companions these dogs come in every size and shape.
Here are the 35 least active breeds
|Affenpinscher||7-10 lbs.||Star Wars fans will appreciate, they look like a monkey. Ewok anyone? These monkey dogs own their owners, not the other way around.|
|Yorkshire Terrier||5-7 lbs.||Long silky hair, affectionate and loyal.|
|American Bullnese||15-30 lbs||These guys hop when they run due to their stumpy legs and elongated bodies. This breed needs a pack leader that is used to training dogs.|
|Basset Hound||40-65 lbs.||These dogs are popular dogs. Slow moving with an incredible sense of smell. Loyal and at times standoffish.|
|Basenji||22-24 lbs.||Smart, Indpendent and Posied.|
|Beagle||20-30 lbs.||Happy go lucky dogs who are friendly and curious.|
|Bichon Frise||12-18 lbs.||Small and sturdy playful dogs.|
|Bolognese||8-14 lbs||Family dog, he or she will be constantly by your side.|
|Brussels Griffon||8-10 lbs.||Smart, devoted and funny this breed will keep you entertained.|
|Bulldog||40-50 lbs.||Gentle pets who love kids! This beed will play with the family and sleep on the couch in between playtime.|
|Chihuahua||3-6 lbs.||Minimun grooming and exercise this breed loves to be with it's hoomans.|
|Chinese Crested||8-11 lbs.||Laying in bed for hours, this breed will be your devoted fan for life.|
|Clumber Spaniel||55-85 lbs.||This breed is commonly found in the sports ring. They excel in field sports, obedience and dog sports.|
|Cockapoo||11-20 lbs.||People-oriented, low sheeding, affectionate and easily trainable.|
|Cocker Spaniel||24-28 lbs.||Loveable family dog. Loves to snuggle with his humans on the couch.|
|Coton de Tulear||8-13 lbs.||Sweet, cuddly dogs with a big personality.|
|Dachshund||16-32 lbs.||Loving family dogs, show dogs and small game hunters, these dogs are very versatile.|
|English Toy Spaniel||8-14 lbs.||Quieter than their Cavalier cousins, this breed is a one person dog. Not the most kid friendly dog.|
|French Bulldog||16-28 lbs.||Smart, playful and easily adaptable. This breed is expensive, but easily trained.|
|Toy Goldendoodle||12-19 lbs.||Cute as a button, smart, loyal and easily trained.|
|Havanese||7-13 lbs.||Cuddly sized dog with long silky hair and expressive eyes. Great companions.|
|Italian Greyhound||6-15 lbs.||Senstive, playful and affectionate companion breed.|
|Japanese Chin||8-11 lbs.||Quiet, Charming and loving lapdog.|
|Maltese||5-9 lbs.||Long floor length coat, lovable, easy going and friendly.|
|Minature Pinscher||8-10 lbs.||Compact, wedge shaped pet, who loves his owners and can be fearless.|
|Papillon||5-10 lbs||Happy, alert and friendly pets that get along with other dogs.|
|Peckingese||7-14 lbs.||Affectionate and loyal this breed has a distinctive walk and personality.|
|Pomeranian||3-7 lbs.||Bold, friendly and always has a smile on it's face.|
|Pug||14-18 lbs.||The charming but loveable pets can be mischevous and loyal.|
|Shih Tzu||9-16 lbs||Outgoing and affectionate, playful and funny.|
|Silky Terrier||8-10 lbs.||Alert, quick and friendly.|
|Susex Spaniel||35-45 lbs.||Slow steady, easy going and friendly dog.|
|Toy Fox Terrier||8-10 lbs.||Intelligent, friendly with a big personality. Easily trainable.|
|Toy Manchester Terrier||12-22 lbs.||Sleek dogs that are very observant. Good family dog, loyal.|
|Toy Poodle||5- 10 lbs.||Smart, friendly, easy going and loving pets.|
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Are you thinking of adding a furry friend to your household? What breed are you thinking?