They don't like to walk: which dog breeds are suitable for lazy owners?

Yulia LoseynkoLife
The Pug, Bichon Frise and St. Bernard do not require much time for walks

One of the main arguments against getting a dog, even if you've been dreaming about it all your life, is the need to walk your pet every day. Rain, frost, unbearable heat, strong winds - you will still have to take your pet for a walk in the morning and evening. Most dogs need quite a bit of exercise and may not really fit into a busy person's schedule.

Meanwhile, the Pitpat blog claims two fairly short walks are enough for some breeds to keep them healthy and in good spirits. Here are a dozen dogs that can get up to 40 minutes of exercise, including playing at home.

Bichon Frise

Approximately 30 minutes of exercise per day

This is a popular dwarf breed that is easily recognized by its white curly coat. They do well in a city apartment and need about 30 minutes of exercise a day. At the same time, Bichon Frise dogs form a strong bond with their owners and can suffer from separation anxiety if left for a long time.

Chinese Crested

Approximately 30 minutes of exercise a day

Both naked and covered in fur, these dogs have a low need for physical activity - like most decorative breeds. A short walk twice a day and a little fun play, such as obedience training, will do the trick. But then again, these dogs can't go long without their owner.

Brussels Griffon

Approximately 30 minutes of exercise a day

These dogs were bred like rats to help maintain stables. So they did not need to run around a large area. Thus, griffins remained a breed without a great desire to walk. 15 minutes in the morning and evening will be enough for them. In addition, this is a brachycephalic breed, which is contraindicated for very active exercises. But what these dogs will definitely not refuse is regular intellectual exercises.

Japanese Chin

About 30 minutes of exercise a day

These miniature dogs win hearts because of their gentle manners and playfulness. They love to go for long walks. And they have congenital brachycephaly, which makes them not very suitable for active play. An easy walk and a little fun with the owner of the house is all a Japanese Hin needs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Approximately 40 minutes of exercise a day

These miniature dogs have a very cute appearance and are quite suitable for participation in dog sports competitions. However, they do not have an innate need for heavy exercise. They are quite content with two 20-minute walks with their owner, and the rest of the time they will look at him from the couch with loving glances.


About 30 minutes of exercise a day

Miniature white dogs are very agile, easy to adapt to new environments, and extremely friendly, making them great companion dogs. They love to be around people. But it's enough for them to just be around. Maltese do not need long walks. It is better to spend a little more time playing together at home.


Approximately 30 minutes of exercise a day

These gentle and playful dogs are terrible housebreakers. If the pug doesn't like the weather or is in a bad mood, it will go home after a very short walk. Representatives of this breed value comfort and close communication with their humans more than crazy fun.


Approximately 40 minutes of exercise a day

This fluffy dog will make a great companion. Representatives of this breed adapt well to living in an apartment and do not require much physical activity. Instead, Bolognese are highly intelligent and prefer games of wits and obedience training. It is better to learn commands at home with a Bolognese .

English Bulldog

Approximately 40 minutes of exercise a day

These gentlemen with a characteristic sad expression have a calm and gentle disposition. They like to be close to people and get more attention from them. And they would rather have a quiet conversation at home than a long walk. The English have congenital brachycephaly, so they are naturally bad athletes.

St. Bernard

Approximately 40 minutes of exercise a day

It may seem strange, but these good-natured giants do not require much exercise for their health. The St. Bernard would rather lie outside in the shade than walk long distances. Nevertheless, this breed needs a lot of living space, so you should not keep such a dog in an apartment.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told about the kindest breeds of dogs that easily find common ground with people.

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