While many dogs are active and prefer to always be on the go, there are many breeds that are mellow and laid back. Listed here are the top 10 mellow dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
While Cavalier King Charles Spaniels might exhibit short bursts of energy, they are happiest when perched on a pillow, in your lap, or under a pile of blankets.
Despite the Great Dane’s overwhelming size, this breed excels as a couch potato. In fact, the Great Dane is one of the best breeds for apartment dwelling, due to its laid-back nature.
Pugs are calm, docile, and enjoy spending time with their humans. Due to their short, squished faces, they do not tolerate exercise well, making this breed especially mellow.
Often misjudged for its intimidating appearance, the American Bulldog is surprisingly laid-back in demeanor. Unlike its American Staffordshire cousin, the American Bulldog is more content to lounge on the couch than go for a run.
Like it’s American counterpart, the French Bulldog is an ideal companion for someone who prefers an easy-going lifestyle. Frenchies live to please their owners, so long as their humans prefer to stay at home.
The Shih Tzu is a small companion dog known for its position among the nobility. Although often described as playful, spunky, and active, the Shih Tzu is equally content to sit in the lap of a favorite human.
The Pekingese is a small (7 – 14 lb) dog that is stubborn, good-natured, affectionate, and intelligent. This breed is extremely mellow largely in part to its exercise intolerance. The short, squished face of the Pekingese hinders its ability to be overly active.
The Bichon Frise represents the best of both worlds: this dog is active and playful, yet gentle, sensitive, and affectionate. If you are looking for a dog that enjoys a short play session followed by cuddles, this is the perfect pet.
Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In case of emergency, always seek qualified healthcare from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.