Do Low-Maintenance Dogs Exist?
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.
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
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
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.