5 Dogs Who Love Sleep Just As Much As You Do
If there's a silver lining to the increase in the amount of time we stayed home last year it's that a lot of dogs benefited from extra walks and extra cuddles all over the world.
Whilst few dogs will knock back extra cuddles or the company of their favourite humans, not all dogs will be impressed by the extra activity being imposed on them.
Selective breeding created hundreds of modern dog breeds, from the teacup Chihuahua to the Great Dane.
Some dogs were bred for speed and agility, while others turned out to be more laid back—to put it mildly—than others.
Couch potatoes and apartment-dwellers: Read on for the top 5 laziest pups in the canine kingdom.
If you're the proud owner of one of these breeds, maybe reconsider if your pup has to join you on every exercise or sanity break you're taking right now.
5. Chow Chow
With a blue tongue and a lion-like crown of fur, Chow Chows are one of the most distinctive-looking breeds. Hot weather is a no-no for Chow Chows, and they require minimal exercise—a short daily walk is usually enough. Note that while aggression can sometimes be a problem with poorly raised Chows, early, consistent training can more than correct this trait.
4. Saint Bernard
These gentle giants are known for their loving, placid demeanours. It’s important not to let these dogs get too heavy, as excess weight will strain their joints, but they don’t typically require much exercise.
Chihuahuas are one of the tiniest dog breeds in the world. Since most things are much, much bigger than them, it’s no wonder that Chihuahuas prefer to spend most of their time inside with their favourite person! A short walk a day should keep these adorable pups happy and healthy.
2. Shih Tzu
A Shih Tzu’s favourite activity is typically following their beloved human around the house. Like other dogs with short faces, they are sensitive to heat and are not well-suited to hard exercise. A short walk a day is enough for this tiny munchkin—otherwise, they’ll get all the activity they need tailing you (no pun intended) from room to room.
Bulldogs, both English and French, tend to have trouble breathing properly. Thanks to this, they are not fans of heat or strenuous exercise, and are just about the laziest couch potato dog there is. Like any other dog, they need daily (low-intensity) activity to stay healthy, but they’re perfectly happy to lounge around on your lap the rest of the day