Top Dog Breeds for Someone Who Works All Day

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It's a woofderful thing to have a fur buddy. There is nothing better than being greeted by a wagging tail welcoming you home after a hard shift. Having a fur baby waiting for you just seems to relieve all the accumulated stress which goes hand in hand with working life. But are there any canine breeds which are better suited to someone who works all day, and can handle the stresses of being left inside by themselves? Check out these top breeds for someone who works all day, and you'll soon decide which of these furrific pups is right for you.


Greyhounds are great pups for someone who works all day. While they do love to be taken for walks and enjoy exercise, they are by nature a very tranquil breed who are more than content to spend all day curled up in their beds. Greyhounds make easy-going house dogs.

Basset Hound

The pawtastic Basset Hound is the pawfect pup for a pet parent who is gone all day. These pups are naturally lazy and love to conserve their energy by sleeping the day away. When you arrive home from work, and they wake up, they'll think you've never been gone at all.


Chihuahuas are independent little pups who manage well when their owner is absent for lengthy periods of time. These pawsome doggos are quite in control of their environment, and as small as they are, will stand guard. They do demand lots of love and cuddles when their pet parent returns.

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The pawsome Dachshund is a wonderful breed to own for someone who works all day. Seriously low maintenance when it comes to exercise, these short legged pups get almost enough of a workout walking from their bed to their food bowl. They've got a calm and patient nature too!

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is one fluffy pup, and is well-known for their independent characters. These pups generally depend on their pet parents for regular food, walks and the occasional cuddle, but for the rest of the time, Chow Chows prefer to keep their own company. While sometimes aloof, the Chow will be sure to handle being alone.

Chinese Shar-Pei

The Chinese Shar-Pei is a doggo with a reputation for being reserved. They're one canine breed which doesn't seek out human company, but is still happy in a domestic situation as long as they have their personal space. Those characteristics make them furrific pups for people who work all day.

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a super pup to have when you're out at work all day. They have a quiet, dignified manner, low energy levels, and as adults are not mischievous or destructive when left home alone. Another plus is they don't bark much, so won't upset the neighbors.

Welsh Corgi

The Welsh Corgi is a pawsome breed which knows how to mind their manners when left home alone. Once trained, they're very obedient fur buddies who won't eat the sofa if you're at work all day. They'll expect a nice long walk as compensation for being a good doggo when you get home.


The Hokkaido has a surplus of patience and will be happy to wait at home for someone who is out working most of the day. This medium-sized pup exudes dignity, is not short on intelligence, and is a pawtastic companion who will be totally devoted to you.


The Pomeranian is the pawfect pup for anyone who is gone all day. These cute bundles of fluff don't need much exercise and are happy running around the house even when their pet parent is not there. After a short walk, they're ready to snuggle on the sofa.