14 Dog Breeds That Are Perfect For Lazy Humans

Written by: Emily Wang

March 11, 2016

Some humans are bundles of energy, constantly exercising, being social, and having adventures.

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And some of us are just…not.

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Luckily for us, there are a lot of low-maintenance dogs who would love nothing more than to just hang the eff out. With you. All the time. Here are some of the chillest, coolest dogs you’ll ever meetLuckily for us dog owners, there are a lot of low-maintenance, dogs chill dog breeds who would love nothing more than to just hang the eff out. With you. All the time. No need to take that long walk to the dog park or go through extensive pup training! Here are some of the chillest, coolest dogs dog breeds you’ll ever meet:

1. Havanese


These gentle pups usually don’t weigh more than 15-16 pounds, and travel pretty well (you know, for trips between the couch and the fridge). Smart and small, a Havanese makes a perfect companion dog, and will happily sit and chill in your lap all day if you let it. Which you obviously will.

2. Pug

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Among the calmest dog breeds with their smushy faces, curly pig tails, and sassy ‘tudes, Pugs have taken the world by storm. Effortlessly charming and clever AF, a Pug always knows what it wants — and 99% of the time, that’s doing a whole lot of nothing with their human.

3. Chow Chow

Known as the “Fluffy Lion-dog” in China, these snuggly squish balls are loyal, quiet, and independent. Relatively low-energy, Chows happily take to apartment living, and wouldn’t mind if you left them to their own devices once in a while. It’s one of the most popular big fluffy dog breeds in the world.

4. Old English Sheepdog

These shaggy pups are loving and loyal companions. A great family pet, they are entertaining and protective of those they love. Once you cuddle up with this furball, you’re not going to want to stop.

5. Bloodhound

These large dogs can weigh up to 110 pounds, but are pretty low-energy and don’t require too much grooming. Although these talented pups are known for their sharp nose and tracking abilities, they’re also happy to hunt down the treat of cheese you accidentally just dropped.

6. Greyhound

Although this breed can reach speeds up to 43 miles per hour, these dogs are also known as “the world’s fastest couch potato.” Sensitive, timid, and often reserved around people they don’t know, these dogs will never interrupt during an intense episode of House of Cards.

7. English Bulldog

Docile and loving, English Bulldogs tend to be pretty low energy. They’re This calm breed is charming, affectionate, and don’t doesn’t require a great deal of walking/running. Their preferred method of exercise is cuddling with you– a behavior we love!

8. Basset Hound

Sugary sweet and non-confrontational, these goofy pups are blessed with short legs and big ears. By far the most relaxed of all Hound types, this dog tends to be great with children and other animals, making it a great family pet.

9. French Bulldog

The ultimate companion dog, these flat-faced cuties have exploded in popularity. Despite their Insta-famous dog celebrity status, these sweet pups are just as happy to pose for a photoshoot as they are to stay in on a Friday night. Naturally chill and requiring minimal exercise, their favorite pastimes include snoring on a pillow and snuggling up to their favorite human (that’s you). Make sure to reward their adorableness with a treat!

10. Chinese Shar Pei

Sporting deep wrinkles and a short coat, these pups are devoted, reserved, and fabulously fold-y. Their calm behavior makes them some of the best dogs for laid-back people. But be warned: you might lose an entire weekend getting lost in those adorable wrinkles.

11. Irish Wolfhound

Dignified and sweet, these large sighthounds from Ireland are actually the tallest of all dogs. Despite their commanding appearance, these pups are graceful, gentle with children, and very patient companions.

12. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


These pups often become therapy dogs due to their gentle and affectionate nature. Kind and willing to please, they are perfectly happy with a bit of regular light exercise — a nice walk around the neighborhood or romp in the backyard.

13. Great Dane

Originally from Germany, these majestic dogs are surprisingly one of the most calm dog breeds out there. These gentle giants are perfectly happy with plenty of space and a nice, comfy bed for napping.

14. Bull Mastiff


Although it’s not a small dog – weighing up to around 130 pounds – these muscular yet sweet protectors are great family dogs. Not meant for timid owners, these pups thrive in a loving but firm home.

15. Saint Bernard

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Younger Saint Bernard pups are balls full of energy, but with proper training and care, they can grow up to be great, calm and relaxed companions. Just make sure to give them all the pets and the attention they crave, or you may find your pillow up in feathers!

16. Great Pyrenees

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While this large canine doesn’t look like he’d be a calm dog, he surely is. At the dog park, you’ll probably find him sunbathing instead of socializing!

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Written by: Emily Wang

March 11, 2016


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