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Low maintenance dogs - Dog breeds that doesn't require too much of your time

Low maintenance dogs for little flats and for busy people or first time owners

We live in a fast-paced world. We are busy, we have no time for each other, our family and ourselves. In this way responsible animal husbandry  - owning a pet - seems to be an impossible task. Fortunately, busy people also have appropriate pets. Not only fish, insects, reptiles can be kept, but also low maintenance dogs. There are many small maintenance dog breeds, that are an ideal choice for careerists, those with full-day activities and those living in small homes.

Every animal, every living entity needs some form of care. Dogs are especially companion-centric, so if you don't have time to care for another creature, then it's not for you. But if you have a little time every day and sometimes to get some play, and if you can take responsibility for another being, you find the balance with a low maintenance dog.

What do low maintenance dogs mean?

If you want a dog but don't have much time for it, you should definitely choose a low maintenance dog breed. But what does low maintenance mean? Low maintenance means something different for everyone. This is because of the needs of everything and everyone are different. Some animals only require feeding, other animals need to play. Smarter animal species have needs like children. Dogs are just like that, but there are some breeds that can easily meet their needs. So low maintenance dogs mean that we can give them a happy life with spending time just a little. They are the easiest dogs to take care of. Many low maintenance dog breeds feel good on most of the day alone. This does not mean that they can be left alone for days, but if you go to work on weekdays, your dog will not be depressed. Low maintenance dogs don't need all-day attention, they don't need much daily walking, special feeding or complicated grooming and teaching. But they also need proper nutrition, nursing, a lot of love and the development of their abilities. The difference is that it requires much less time and energy for low maintenance dogs.

Let's make your business easier! We have gathered several low maintenance dog breeds and separated the small ones, the ideal breeds for the apartment, those that easy to take care of and those with minimal shedding and short hair. So maybe we'll help you find the best furry friend and you'll both be balanced and happy.

Low maintenance dogs for first time owners

If you are first time dog owner, you need a low-demand dog. It is important to choose a dog that invents itself well, is not extreme in its spirit and has no special needs. If you do not know the dog's thinking and biological function well and have no practice in owning them, you can easily make a big mistake. If you do this to a dog that needs special care, you may be hurt your pet and easily damage his health and soul. This type of dog without proper training, play, and grooming going to be unhappy, depressed and sick. It is therefore very important that you choose your dog carefully.

Low maintenance dogs for first time owners:

•    Bedlington Terrier

•    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

•    Chihuahua

•    Dachshund

•    Havanese

•    Italian Greyhound

•    Maltese

•    Miniature Schnauzer

•    Papillon

•    Pomeranian

•    Pug

•    Shih Tzu

•    Toy Poodle

•    Whippet

•    Yorkshire Terrier

•    American Eskimo

•    Basset Hund

•    Beagle

•    Cocker Spaniel

•    Bernese Mountain Dog

•    Greyhound

•    Newfoundland Dog

•    Standard Poodle

•    Standard Schnauzer

•    Labrador Retriever

•    Golden Retriever


Low maintenance dogs for apartments

Many people have a dog in the city, in a flat or sometimes only in a room. Not all dogs are suitable for this because this is a torture for high-volume dogs with high mobility. So before you buy a dog, you have to find out which breeds like life in an apartment. Some low maintenance dog breeds feel good in apartments, small homes without a garden.

We would think that every small low maintenance dogs feel good in small places. But it is not always true. Some small low maintenance dog needs large places because they are very mobile and active all day. But it's true that big dogs need bigger places.

What needs to pay attention when looking for low maintenance dogs for apartments?

If you live in a small apartment, look for a small low maintenance dog, like Bedlington Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Papillon, Pomeranian, Pug, or Shih Tzu. It is also important in an apartment to be easy to take care of and clean. Fortunately, there are many low maintenance dog breeds that don’t shed. If you live in an apartment, working a lot, and don’t have a lot of time for your pet, you need the easiest dogs to take care of. Long-haired dogs need daily combing, often need to vacuum and during the shedding period, your apartment will be full of hair.

Low maintenance dog breeds that don’t shed:

•    Italian Greyhound

•    Boston Terrier

•    Miniature Pinscher

•    Harrier

•    Dalmatian

•    Whippet

•    German Pinscher

•    Basenji

•    Australian Kelpie

•    Weimaraner

•    Vizsla

•    English Foxhound

•    Boxer

•    Black & Tan Coonhound

•    Rhodesian Ridgeback

•    Mastiff

•    Great Dane

These dogs won’t put their fur in furniture, they're easy to groom and you don’t have to comb them and vacuum rooms every day. But some dog brees from the list need special care in other ways, so learn more about them before choosing!

If you really don’t have time, or you are very lazy, you can choose from just a few dog breed. You need a dog that doesn't want much of your time, doesn't require your attention often, one who feels good alone, doesn't need special nutrition and is not a sick type.

Easiest dogs to take care of:

•    Basset Hound

•    Border Terrier

•    Bulldog

•    Chihuahua

•    Collie

•    Corgi

•    French Bulldog

•    German Shepherd

•    Italian Greyhound

•    Labrador Retriever

•    Maltese

•    Miniature Schnauzer

•    Poodle

•    Boston Terrier

•    Shiba Inu

•    Bordeaux Dog

These dogs are very independent type. The German Sheperd and Shiba Inu need large places, lot of daily walking, so they don’t feel good in a small apartment, but they are low maintenance dogs in the house or in the garden. The Boston Terrier, Bordeaux Dog, Maltese, and Basset Hound are very lazy breeds of dogs, so if you have a few minutes a day, you can satisfy their play demand.