Low Maintenance Dog Breeds Part 1

Low Maintenance Dog Breeds Part 1

Boston Terrier - Boston Terriers are friendly, happy dogs that make great city pets. These dogs might be a little livelier than some of the breeds on our list, but daily exercise or a trip to the dog park should be enough for them. 

In general, Boston’s are content to do whatever it is you’re doing; they’re very eager to please. These dogs are pretty infrequent shedders and don’t require too much grooming, though regular brushing can help cut down on any shedding.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Due to their ability to sense and adjust to their owners’ temperaments, Cavalier King Charles spaniels are terrific for people always on the go. Yes, brushing every week is necessary to make sure their longer coats don’t tangle, but these canines can go with the flow and work well with kids and other pets.

Chihuahua - A little dog with a big personality, Chihuahuas are often described as charming and sassy. Chihuahuas make great lap dogs and can find sufficient exercise in a small space. 

Smooth-coat Chihuahuas – those with short coats – will have very minimal grooming needs, only requiring occasional brushing and regular baths. Long-haired Chihuahuas will need more consistent brushing, though, to avoid mats.

Dachshund - The dachshund is a lovable and affectionate dog breed that makes a great couch buddy. This dog comes in two sizes: miniature and medium-sized. Long-haired doxies require a bit more grooming than the short-haired or wire-haired variety. All can make excellent companions.

Dachshunds have a stubborn side and will need basic training to give them structure. This breed usually only requires a moderate amount of exercise. With their short little legs and long bodies, excessive running and jumping can exacerbate or cause spinal issues. 

Greyhound - The Greyhound is perhaps best known for its history of racing. Although Greyhounds are more active dogs requiring regular exercise, they are also often perfectly content lounging around all day with their families.

These dogs can be a little independent, but they are very affectionate and gentle with their families. Greyhounds also have pretty minimal grooming needs and only shed occasionally. 

Bull Mastiff - A bull mastiff might look ferocious, but they are often compliant and friendly with their families. Train pups early to establish commands, run a brush through their fur every other week, walk regularly to maintain a healthy weight, and you’re good to go.

Doberman Pinscher - Disclaimer: Only get a Doberman pinscher if your definition of hectic involves ample time for physical fitness. Working out regularly is part of a healthy human lifestyle and bonding time with owners is part of a healthy canine lifestyle.

Kill two birds with one stone by taking your Doberman for a run every night. These loyal dogs need lots of exercise (if you have a yard, that’s best) and solid training as puppies, but are otherwise pretty low maintenance.

Nov 11 2022
by Claire