Top 15 Laziest Dog Breeds

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Lazy dogs are pawesome, because honestly, you may not have enough energy to keep up with one of those hyper ones that bounce off the walls. Whenever you come home at the end of an exhausting day, the last thing you want is a canine kid yapping at you and jumping on you to take them out. No, it’s much better to have one that you can snuggle up with on the couch and watch television or read a book. And you love having a dog that likes to sleep as much as you do. If you are not a fan of exercise, then a lazy dog may be exactly what you need. Here are the top 15 lazy pooches made just for you. 


This muscular pooch may look furocious, but they are really just about the laziest pooch you will find. They are truly gentle and cuddly, and most of the time would rather lay on the floor, or anywhere else they can flop, than do anything else. Except eat. They do like to eat too.

Chow Chow

The Chinese Chow Chow is a big canine companion that loves to snooze. Seriously. Loves it. These furific fluffy furballs can sleep more than 20 hours a day if you let them. They do love to snuggle too, so go ahead and curl up with your pooch and enjoy some together time.

American Chow Bulldog

Mixing the top two laziest breeds gets you another lazy pup that has less fur in case you don’t like to vacuum up pet hair. Does anyone? This doggo is just as happy to hang out on the couch or in bed with you all day watching television or sleeping the day away.
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Having a Newfie is like having a big teddy bear that will keep you warm with their furry coat and almost 150 pounds of snuggliness. These lazy pooches would rather sleep than play fetch. In fact, you may have to bribe your big snoozer with a treat to get them to exercise at all.

Basset Hound

Let’s face it; this pawesome pup even looks lazy with their droopy ears, eyes, and jowls. Their short legs don’t look like they are going anywhere fast. Actually, when they are not on the scent trail, you will find them sleeping just about anywhere you can think of, and some that you can’t. 

Bully Basset

This hybrid of the Bulldog and the Basset Hound is a sweet and cuddly family furiendly lapdog that will not wear you out with their energy. In fact, you may have to pick them up and take them outside for them to go out. They would much rather snuggle with you on the couch.


Being a lap dog is tough. The poor little Pug has no choice but to lay in your lap, on your head, or anyplace else they can find. They do like to play sometimes, but only when they feel like it, which is only once in a while unless you can entice them with food.


So, what do you think you’ll get if you combine the Pug with the Basset Hound? A floppy and wrinkly Bassugg that is the cutest and laziest pup you have ever seen. These pooches have low energy levels and would much rather cuddle than play catch, so if you want lazy, here it is.

Saint Bernard

Yes, this gentle giant is a true hero when it comes to finding people lost in the snow, but they’d much rather find some Zzzzs than anything else. They do a lot of sleeping (and drooling) so don’t expect a rambunctious bundle of energy here. They will keep you company on the couch all day long.

Chow Hound

When you mix a Chow Chow with a Basset Hound, you get a Chow Hound, and that name even sounds lazy, doesn’t it? Well, this furry and droopy pooch is like a short-legged cotton ball that will enjoy sitting in your lap more than getting out and playing in the yard. 

Saint Bernewfie

This pawesome pooch is hard to resist with the big furry floppiness of the Newfoundland and the chunky cuddliness of the Saint Bernard. These are huge huggable pups with sweet personalities. If you want a giant teddy bear that also snores and slobbers, the Saint Bernewfie is your best choice.

Great Dane

Another giant pooch, the Great Dane is calm, cool, and…lazy. They don’t need much exercise who would much prefer dozing to dancing, and a catnap than chasing the cat. This big fur buddy is a mellow fellow, so if you want a couch potato, here you go. 


The Mastiff is the largest dog breed there is, even though Great Danes and Wolfhounds may be taller. This mammoth Molosser is also a great protector if you can get them up off the floor. They were actually bred to fight bears and bulls, so they are brave when they want to be, but would rather sleep.


This Great Dane and Mastiff mix is a designer dog with a desire to doze. They love kids and other pets, but after a few minutes of play, they would prefer to lay there and let the kids or pets crawl all over them while they nap, and they are very patient about it.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Even though most Spaniels are very energetic, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel likes to be lazy. Maybe it is because they have Pug genes somewhere in their background, or maybe it is because they have a royal name that gives them the idea that they should be waited on. Either way, this is a lazy pooch.