Do Low-Maintenance Dogs Exist?

Do Low-Maintenance Dogs Exist?

Last update: 02 June, 2018

Most people who want to adopt a dog may wonder what breed would be the easiest to take care of. Leaving your dog unattended at home while you are away for several hours is a big problem. Therefore, in this article you can find out which breeds are low-maintenance dogs.

The best low-maintenance dogs

Get a low-maintenance dog if you don’t spend many hours at home, if you’re not the park-going type and don’t have any children. The following dogs will be perfect for you as long as you feed them well, take them out for walks, and give them affection, because they are very healthy and do not break everything when you go to work:

1. Great Pyrenees

This dog has no problem spending time outside, since it was bred to take care of sheep and not to interact with people that much. These big, furry white dogs have a thick mantle to protect them from the cold. Just keep in mind they drool a lot. They are perfect for people looking for an independent, obedient, guard dog that doesn’t need so much of your time.

2. Italian Greyhound

They are the smallest greyhounds in the world and can live in an apartment. They are affectionate, easygoing, cheerful, and are excellent company on weekends or vacation. When they are puppies, they have a lot of energy and might mess up the house a little. However, as they grow they become calmer and are easier to take care of.

3. Brazilian Mastiff

This dog breed was bred for work. Brazilian Mastiffs make excellent guard dogs and don’t require much attention. They can live outside, but only during the summer, since their coats are short (tropical climates best suit them). They look fierce and can be aggressive if they sense danger. Best of all, they are easy to take care of. 

4. Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier
One of their main features is that they are very trainable, cheerful and make great company (they’re perfect for people who live alone). As for their size, they are perfect for people who live in small spaces, like an apartment. They don’t have long hair, so you won’t have to worry about brushing them every day.

5. Bluetick Coonhound

This healthy hunting dog, bred for catching raccoons, adapts very well to living outdoors. Due to their thick coat and large size, they can’t live in a small home. They are great athletes and only need their ears cleaned frequently to prevent infection.

6. American Staffordshire Terrier

Its sociable nature doesn’t prevent it from being a very low maintenance dog. They love being around their owners, but don’t mind staying alone for a few hours. These dogs don’t bark unless there is imminent danger. They love being petted and played with when someone is around.

7. Australian Cattle Dog

This dog is a cross between a domestic and a wild dog (the Australian Dingo), giving it “all terrain” characteristics. In other words, they can take good care of themselves. They can work in a field and herd animals, or stay on the porch to guard the house. The cattle dog is medium- sized, and is healthy until an old age.

8. Welsh Corgi

This small breed is easy to take care of. While they are now kept as pets, they were once used for grazing cattle because of their hardiness. It’s a medium sized dog with short hair and can live up to 15 years.

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