The sweetest sofa potatoes in the world
Having a dog that requires a lot of exercise can be a powerful motivator for your own exercise regimen, but not everyone looks for a four-legged fitness trainer. This is where these adorable lazy dog breeds come in, and you will be surprised to find that they come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, were specifically bred to be lap dogs, according to Caroline Wilde, DVM, veterinarian at Trupanion. Others, like the Great Dane, were bred to grow so large that they simply don’t have the physical structure to support many activities, notes Leslie Brooks, DVM, Veterinary Advisor at Betterpet. Still others, including the bulldog, were bred with flat noses, making prolonged physical activity difficult, says Gerardo Perez-Camargo, DVM at Freshpet.
When looking for your own four-legged cuddle buddy, you should of course keep in mind that not all dogs of a particular breed are exactly alike and of course the laziest breeds still require some exercise for their physical and mental health. With that in mind, check out this list to find out which lazy dog breed is the perfect one for you.