These Are The Laziest Dog Breeds For Owners Who Want A Cuddle Buddy, Not A Running Buddy

All dogs require some level of exercise, but some dog breeds are lazier than others. If you’re getting a Shepherd or a Husky or a Border Collie, you’re going to need to commit some serious time to walking (and running) that dog. Those kinds of dogs are perfect for avid hikers and outdoorsmen, but if you’re more of a couch potato, you want a dog that’s going to match your lifestyle.

Keep reading to find out which dog breeds prefer to laze around the house.

Basset Hounds Even Look Lazy

A Basset Hound with glasses lazily sleeps near papers and a phone.
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With their long droopy ears, kind eyes, and short legs, Basset Hounds look like lazy dogs through and through. These dogs were not built for speed or agility. They’re great sniffers, they have powerful noses, and they make great companions, but don’t expect them to win any races any time soon.

Basset Hounds love to eat, and they love spending time with people and other dogs. They make great walking buddies, especially for people who move at a slower pace.