Top 10 Laziest Dog Breeds, Ranked

November 29, 2017

There are dogs of all types out there—fast, slow, loving, distant. It’s hard to know which one will fit best into your lifestyle. Check out this list if you’re looking for a dog that prefers to cuddle more than run. These dogs are best suited for owners who will go for a walk or two every day but prefer to snuggle up on the couch.

10. Great Dane

Great Danes are huge and powerful dogs—but that doesn’t mean they’re active. Scooby Doo is one of the most well-known dogs of this breed. Scooby, like most Great Danes, prefers food and a nap to running. While they’re not very active, it is important that they get some exercise each day to maintain their health.

9. English Bulldog

You just have to look at a Bulldog to recognize that it’s not a very athletic dog. They’re known for their shuffling gait and wrinkled faces. Though they look rough and tough, they’re extremely gentle and loving.

8. French Bulldog

Similar to their English counterpart, French Bulldogs aren’t the most athletic-looking dogs. They’re significantly smaller and more stubborn than English Bulldogs, but they’re just as loyal.

7. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are great companions for people who aren’t looking for an athletic dog. They’re significantly smaller than many of the other dogs on this list, so they’re great options for smaller spaces.

6. Greyhound

Greyhounds look like extremely active dogs, but they’re actually very lazy. They do need plenty of space to run at high speeds, but aside from that, they’re fairly inactive. If you want an inactive dog that still knows how to run and looks athletic, Greyhounds are a great option. If you don’t have a yard or space where it can run, though, you should probably look for a different breed.

5. Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are massive, muscular dogs. They’re at least 100 pounds, so don’t get one of these unless you have plenty of space for it. They, like these other lazy dogs, don’t need a ton of exercise, but they do need room to run.

4. Chow Chow

Chow Chows are extremely independent dogs. They have a huge lion’s mane of hair around their head and deep-set eyes. While they are fairly muscular, they are extremely inactive. Just a few good walks each day and they should be good.

3. St. Bernard

St. Bernard dogs are well beloved—and massive. While they are huge, they are extremely gentle and loyal. They do need plenty of space, but they’re not very active, so they should be content to hang out with the family most of the time.

2. Basset Hound

If you’ve ever seen a Basset Hound run, it makes sense why they’re not very active. Their ears and extra skin flop around so much—making it almost look uncomfortable. They’re very patient with their families but are also very stubborn.

1. Newfoundland

Newfoundland dogs might be the laziest out of all the breeds, but they’re also the most powerful. They’re extremely massive and muscular, but they do prefer to stay at home and sleep. It’s important for Newfies to have plenty of space to run, though, so don’t even consider getting one unless you have a good-sized yard.

These might be some of the laziest dogs around, but I’ve met plenty who seem like they would fit right in with this list. Share some pictures with us on Facebook! If a lazy dog isn’t the best fit for you, check out the top 10 lists of dumbest dogs and smartest dogs.

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