Dogs for Lazy People

Five different breeds of dogs and their idle owners.

If you are planning to buy a dog to add the companionship of a pet, think twice, owning a dog requires a great amount of work. If you are honest with yourself and realizes that you are on the lazy side, all you have to do is pick a dog that can do with less space, less maintenance and eat up less of your time.

Listed below are 5 dog breed that suits lazy people. Before choosing the right dog, you must first take into consideration the amount of time the dog will require and the amount of time you are willing to put into taking care of you would be a pet.

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These wrinkled little balls of shedding fur, stubby and compact body dog breed fit well for with lazy people. Pugs range from 12 inches to 14 inches and weighs from 13 to 20 pounds. Pugs have soft and smooth coats and its colors are typically silver, apricot-fawn or black, with clearly-defined black markings on the face.

Pugs are playful, funny and very sociable, so it can get along with people and other dogs. Pugs may sometimes be stubborn, but it is typically a pleasant and happy dog. Pugs belong to the passive breed, thus a few exercises will make their day. An excellent apartment dog, a walk each day will provide ample exercise for these lovable breed.

Rat Terriers

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These dogs weigh between 14-23 inches and weighs between 12 and 35 pounds. Rat Terriers can be of different color combinations including red and white, tri-spotted, solid red, black & tan, blue & white and red brindle. Rat Terriers have short, smooth coat and requires less grooming.

Rat Terriers are energetic and lively thus it require lots of exercise. They can also be quite vocal during playtime. These dogs are ideal watchdogs. Rat Terriers will do okay living in an apartment. Rat Terriers love to dig and will dig themselves out of a fenced yard.


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These stocky little dogs have a powerful, low-slung body with wide shoulders and a massive short-faced head. are quite intelligentthe Bulldogs are gentle, quite intelligent and well-behaved breed that are excellent companions for the whole family. Bulldogs weigh between 50-55 pounds and can reach a height of 14 inches.

Bulldogs colors are typically brindle, white, red, fawn or patched. These dogs have short and smooth coats that need little grooming. The bulldog is friendly, gentle and good natured dog breed. Bulldog fall under less active breed, therefore it requires minimal exercise to keep it happy. A daily walk plus a nice apartment dog is all the dog needs.


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GREYHOUND – are slim and graceful dogs. Typically, Greyhounds have curved spine and folded-over rose shaped ears. Their front legs are straight and their back legs are very powerful. Greyhounds height ranges between 28 – 30 inches and can weigh up to 70 pounds. Greyhounds come in any color, plain or multi-colored. Its short, smooth coat requires constant brushing.

Loyal, sweet and loving, Greyhounds suit well as a companion dog. Greyhounds should be allowed to run free at least once a day and can do well in an apartment.


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These dogs make great pets for nearly anyone, lazy or not.Chihuahuas range from six inches to nine inches and normally weigh under six pounds. Chihuahuas have either short or long coats. The short coat is soft to touch and only requires minimal grooming. The long coat is soft and can either be straight, wavy or curly. The long coat needs occasional brushing to keep it from matting.

These dogs are extremely loyal to their masters and require medium to low training. Reserved when it comes to strangers, the Chihuahua makes a good watch dog. Chihuahuas can do well in apartment dog, but require little exercise to remain happy.Makes a great companion for the idle people!

53 thoughts on “Dogs for Lazy People

  1. Rovie Aguis

    Good for me, I'm not into dogs or any kind of pet. I don't take I am good enough to take care any of them.

  2. rc gweniful/cherry

    I love dogs. I used to take care of a Cocker Spaniel and Shitzu breeds. Too bad they died already. Can't bear to have another dog. I don't know if I can endure another loss/death.


    after reading ur post i miss my baby andy (shih tzu dog) someone took him and didnt find him anymore. but thanks for the tip and for sharing this. 🙂


    looking at those cute little pugs makes me want to hug em… thanks for sharing these photos.. 🙂

    cheers :))

  5. betchai

    i love dogs, but with my outdoor hobbies right now, I feel like I would be a bad owner if I always leave them behind since most of the nature trails here don't allow dogs to protect both dogs (captured animals) and wild animals. another very informative post from you donald, and really something one would want to know if they are considering to have pets.

  6. Rochkirstin Santos

    These dogs are really cute but I don't want them as pets. I just dislike having animals at home because of their smell.

  7. lovemindanao

    I have a dog now but this stays in Surigao del Sur in our office. I hope to have another in our house . I love to be in companion with dogs as i feel safe and guarded all the time .

  8. Gemma Defeo-Hilotin

    I showed my son (6 years old) this post. He blurted, I don't like those dogs (posted here!) Lol! I told him about this blog and requested for hamsters!

