10 Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds for Busy Owners

Dachshunds are friendly and make terrific sofa buddies. This dog is small or medium-sized. Long-haired doxies need more grooming than short- or wire-haired ones. Any may be a good friend.


This racing canine is not high-energy, despite common assumption. Most greyhounds are couch potatoes who lounge with their owners. They love daily walks and occasional runs.


The happy Frenchie is ideal for lounging. France bulldogs are among the happiest dogs. They are energetic but not endurance-driven. This breed needs moderate daily activity, however outside activities should be minimized in warmer weather.

French Bulldog

Getting close to a small dog? The Chihuahua is the perfect pocket-sized lap dog because it only weighs 2 to 6 pounds. These dogs do get very active sometimes, but most of the time they don't need a lot of exercise.


This is the dog for you if you want your dog to always look like a baby. The Cavalier is calm, gentle, loving, and flexible. There are small to medium-sized dogs like this one. They like to cuddle with people or other dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

As a small to medium-sized dog that is easy to get along with other people, a Westie is a great choice. Most of them have a modest amount of energy, are easy to train, and are generally healthy.

West Highland White Terrier

The Brussels griffon is a fun dog to know because it is small, cute, and silly. They don't need a lot of movement, even though they can be pretty active. To calm them down and give them discipline, they need basic training.

Brussels Griffon

Want a big dog that you can curl up with? As a general rule, mastiffs don't have a lot of energy or stamina. They are huge dogs. Mastiffs that are younger are often silly and playful, but they are also very calm.


The bullmastiff is a good choice for a big dog that isn't quite as big and lazy as the mastiff. The dog is still big, even though it only weighs 100 to 130 pounds. Its health is about the same as or better than a mastiff's, and it lives a little longer.


You can get a poodle in three different sizes: normal, small, and toy. They are smarter and more busy than most breeds, but they can get along with people. Being versatile means low upkeep.