Not everyone is an active, jogging enthusiast. While many of us try to stay active, eat well, and be healthy, there are many of us that would much rather sit in front of Netflix with a cup of tea and a bowl of snacks. Luckily, there are plenty of pups out there that will be happy to cuddle up with you and binge watch Stranger Things.
These pups are known for their lackadaisical behavior and their complete willingness to sleep the day away. Basset Hounds are loving, sweet pooches that are happy being active or laying around on a lazy afternoon. They do not require too much exercise, about one long walk a day. However, they do need to stay away from the junk food. Basset hounds can gain weight easily if they do not have a proper diet, which can cause a lot of joint problems over time. So, be sure to keep the popcorn to yourself and your new film buff will be happy and healthy.
Bernese Mountain Dog
These dogs are massive, powerful pooches that were bred to traverse mountains and fight bears. They are beautiful, sweet dogs that can make a great addition to your family, no matter what size. Bernese Mountain Dogs may be an intense and playful breed, but they are not a high energy breed. They will be up for a hike, but will also be thrilled to come home, get a bowl of water, and pass out as you and your family relax and prepare dinner. Like a Basset Hound, you will need to monitor their diet regularly and keep the food scraps off the floor. This way, they won’t have added weight to their joints and they will stay healthier, longer.
The common stereotype of English Bulldogs is that they are apathetic, sweet, and sleepy pups that love to curl up on the couch and chew on their bone. Nothing could be truer. These pooches are wonderful couch companions that are fine relaxing by the pool or napping in the afternoon. Just be sure to take them for a long walk every day and give your pup a healthy diet to keep them healthy. Other than that, this affectionate companion breed will be more than happy to spend time with you.
Known most for the massive amounts of fur and blue tongues, the Chow Chow is a wonderful pup for individuals or for small families with grown children. These dogs love to laze about and snuggle up with your family on movie night. If you decide to adopt a Chow Chow, be aware that your house will be covered with a not-so-thin layer of dog hair and plenty of drool to spare. These dogs are a low energy breed. They won’t be super playful, but they will still enjoy a walk or two with their favorite human.
When it comes to adding a dog to your family, it’s important to consider your lifestyle and choose a canine companion who will be a good fit. If you live a relatively low-energy lifestyle, one of these “couch potato dogs” could be the right fit for you. For someone more active and looking for their dog to keep up, it might be a good idea to explore another option. Scroll through all the dog breeds and explore dog breed profiles to find the right one for you!