Taking care of a dog is a lifestyle. The daily walks outside are enjoyable, and so are the moments of bonding and playing at home. Being a member of your family it’s also gratifying to be able to indulge our pooch with adorable dog accessories, like personalised dog collars or dog clothes.
However, not everyone is up to the task of tending to the needs of a dog that requires heaps of attention, effort and time, especially if you already have a busy lifestyle. As a result, some people give up on the idea of owning a dog, depriving themselves of the fun and fulfilment that goes with owning a dog.
But just because you’re busy doesn’t mean that you can’t own a dog, because there are numerous dog breeds that require little maintenance and can hold their own while you are away at the office.
Below we are taking a look at some of the most low-maintenance dog breeds:
Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a herding breed that can thrive in most climates and is known for their excellent health. They are among the dog breeds that are very easy to groom, with their short coats requiring nothing else but an occasional brush and wash. However, it’s recommended to check and clean their teeth and ears every week, and trim their nails every month.
What’s not to love about the Basset Hound? This dog breed almost has everything that a low-key person would look for in a furry companion. Their low energy means that they’ll be fairly content relaxing and sleeping at home while you’re away at the office. Aside from that, their hilarious personality traits mean that every single moment you spend with them is an absolute delight. Be sure to take them out for a daily walk, though, as the Basset Hound is prone to obesity issues. They also need minimal grooming due to their short coat that tends to shed.
There are plenty of reasons why Beagles are considered to be among the easiest dog breeds to own. Above all, it’s the amazing personality traits that they have. Beagles are adventurous, curious, friendly, happy, and loving. Though their energy levels are high, the Beagle is low maintenance and won’t have any issues lounging with their owner on a lazy day. They are also a very healthy dog breed that is free from any form of genetic disease.
Aside from their gleeful personality, French Bulldogs have always been a favourite among families because of their very minimal grooming requirements, which can be attributed to their short, soft coats. Other than that, the French Bulldog is kind of an odd breed because even though they thrive on human companionship, they can be left alone at home and remain relatively content the whole time.
Often considered to be the best dog breed for families with kids, the Labrador Retriever is also one of the most low-maintenance dog breeds out there. This adorable, extremely patient dog breed has minimal grooming needs and doesn’t require that much vet visits due to them being mostly healthy. The only thing you need to worry about is their ears, which needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent infections.
The Mastiff is a large dog breed that tends to be wacky and playful when young but becomes lazier and more laidback when they grow older. For this reason, the Mastiff is the perfect companion for couch potatoes who prefer an aloof lifestyle. When it comes to maintenance, Mastiffs are quite low maintenance compared to other larger breeds and are fairly healthy. However, they do tend to shed more than usual.
Known for their playful sense of humour, Pugs are one of the best breeds of dog due to their incredibly unique personality that is always delightful. Other than that, the Pug is also affectionate, charming, even-tempered, and loving. Pugs require minimal maintenance (a bath at least once every 4 to 6 weeks will do), but their tendency to shed moderately means that you’ll need a brush and vacuum to keep everything in order.