When you think of dogs do you think of restless energy, midnight barking and hours upon hours of exercise? Lots of dogs just want to nap, cuddle and actually Netflix and chill with you all day.
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Here are the eight laziest dog breeds:
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Is it a coincidence this breed has the word “King” in its name? I think not. Treat them like royalty and save the constant exercise for another pup. They will appreciate a shaded leisurely walk but that’s about it.
- English Bulldog
Big boy don’t do that. Leave him in his comfort zone, the couch.
They’re too big to move! They’re the giants of the dog world and giants can’t move quickly, thank god. Thinking about a massive mastiff sprinting toward me in the dead of night is where nightmares come from.
- French Bulldog
No amount of exercise will turn this breed into the athletic type. Don’t even try it. They’re built to eat, sleep and look freakin’ adorable all the time.
Pugs relax, snort, eat, repeat. Remember the pug in Pocahontas? Most Pugs are like that deep down inside, spoiled little rich kids.
- Shih Tzu
Are you seriously even questioning this? They care more about their hair and the flavor of their dog treats than they do about exercise. The Shih Tzus I know don’t even like going outside. Now THAT’S lazy!
- Bassett Hound
Have you ever seen a Bassett Hound running loyally next to a fit owner on a hot summer day? Have you ever seen one in a full sprint chasing after a useless chew toy? No and No. They like to chill, man. Give them a break though; they’ve got long ass ears that constantly get in the way.
- Tibetan Spaniel
To be honest with you, I had never heard of this breed until I started this research piece. All you need to know is they’re natural born lap dogs and they’re adorable. I’m in.
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If you’ve got one of these lazy dogs, try getting them out and about this summer — here are some fun activities to do with your pup: