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. 

#1 English Bulldog

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.

#2 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. 

#3 Pug

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.
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#4 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.

#5 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.

#6 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. 

#7 Irish Wolfhound

The tallest of all dog breeds is also one of the laziest. Once employed in big-game hunting, Irish Wolfhounds now make the calmest and most agreeable canine companions. As adults, these gentle giants can become couch potatoes if allowed to, but regular exercise will keep them in the pink.

#8 Shih Tzu

Though their name means "lion dog," you won't see the Shih Tzu hunting for prey. In fact, you'll most likely find these little charmers lounging on couches around the world. Bred to warm the laps of ancient Chinese royalty, this pawpular breed doesn't need much outdoor activity and excels at being a cute house companion.

#9 French Bulldog

The affectionate French Bulldog is one of the most pawpular dog breeds among apartment dwellers. Aside from their compact size, these bat-eared doggos do not need a lot of outdoor exercise. Although they enjoy participating in canine sports, their flat faces mean that they shouldn't be allowed to exert themselves, especially in hot weather.

#10 Pekingese

Bred to live in the palaces of ancient China, the Pekingese will gladly reign over your house, from your couch. Their life's purpose is to provide amusement and companionship. And while these petite pooches are serene most of the time, you can let them try their paw at canine sports, as long as you let them do it at their own pace.

#11 Dachshund

Short-legged and long-bodied, the unmistakable Dachshund was originally bred to hunt prey. These days, these little wiener dogs would rather hunt for comfy spots to nap. However, they still need regular exercise in order to strengthen and protect their long back. Moderate activity is enough to keep your Doxie happy and healthy!

#12 Mastiff

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.

#13 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.

#14 Newfoundland

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.

#15 Chinese Shar-Pei

The Chinese Shar-Pei is pawhaps one of the most unusual-looking dog breeds out there. But underneath all those folds of loose skin is a versatile pooch who can adapt to their family's lifestyle. Whether you're highly active, sedentary, or somewhere in between, you can count on the loyal Shar-Pei to be right by your side.