    Request: Please send the link if you have a post about it already.. or please research on it? 🙂

    Thanks! He's really passionate about it, i don't know why!!! LOL

  9. MaryJane Tauyan

    haha! great info! i would like to have a chihuahua pug and bulldog haha they looks os cute! xx

  10. Mai Flores

    Pugs for me are the cutest! I'd rather get me one of those than to choose one of those bigger options. 😛

  11. sarj

    hihihi.I think bagay sakin ang pug or chihuahua. basta yung maliit lang. Pero right now, I'm more inclined to loving cats eh. siguro di ko rin keri ang ingay ng tahol ng snoopdogs 😀

  12. Noks Sosa

    Now I know why I like pugs so much. Hahaha. I used to have Pomeranian and I so love cuddling her. Thinking of getting a little pug soon. 🙂

  13. Orly Ballesteros

    I like the pug kamukha ko talaga sila. Sir Donald if you are a dog what type of dog are you:)

  14. jsncruz

    Well, I disagree with the article on two things.

    First, pugs aren't for lazy people. My girlfriend has three pugs and they shed fur a lot. They also need lots of exercise or they will develop breathing problems. One needs to work hard at keeping the house clean from the fur.

    Second, a lazy person shouldn't own a dog.

  15. ralph

    love the videos, specially the pugs… hahaha… with their face pa lang, solve na araw mo. by their looks, mukhang mas tahimik sila kesa sa chihuahua… hahaha.. Yahweh bless.

  16. special education philippines

    I'm more of a cat person but if I am going to choose among the five dogs listed here, I would choose the pug because of their cute head tilt.

  17. Tingting Rimart

    I love dogs, but to say, it is too expensive to raise one here in the US. The responsibility is immense like having a kid.

  18. Teresa Martinez

    I'm afraid of dogs, my son has an allergy that can be triggered by animal hair, and my husband has been bitten by a stray dog without provocation. To think that could happen to a person who has been caring for three dogs since he was a child so lazy or not, I think I'd pass on pet dogs.


    I have a pug and a labrador. They got different personality though. Haha! My pug always want to cuddle and sleep. While my lab is so playful.

  20. lencilicious

    I have a rat terrier. It's really cute and what I like best about that dog, it doesn't grow big and tall.

  21. KC

    Kami din, hindi napabilang sa mga "lazy people".. Hehehe..kase alaga naming mga aso, Black Lab at miniature cocker spaniel and golden retriever mix.. Both are super hyper.. May edad na yung black lab namin, pero 'beast' pa rin pagdating sa energy at harutan.. Yung maliit na aso, cute, pero 'little evil' inside.. Hehehe.. Bruhita ba!! lol

  22. Sim @

    Awwww so cute!! Pugs are so adorable, especially when they snort whilst walking – they sound like little gremlins! Sim x

  23. Russ R.

    I'm not much of a pet-person so any kind of dog that isn't so needy and doesn't require to be trained so much is something that will most likely be perfect for me. Thank you for sharing this list. It's going to be very helpful ( for me ) in the future when I finally decide to get a pet.

  24. Kylie wenn

    So many cute cute dogs photos.. So nice… I only like to c photo, if really ask me to take care of dogs, it's a no no.. No time for that…

  25. Evelina Anya

    I love dogs so much! Getting a Husky is always my dream, but now I'm currently having a shih szu so might have it next time

  26. Tiffany Yong W.T.

    I love dogs but I'm allergic to them! Meaning, I can't stay in the same place with them for too long, if not I will start getting asthmatic. I think having a pet is a huge responsibility which I hope I can take up in future…

  27. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    My children have been begging us for a pet dog. I shall choose from this list because I am lazy. Maybe the bulldog is good? But he drools, that's my only problem with bulldogs. But they're so adorable!

  28. Loudthinkin

    I completely agree that owning a dog is a big responsibility. The bigger breeds require a lot care! I know cause i owned 3 at one point!

  29. Raquel

    Dogs are fun to have, but it takes a certain amount of dedication and responsibility to have them in your life. I’m glad there are dogs that demand less of your time.

  30. Sunshine Kelly

    This is too cute! I should share to my friends who wish to own a pet soon. I like chihuahua

  31. Lauren

    I would hope that future dog owners aren't lazy! But this was a pretty informative post into the different dog breeds!

  32. Eliz Frank

    What a great set of adorable dogs. I've never seen a rat terrier before, it looks like an energetic dog that would require extra attention.

  33. Khushboo Motihar

    That is such a great post you've put together giving so many details. I think lazy people should buy cats instead of dogs 😀

  34. Mazino Oyolo Kigho

    I dont really like keeping pets such as dogs. I feel they are somehow dangerous cos I have seen dogs go wild and attack their owners.

  35. Vanessa

    I love Pugs, they are so cute with their sweet faces, I would love to have one when we leave the flat and move to a house cause I believe one should take care of a dog if he has a garden and a big space where the dog can run and feel free.

  36. KarenT

    I have friends who have some of these dogs, lazy pala sila, hehehe. Good thing we have Shih Tzu

  37. Jessying

    Great article! Ah, I have a dog at home and yes they make the best companion ever! Regardless of the breed, no one should be lazy to spend time with their dog!

  38. Karen of MrsLookingGood

    We're a dog loving family! Have friends who own pugs and bulldogs and yet they are very active. Ours are a lab and golden mix and a jack russell and beagle mix. Parang mga askal lang baga…

  39. Kaye Fig

    Among of all those mentioned above, I would love to have a chihuahua just like Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde.

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